Modulex parts library


Modulex parts library
#1
Hi,

transferring content from the old site we, the content managers, update also the information. In this process I added some alternative parts libraries using the LDraw File Format to the new site:

http://www.ldraw.org/parts/other-parts-libraries.html

I'd like to see also Modulex among those. Since there were some objections in the past submitting them to the PT:

http://news.lugnet.com/cad/?n=17385&t=i&v=a

I would go for a link to the modulex page:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/chris.w.dee/Modulex/

but it seams essential to me that there is also a download link. Any chance to add it?

w.
LEGO ergo sum
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Re: Modulex parts library
#2
My feeling is that they were produced by LEGO so are therefore free game for PT submission. It's unfortunate the the existing work is not Library compatible but I have zero objections to new work being submitted.
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#3
Headers would need re-formatting, but the main issue is the scale. Tore and I made these at a scale that is only compatible within the Modulex Library itself (i.e. a Modulex Stud pitch of 20LDu), so the parts are not compatible with LEGO System parts. A download of the existing "library" would be possible. I am happy to share mine, but Tore would need to agree for his parts.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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#4
Sorry, I haven't seen this post until today. Yes, I agree for my parts. It's also ok to rename them and edit them at will.

You can mix LEGO System parts with Modulex parts if you make a separate Modulex sub-model and scale it down by 0.625

Example:
1 7 0 -192 -50 0.625 0 0 0 0.625 0 0 0 0.625 Modulex_submodel.ldr

If you decide to add Modulex part to the library, you may consider to add Modulex exclusive colors to LDConifig, too. Back in 2011, I played around a little with the colors, and this is the file I made. I guess the 3004's are Modulex colors and the surrounding 3005's are for comparising.

/Tore

0 Modulex New Colors
0 Mx Ocre Yellow
1 398 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3004.dat

0 Mx Lemon
1 430 0 32 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3004.dat
1 14 30 32 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat

0 Mx Tile Gray
1 7 -30 64 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat
1 263 0 64 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3004.dat
1 8 30 64 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat

0 Mx Charcoal Gray
1 8 -30 96 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat
1 264 0 96 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3004.dat
1 0 30 96 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat

0 Mx Light Yellow
1 0x02FDEA8C -30 128 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat
1 510 0 128 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3004.dat
1 18 30 128 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat


0 Mx Pastel Green
1 10 40 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat
1 27 60 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat
1 418 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3004.dat
1 2 120 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat

0 Mx Teal Blue
1 1 60 32 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat
1 305 90 32 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3004.dat
1 3 120 32 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat

0
0 1 0 60 64 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat
0 1 0 90 64 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3004.dat
0 1 0 120 64 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat

0 Mx Pink (Mx16/BL148) [Red?] (Salmon?)
1 13 60 96 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat
1 351 90 96 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3004.dat
1 12 120 96 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat

1 0x020033B2 60 128 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat
1 0x02365AB4 90 128 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3004.dat
1 0x026C81B7 120 128 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3005.dat

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RE: Modulex parts library
#5
(2012-07-25, 13:57)Willy Tschager Wrote: Hi,

transferring content from the old site we, the content managers, update also the information. In this process I added some alternative parts libraries using the LDraw File Format to the new site:

http://www.ldraw.org/parts/other-parts-libraries.html

I'd like to see also Modulex among those. Since there were some objections in the past submitting them to the PT:

http://news.lugnet.com/cad/?n=17385&t=i&v=a

I would go for a link to the modulex page:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/chris.w.dee/Modulex/


but it seams essential to me that there is also a download link. Any chance to add it?

w.

A new Modulex preview page, with a download link, is at http://www.chris-w-dee.co.uk/Modulex/index.htm
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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#6
if these were made by LEGO and can fit LEGO parts,
then why not scale them down by 0.625 and just cycle them through the PT
as normal (in analogy to the "Mursten" variants)?

my main objections against having these inside the ldraw library were
- I did not know that these were made by TLG
- I did not know that these fit normal LEGO parts

If these 2 objections no longer hold, then I'd be happy to see these parts inside our lib officially, with a matching scale
to the normal LEGO parts.
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(2018-12-30, 4:38)Steffen Wrote: if these were made by LEGO and can fit LEGO parts,
then why not scale them down by 0.625 and just cycle them through the PT
as normal (in analogy to the "Mursten" variants)?

my main objections against having these inside the ldraw library were
- I did not know that these were made by TLG
- I did not know that these fit normal LEGO parts

If these 2 objections no longer hold, then I'd be happy to see these parts inside our lib officially, with a matching scale
to the normal LEGO parts.

They don't really interconnect with LEGO parts. A 16 Modulex-stud wide section fits inside a 10 LEGO-stud wide gap and (due to the different aspect ratio) a 16 Modulex-brick high section fits inside a 25 LEGO-plate high gap.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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I agree with Steffen. I would like to have them integrated in our library.

New Elementary has written two very good articles about how they connect to regular parts.
Part 1  and  Part 2

http://www.newelementary.com/search?q=modulex
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(2018-12-30, 10:08)Magnus Forsberg Wrote: I agree with Steffen. I would like to have them integrated in our library.

New Elementary has written two very good articles about how they connect to regular parts.
Part 1  and  Part 2

http://www.newelementary.com/search?q=modulex

I was not aware of those links, which make the integration argument quite compelling. I'll see what I can do.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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