LDCad 2.0 LDraw parser thoughts


LDCad 2.0 LDraw parser thoughts
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Hello all,

I'm still working on the foundations of LDCad 2 and if time permits I'll soon be starting with the LDraw parser.

So with this in mind I was thinking about possible improvements etc.

As always I'm very interested in what others would like to see supported/different from 1.6 etc.

Things I want myself:

100% official file format support. (mpd/headers/textures/etc)
All the defacto unofficial stuff (like "0 UNOFFICIAL PART" etc)
Some experimental stuff (like "0 !DATA")
LDCad groups
MLCad groups
Buffer exchange
Some or maybe even all LPub meta's.
Local color support (meaning a COLOUR meta will override colors used in following type 1 lines etc )


All input is welcome.
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#2
LSynth Metas.
w.
LEGO ergo sum
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#3
Better part snapping it could be good.
Also pre define render like in stud.io pov-ray and photo realistic rendering (i did inspect little how stud.io does the renders and its a very easy way to "lean" and add Big Grin to ldcad)
A sub program to build instructions more flexible than lpub

Other thing that may be cool, people that has experiencing in coding scripts, send you samples so you can add on the website.
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(2018-09-22, 17:48)tatubias Wrote: Better part snapping it could be good.
This is planned but I'm not sure of the extend/form yet.

(2018-09-22, 17:48)tatubias Wrote: Also pre define render like in stud.io pov-ray and photo realistic rendering
I'm not sure, POV-Ray support in 1.5/1.6 was always mostly about the animation exports. Extremely high quality will make those take forever to render (when single frames take 15 minutes).

(2018-09-22, 17:48)tatubias Wrote: A sub program to build instructions more flexible than lpub
Not sure I want to invent a whole new meta set  and take care of generating pdf's myself. Maybe in a later version down the road if I run out of interesting things to do.
For now I'm just planning LPub meta 'awareness' so in a best case scenario you would only need to press generate in LPub it self.



(2018-09-22, 17:48)tatubias Wrote: Other thing that may be cool, people that has experiencing in coding scripts, send you samples so you can add on the website.
I like this idea, but I doubt it will be a big user base, as currently I'm only aware of a few people actually using scripting.
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#5
Thank you for the reply.

Other easy useful thing to implement its to be able to generate a LEGO Set filter automatically. i did it by hand made the pbg file and edited the menus so the filtered bricks of the sets are shown .

But for most people its a complicated task to perform.

May be a script to download form some site the pbg file and add it to the available downloaded sets.




if i think more ideas i will be pasting some
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