PatternFolder - Project Stickers and Prints onto Surfaces (Web-based, all platforms)


PatternFolder - Project Stickers and Prints onto Surfaces (Web-based, all platforms)
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I have just released first version of Pattern Folder. It is a simple Javascript based tool to add curvature to LDraw files. See how to use it in the video below.




How to get started (as shown in the video)

1) Go to https://c-mt.dk/software/pf/ and add your sticker.
2) Use a file, URL or simply paste the content of your LDraw file. Please note that only line type 0, 2, 3 and 4 are supported. Sub-files (type 1) and conditional lines (type 5) or any other digital file format are not yet supported.
3) Click on the surface of your choice (or type in your own. Click the various surfaces or see the video to learn how).
4) Download your folded LDraw file.

Bonus

See building instructions for the Corvette here: https://brickhub.org/i/224

Building instructions for the Porsche 911 RSR is found here: https://brickhub.org/i/193 (not all stickers made yet)

Pattern Folder is 100% free to use, copy, improve, and eat (dietary restrictions may apply). It is also free from advertising and complies to GDPR because it doesn't track anything, nor take ownership of anything you use it for. I have added an ad to the video in order to pay for the website hosting.

GitHub project: https://github.com/LasseD/PatternFolder Feel free to make pull requests, raise issues, fork, clone, etc.

Please feel free to post ideas, suggestions, missing patterns, bugs, ... or if you think this kind of tool is a stupid or great idea.
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RE: PatternFolder - Project Stickers and Prints onto Surfaces (Web-based, all platforms)
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Quote:or if you think this kind of tool is a stupid or great idea.
I vote for "great idea" Wink
Very nice tool!!!
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RE: PatternFolder - Project Stickers and Prints onto Surfaces (Web-based, all platforms)
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(2019-03-09, 21:25)Lasse Deleuran Wrote: I have just released first version of Pattern Folder. It is a simple Javascript based tool to add curvature to LDraw files. See how to use it in the video below.




How to get started (as shown in the video)

1) Go to https://c-mt.dk/software/pf/ and add your sticker.
2) Use a file, URL or simply paste the content of your LDraw file. Please note that only line type 0, 2, 3 and 4 are supported. Sub-files (type 1) and conditional lines (type 5) or any other digital file format are not yet supported.
3) Click on the surface of your choice (or type in your own. Click the various surfaces or see the video to learn how).
4) Download your folded LDraw file.

Bonus

See building instructions for the Corvette here: https://brickhub.org/i/224

Building instructions for the Porsche 911 RSR is found here: https://brickhub.org/i/193 (not all stickers made yet)

Pattern Folder is 100% free to use, copy, improve, and eat (dietary restrictions may apply). It is also free from advertising and complies to GDPR because it doesn't track anything, nor take ownership of anything you use it for. I have added an ad to the video in order to pay for the website hosting.

GitHub project: https://github.com/LasseD/PatternFolder Feel free to make pull requests, raise issues, fork, clone, etc.

Please feel free to post ideas, suggestions, missing patterns, bugs, ... or if you think this kind of tool is a stupid or great idea.
It looks great! I will test it. Thanks!
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RE: PatternFolder - Project Stickers and Prints onto Surfaces (Web-based, all platforms)
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Can't wait to test it!

w.
LEGO ergo sum
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RE: PatternFolder - Project Stickers and Prints onto Surfaces (Web-based, all platforms)
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Is this a pattern bending tool, or a sticker bending tool?

The print on a sticker is supposed to be placed 0.25 ldu above the part surface, and a backside need to be created "behind" the printed surface.
If the pattern is simply projected on to a curved surface and then lifted 0.25 ldu to add the backside of the sticker, the top surface wont be correct.
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RE: PatternFolder - Project Stickers and Prints onto Surfaces (Web-based, all platforms)
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(2019-03-10, 17:19)Magnus Forsberg Wrote: Is this a pattern bending tool, or a sticker bending tool?

The print on a sticker is supposed to be placed 0.25 ldu above the part surface, and a backside need to be created "behind" the printed surface.
If the pattern is simply projected on to a curved surface and then lifted 0.25 ldu to add the backside of the sticker, the top surface wont be correct.

It is both. If you have a sticker that is 0.25 LDU tall (or 0.5 LDU like this) then both the print part, back side and sides get projected as seen here.


It does, however, only make a single-direction projection. This causes the 90 degree angles of the to be affected by the curvature they are projected onto.  This is something I want to be able to fix, but that requires that the program is able to detect that a sticker is being projected.
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