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    Thread: Part 4210 (hose reel)
Post: RE: Part 4210 (hose reel)

Alex Taylor Wrote: (2020-07-30, 6:56) -- I've attached the LDD mesh for the part, if that helps. --
Alex Taylor Parts Authoring 17 3,682 2020-07-30, 6:57
    Thread: Part 4210 (hose reel)
Post: RE: Part 4210 (hose reel)

N. W. Perry Wrote: (2020-07-29, 16:31) -- Part 4210 (ex-4208) says it needs teeth. It also needs the holes through the drum spindle. If anyone has the real part handy: How many teeth should it h...
Alex Taylor Parts Authoring 17 3,682 2020-07-30, 6:56
    Thread: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux
Post: RE: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux

The geometry for the texture is doing double-duty here; as there is no vector-graphic pattern it seems a bit wasteful to duplicate the geom in a FALLBACK section. As I said, the three spaces was a ...
Alex Taylor Part Requests 170 44,264 2020-07-19, 21:40
    Thread: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux
Post: RE: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2020-06-28, 12:15) -- Good luck! Shape is far from trivial... -- But there's a nice LDD mesh available :-)
Alex Taylor Part Requests 170 44,264 2020-06-28, 12:16
    Thread: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux
Post: RE: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux

Magnus Forsberg Wrote: (2020-06-27, 21:11) -- Don't know if it is an error, but the same three lines in both files contain 3 space instead of only 2, in the code. But why does that matter? -- ...
Alex Taylor Part Requests 170 44,264 2020-06-27, 22:08
    Thread: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux
Post: RE: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux

Orion Pobursky Wrote: (2020-06-27, 19:39) -- I think Willy probably just died. His life's work is complete. 😝 -- Nah, I think there's still a set of legs outstanding :-)
Alex Taylor Part Requests 170 44,264 2020-06-27, 20:18
    Thread: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux
Post: RE: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2020-06-27, 18:39) -- ...and now that I've seen the part on PT I realize that I need to change the tiling of the floor, it's broken!!! There is something weird on PT: ....
Alex Taylor Part Requests 170 44,264 2020-06-27, 18:52
    Thread: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux
Post: RE: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux

First tepee now pretty much done, second one in progress: http://www.nightshade.org.uk/67661.png
Alex Taylor Part Requests 170 44,264 2020-06-27, 13:19
    Thread: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux
Post: RE: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux

Willy Tschager Wrote: (2020-06-22, 15:22) -- As this was on my to-do list for many years I would appreciate if you could give us some insight on how you did this AMAZING job. w. -- Credit for th...
Alex Taylor Part Requests 170 44,264 2020-06-22, 15:36
    Thread: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux
Post: RE: Parts we are Working on - Part Deux

In progress... http://www.nightshade.org.uk/u9328ap01c012.png
Alex Taylor Part Requests 170 44,264 2020-06-22, 12:37
    Thread: Texmap render issues on PT
Post: RE: Texmap render issues on PT

Lasse Deleuran Wrote: (2020-06-06, 18:36) -- Yes, of course each time they are loaded. Otherwise the frame rate might suffer quite a bit :D -- Indeed :-) So this is really a one-off hit we're talk...
Alex Taylor Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion 17 3,947 2020-06-06, 18:44
    Thread: Texmap render issues on PT
Post: RE: Texmap render issues on PT

Lasse Deleuran Wrote: (2020-06-06, 16:47) -- I have not solved the rendering issue yet, but I have a comment regarding the sizing of textures. The size of a texture will be set to a power of two (128...
Alex Taylor Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion 17 3,947 2020-06-06, 17:31
    Thread: Texmap render issues on PT
Post: RE: Texmap render issues on PT

Travis Cobbs Wrote: (2020-06-02, 17:41) -- The preview uses LDView, and doing some digging, I see that there is a bug in LDView's snapshot functionality when textures with partial transparency are us...
Alex Taylor Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion 17 3,947 2020-06-03, 8:39
    Thread: Texmap render issues on PT
Post: Texmap render issues on PT

Glitches in both the image preview and the 3D render of https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/6092p01.dat The preview shows thick yellowish lines around the edges of the texture imag...
Alex Taylor Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion 17 3,947 2020-06-02, 15:54
    Thread: Transparent stickers
Post: RE: Transparent stickers

Magnus Forsberg Wrote: (2019-08-08, 7:38) -- That would ban the use of colour 15 (white) on the top surface of any sticker. I don't think that is correct. https://www.ldraw.org/article/339.html "...
Alex Taylor Official File Specifications/Standards 38 23,418 2019-08-08, 7:42
    Thread: Transparent stickers
Post: RE: Transparent stickers

Gerald Lasser Wrote: (2019-08-07, 22:14) -- What kind of functionality is that? -- The quad-view. I find many tasks much easier when I can see and edit in plan and elevation views.
Alex Taylor Official File Specifications/Standards 38 23,418 2019-08-08, 6:38
    Thread: Transparent stickers
Post: RE: Transparent stickers

Magnus Forsberg Wrote: (2019-08-07, 22:25) -- Is that a print on a white paper sticker or is it a transparent sticker? -- It's on white paper, and the spec says this should be modelled in colour-16.
Alex Taylor Official File Specifications/Standards 38 23,418 2019-08-08, 6:36
    Thread: Transparent stickers
Post: RE: Transparent stickers

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2019-08-07, 20:51) -- I fully agree with Willy's answers. -- Ditto :-)  Given the argument advanced for why we do use colour-16, it makes sense to continue to do so.  I can...
Alex Taylor Official File Specifications/Standards 38 23,418 2019-08-07, 21:16
    Thread: Transparent stickers
Post: RE: Transparent stickers

Orion Pobursky Wrote: (2019-08-07, 19:51) -- No. I recommend that users switch to Bricksmith, LDCad, or LeoCAD. With all due respect for Michael and his contributions to the community, MLCad is no lo...
Alex Taylor Official File Specifications/Standards 38 23,418 2019-08-07, 20:12
    Thread: Transparent stickers
Post: RE: Transparent stickers

Willy Tschager Wrote: (2019-08-07, 13:20) -- I added the following color to the LDCOnfig: 0 !COLOUR Trans_Sticker                                        CODE 10047 VALUE #FFFFFF  EDGE #FFFFFF  ALP...
Alex Taylor Official File Specifications/Standards 38 23,418 2019-08-07, 17:51