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    Thread: T-junction or sharp angle?
Post: Re: T-junction or sharp angle?

This doesn't prevent a T-junction, it just moves it: you now have a T-junction along the top ;-)
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 11 10,218 2015-09-24, 22:35
    Thread: T-junction or sharp angle?
Post: T-junction or sharp angle?

This question may have been asked before but if it has I couldn't find it. From the little I know about 3D modelling and rendering both t-junctions and long sharp triangles should be avoided if possi...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 11 10,218 2015-09-23, 22:43
    Thread: Part 272.dat
Post: Re: Part 272.dat

Looks like the outer wall on 272 should be modelled thinner. Don't have a physical part to check though.
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 5 4,654 2015-09-08, 22:42
    Thread: Road base support
Post: Re: Road base support

What do you need the support for? If it's just to make sure the road doesn't collapse when you place vehicles on it then I'd go with a plate and a tile. Yes, that's 16, not 18, but the difference is l...
Ronald Vallenduuk MOCs (My Own Creations) 1 4,163 2015-09-08, 8:09
    Thread: Modelling the inside of parts
Post: Modelling the inside of parts

Under what circumstances and to what extent should the inside of a part be modelled? The reason I'm asking this is that I'm working on the PF Track points and their 9V counterparts have the entire in...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 3 3,410 2015-09-07, 16:20
    Thread: Train track 'resolution'
Post: Re: Train track 'resolution'

It may be bad form to reply to my own post but I'd just like to remind the reviewers that the curved PF track piece needs some more votes. Magnus found a few minor issues that have since been fixed an...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 12 8,879 2015-09-07, 16:12
    Thread: Monorail Track Points
Post: Re: Monorail Track Points

Whoward69 = William Howard [WilliamH] I think he's worked on other train parts as well.
Ronald Vallenduuk Part Requests 17 17,503 2015-09-06, 10:27
    Thread: Train track 'resolution'
Post: Re: Train track 'resolution'

Back from holidays :-) I've just updated the subfiles for 53400 with the 20LDU versions and at the same time fixed the small issues that were mentioned in the comments. Back to work on the switches/...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 12 8,879 2015-08-09, 19:01
    Thread: Running DATHeader without UI
Post: Running DATHeader without UI

Is it possible to run DATHeader without the UI? I know there's a command line option but that still just starts the normal application. Inspired by some of the build and deploy automation we use in w...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Author Tools 4 4,596 2015-07-18, 0:27
    Thread: Train track 'resolution'
Post: Re: Train track 'resolution'

I don't understand what you mean... Where does 8/16/48 come from? Yes, 192 would be the next number in that sequence and 960 would be next, but I don't see what that means for these parts. The 10LDU...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 12 8,879 2015-07-13, 7:26
    Thread: Train track 'resolution'
Post: Re: Train track 'resolution'

They kinda go hand in hand though ;-) The file size reduction is because the number of quads in the rails is cut in half. The number of lines of course has also gone down.
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 12 8,879 2015-07-12, 17:11
    Thread: Train track 'resolution'
Post: Re: Train track 'resolution'

Here you go, both versions to compare. The main part is the same for both, the difference is in the subfiles.
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 12 8,879 2015-07-12, 17:09
    Thread: Official parts with errors/typos
Post: Re: Official parts with errors/typos

These 3 parts have a naming issue: 87994.dat Bar 3L 87994p01.dat Bar 3L with White Ends Pattern 2714.dat Bar 7.6L with Stop All three should have 2 spaces between Bar and the length like 30374 and...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 25 28,460 2015-07-07, 23:23
    Thread: Parts we are working on
Post: Re: Parts we are working on

Looks like nobody has worked on any parts for a while ;-) I've started on the PF Track points: 53404 (right), 53407 (left) and 60128 (crossover).
Ronald Vallenduuk Part Requests 133 222,118 2015-07-07, 23:07
    Thread: Train track 'resolution'
Post: Train track 'resolution'

After I finished 53400, the PF curved track, I started on the PF points (53404 & 53407). As these are going to be big files I wondered if I could reduce the file size. The most obvious way would be to...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 12 8,879 2015-07-07, 22:45
    Thread: ME large radius tracks : preliminary coding available
Post: Re: ME large radius tracks : preliminary coding av...

It's taken a while but I've completed the ME Models parts; both connectors, half and double length straight and all 4 radii. They're available on GitHub: https://github.com/Duq42/ldraw-parts/tree/mas...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 2 3,494 2015-06-29, 23:45
    Thread: DATHeader 3.0.18.0 - new feature
Post: Re: DATHeader 3.0.18.0 - new feature

Sorry if I'm reviving an old discussion. I've a bit of catching up to do ;-) It may be a bit of work to implement but you could have a preference page for the optimise section. For each optimisation ...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Author Tools 30 21,362 2015-06-29, 23:41
    Thread: some thoughts about train track part origin choices
Post: Re: some thoughts about train track part origin ch...

I just had a quick look through some parts and it seems to me that the tradition is more 'origin at the highest surface with studs' than 'origin at part top'. See for example: 40996 Brick 1x4 with S...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 5 4,738 2013-12-05, 23:24
    Thread: How to deal with overlapping parts
Post: Re: How to deal with overlapping parts

Looking at this image: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Philo/Misc/325771.png I'd say there's two things you can do. Option 1: Don't use the pin hole primitive but build it yourself and leave out t...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 3 3,775 2013-11-30, 23:59
    Thread: how to do an inventory
Post: Re: how to do an inventory

What would you do with parts like 64022, Flex track. Both the male and female half are in there as separate parts as well (88492, 88493). Similarly the bottom, cover and controller knob of the 9V trai...
Ronald Vallenduuk Parts Authoring 8 5,669 2013-11-24, 18:53