A few questions about making patterned parts


A few questions about making patterned parts
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For some reason, I decided I wanted to make all the Adventurers sets in LDraw, but complete including all missing patterns etc.
Aside for a bunch missing parts which I hope someone can make (for example this, this, this, this or this), there are also a lot of missing stickers and patterns.

Now, I have no idea if I'll ever finish all these Adventurers sets (sadly, I'm known for not finishing things...), I do have a few 'general' questions.
I'm quite new to making LDraw parts. I did a few patterned parts about a year ago (with help from Philo, thanks Philo!), but I'm stuck now with 2 things:
  1. How can I make a patterned minifig head? Does someone maybe have a LPC template?
  2. I wanted to make this pattern (I do have this part in real life btw Wink ), but when I import the 'projection' data in LPC, a lot of the shape is missing. Is that because it uses these 'primitives' or something like that?

And aside from that, I also have this question about LPC:
When I import a brick as projection data in LPC, there's an option that says 'Edit reference lines'. That way I can remove those green reference lines, but I can't remove the yellow dots and when I export the part, LPC still splits at the spots where there used to be a green line.

Hopefully my questions are clear and somebody would like to take the time to answer these Smile
Thanks!
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Re: A few questions about making patterned parts
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The templates are more than the green lines, if you go and edit one you will see.

Look at this thread here, Philo explains how to create a new template.

The key here is the CUT instructions in the template definition.

Try removing this CUT instruction and your quads should not be split, but save it under a different name :-)
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