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#101 missouri_bb63

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:01 PM

I just updated the index (my PM messenger was on fire today), and I have also included a link to the new video tutorial which covers the basics needed to add GIFs and XMLs to BlueBrick. You can watch it here. Make sure you watch it in HQ format. It is still a work in progress. Please ignore spelling mistakes etc. It took much longer to make than I had thought so I didn't have time to polish hit off, but I wanted to get it out there so you can all see how easy it is to do. A final version should be available next weekend, and I might do an advanced version at some point (but first I need to become advanced myself  :wink: )

View PostPanda9001100, on Sep 6 2009, 11:55 AM, said:

And is those XML file necessary?

And I miss decoupling set 7862. I'm learning how the use this program, so I don't know yet how to make gif-pic's :blush: .

Hi Panda, perhaps my BlueBrick video tutorials can help . I just finished the basic tutorial for GIFs and XMLs. Let us know if you need more support.

Edited by missouri_bb63, 09 September 2009 - 06:32 PM.


#102 missouri_bb63

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:51 PM

I needed some distraction after a tough day at work so I made a mini model.

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GIF XML : 6592 Vacation Hideaway

The index has been updated.

#103 AFOL12v

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:57 AM

Thx for the help. Working on it, with watching the youtube. I like it already :sweet: .

#104 aawsum

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:40 AM

View PostPanda9001100, on Sep 8 2009, 07:57 AM, said:

Thx for the help. Working on it, with watching the youtube. I like it already :sweet: .
Good to read, it will be a nice extension for bluebrick.

I also worked on something, and probably not a lot of people will know about this set, because it has only been available in holland as a promotional set.
GIF XML : 1590 ANWB promotional set

The xml makes sure the roads connect to other roads automatically :)
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#105 Richie

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 10:15 AM

I think there was a Swiss version of this set too, but with another number (I think it was 1589).

It's multifunctionomical.

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#106 missouri_bb63

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:18 PM

Hello all,
a few days have gone by and I just wanted to check if there is any more feedback concerning the video tutorials?

Thanks for the contribution Aawsum. That is a seriously rare set, and it would be interesting to compare it to the one Richie mentioned.  I see you added vehicles again. So far there has only been positive or neutral feedback concerning these additions so I think we can make it a general rule that we will add vehicles and minifigs. we just have to agree that we add them to the sets we have already created before BlueBrick 1.5 is launched.

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#107 aawsum

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:31 PM

View PostRichie, on Sep 9 2009, 11:15 AM, said:

I think there was a Swiss version of this set too, but with another number (I think it was 1589).

oops, you are right, same set, but slightly different name
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#108 FreeBee

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 10:38 PM

Update: 1620 Chocomel Factory

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Just got back from vacation and i had to do this one.

Edited by FreeBee, 20 October 2009 - 08:34 PM.

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#109 missouri_bb63

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:27 PM

View PostFreeBee, on Sep 10 2009, 12:38 AM, said:

Update: 1620 Chocomel Factory

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Just got back from vacation and i had to do this one.

Chocomel! Now that brings back memories from childhood. I will have to buy a crate of the stuff when I am in Brussels over Christmas.  :sweet:  Never realized they had a promotional set. Thanks for that contribution!

#110 missouri_bb63

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 08:25 PM

Here is a new GIF for you guys, I hope you like it. I won't be making anymore for a while as I will now spend some time putting vehicles and minifigs in the GIFs I have made so far. I will also be improving the image quality of the GIFs and try to get the colors more uniform.

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GIF XML : 7823 Container Loading Crane

Here is my first attempt at a re-worked GIF. Let me know what you think.

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#111 FreeBee

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 09:55 PM

View Postmissouri_bb63, on Sep 12 2009, 09:25 PM, said:

I will also be improving the image quality of the GIFs and try to get the colors more uniform.
How do you do that?

View Postmissouri_bb63, on Sep 12 2009, 09:25 PM, said:

Here is my first attempt at a re-worked GIF. Let me know what you think.
It's great , it brings the sets alive. Keep on going.

Here i also have some additions :

146 Level Crossing :
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148 Central Station :
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149 Fuel Refinery:
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165 Cargo Station:
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343 Ferry Boat:
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xml's will follow.

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#112 missouri_bb63

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 11:25 PM

Wow, now those are some real classics!  :thumbup:  I was looking at those on peeron the other day while responding to the "favorite train station" thread. Send me a PM listing of any future sets that you are planning on doing so I can add them to the "under construction" category in the index. I will add your GIFs to the index in a minute. :classic:

I will be using Photoshop CS3 to sharpen the images and correct the coloring but you can also use the gimp which is similar (and free). I think that is what Aawsum uses. Thanks for your feedback on my re-worked GIF! I think the imporant thing is that we try to get the baseplates a similar tone of gray or green as the ones that are already in BlueBrick.

Looking forward to seeing more classics from you soon!

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#113 aawsum

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:03 AM

View PostFreeBee, on Sep 12 2009, 10:55 PM, said:

146 Level Crossing :
148 Central Station :
149 Fuel Refinery:
165 Cargo Station:
343 Ferry Boat:
xml's will follow.
Wow, good work, if you need any help or feedback on the xml's, just let us know.

View Postmissouri_bb63, on Sep 13 2009, 12:25 AM, said:

.. but you can also use the gimp which is similar (and free). I think that is what Aawsum uses. ...
Exactly, I use GIMP to create the GIFs, I normally do not do any sharpening or other edits. The gimp is very usefull for making transparent parts and make sure the gif is properly cut and sized.

#114 Alban Nanty

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:13 AM

Hi,

That's a lot of great new sets. I would like to precise that for the 4.5V and 12V track, since the sleepers are shared between 2 parts, I usually cut the sleeper in the midlle. So in BlueBrick, the sleepers of the extremity of the set are 1x8 plates instead of 2x8.
Else when you connect two rails, the blue rail goes under the white sleeper of the next rail. But this is just a detail.

Also, I'm very amazed by all your work. I would be pleased if someone is interested to recreate all the set of Track Designer (they are all in the set folder of BlueBrick) because the gif are very ugly, and I need them in order to have a full compatibility with Track Designer.

Thanks in advance.

#115 aawsum

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 06:12 PM

Next on my todo list was the 4954 House + garage
I decided to make 2 gifs of the main model, so the garage can be placed on each side of the house

GIF XML : 4954 House
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GIF XML : 4954 House - Garage
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#116 aawsum

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:11 PM

And while I was busy, I also created the 4956 house.

GIF XML : 4956 House
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#117 missouri_bb63

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:33 PM

View PostAlban Nanty, on Sep 13 2009, 12:13 PM, said:

Hi,

I would like to precise that for the 4.5V and 12V track, since the sleepers are shared between 2 parts, I usually cut the sleeper in the midlle. So in BlueBrick, the sleepers of the extremity of the set are 1x8 plates instead of 2x8.

That's a good point, I just noticed that. As long as the margins are correct the connection works fine, but track does end up on top of each other. I see FreeBee has already started to modify his. I will try to do mine tomorrow.

Nice work on your new GIFs Aawsum! I have updated the Index.

#118 FreeBee

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:59 PM

I redid all the sleepers and made the xml's:

146 :IMG XML
148 :IMG XML
149 :IMG XML
165 :IMG XML
343 :IMG XML

Also did the 153 level crossing:
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And I redid one half off the 10027 so u can place in any angel and even seperated:
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#119 FreeBee

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:44 PM

View PostAlban Nanty, on Sep 13 2009, 11:13 AM, said:

I would be pleased if someone is interested to recreate all the set of Track Designer (they are all in the set folder of BlueBrick) because the gif are very ugly, and I need them in order to have a full compatibility with Track Designer.

Thanks in advance.

Here's a list of the sets Alban needs:

-  153  Done
- 2150
- 4532 Done
- 4539 Done
- 4555 Done
- 4565 Done
- 6399a
- 6399b
- 6399c

I'll try to do the others this week.

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#120 Richie

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:35 PM

View PostFreeBee, on Sep 13 2009, 10:44 PM, said:

- 6399a
- 6399b
- 6399c
With these, you mean the track layout? The terminals and supports are already available in Bluebrick.

It's multifunctionomical.

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#121 missouri_bb63

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:52 AM

View PostRichie, on Sep 13 2009, 11:35 PM, said:

With these, you mean the track layout? The terminals and supports are already available in Bluebrick.

Yes he means the terminals etc. Like Alban mentioned, he would like those old Track Designer GIFs re-doing as well. I already have half finished CADs for that one lying around from way back so I will finish those off. I sent a PM to Freebee last night. Not to sure about the track pieces. Perhaps those can be improved too?

#122 FreeBee

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:45 AM

Update to do list for Alban:

-  153    Done
- 2150   will be done by FreeBee (and also the 4554)
- 4532   Done
- 4539   Done
- 4555   Done
- 4565   Done
- 6399a  will be done by missouri
- 6399b  will be done by missouri
- 6399c  will be done by missouri
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#123 Alban Nanty

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:21 PM

Thanks guys for redoing the gif!  :thumbup:  :classic:

#124 Richie

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:37 PM

View Postmissouri_bb63, on Sep 14 2009, 04:52 AM, said:

Like Alban mentioned
Oops, I missed that.  :blush:

It's multifunctionomical.

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#125 FreeBee

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:42 PM

View PostRichie, on Sep 14 2009, 06:37 PM, said:

Oops, I missed that.  :blush:
Lol, it can happen  :tongue:


Here are the stations:

2150 Train Station:
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4554 Metro Station:
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and a bonus  :classic:

0167 Loading ramp and car transport wagon:
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Edited by FreeBee, 14 September 2009 - 09:12 PM.

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