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#1 Superkalle

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:50 PM

LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER into topic

About this thread
This is the LDD Info topic. Here you'll find links to topics and articles related to anything LDD. If there is anything missing, please send me a PM or post in this thread. Thanks!

What is LDD
LDD is short for Lego Digital Designer, a freeware tool from TLG to design 3D Lego models. Compared to other Lego CAD-tools, LDD's strongpoints are that it's extremely easy to get started with. The main critisism used to be the lack of bricks, but with the Extended Mode (see below) this has now been fixed.

Posting LDD topics at Eurobricks
Some basic rules for posting LDD topics at EuroBricks:
1) All questions, thoughts, how-to, news, bugs, post processing, LDD models of official Lego sets, or anything else related to LDD as a tool - post in this forum (the LDD forum). This also includes MOCs with LXF-file attached.
2) Any MOCs done in LDD that belong to a specific theme (e.g. Pirates, Star Wars etc) should be posted in that forum


Software Downloads
LDD itself http://ldd.lego.com/
LDD Manager - A tool to import, view, analyze LDD models. Also to  upload bricks to BrickLink. Windows only version. Supports all bricks in LU mode.
LDD to LDraw updated conversion XML-file (for use within LDD) - http://gallaghersart..._the_ldraw.xml/
Griddy - a tool to scale models - http://www.eurobrick...4&st=0&p=831431
Sariel - scaling tool online http://scaler.sariel.pl/

Important topics
LDD Reference information (colors, XML-schema, templates etc)- http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=48239
A non-LDD specific doc about Lego Legal Building principles that everyone should read - http://bramlambrecht...stress-bf06.pdf
An interview with the LDD Development Manager (October 2010) that explains a lot about LDD features and plans: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=48141
Excellent tutorial how to install LDraw + MLCad: http://technicbricks...ial-part-4.html

Downloadable official LEGO sets made as LDD-files
Check out this indexhere at EB maintained by Calabar.

EB LDD Forum statisticshttp://www.eurobrick...showtopic=42506
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#2 treeboy

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:25 AM

Sorry for this, but how does one upload their .lxf's. I thought I saw this answer somewhere but I couldn't find it again. When I attempt to attach an lxf to a post I get "you are not allowed to upload this type of file" have I not reached a certain threshold?
"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

#3 Superkalle

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:10 AM

View Posttreeboy, on 27 June 2011 - 06:25 AM, said:

Sorry for this, but how does one upload their .lxf's. I thought I saw this answer somewhere but I couldn't find it again. When I attempt to attach an lxf to a post I get "you are not allowed to upload this type of file" have I not reached a certain threshold?
Easiest is to start an account on Brickshelf - www.brickshelf.com, where you can upload both images and LXF-files.
If you want to attach the occasional LXF to a post, then just zip the file first, and it will attach.
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#4 treeboy

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:29 PM

View PostSuperkalle, on 27 June 2011 - 09:10 AM, said:

Easiest is to start an account on Brickshelf - www.brickshelf.com, where you can upload both images and LXF-files.
If you want to attach the occasional LXF to a post, then just zip the file first, and it will attach.

Cool, thanks so I needed to zip it first. I'll set up a Brickshelf acc.
"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

#5 Superkalle

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:39 AM

View Posttreeboy, on 27 June 2011 - 11:29 PM, said:

Cool, thanks so I needed to zip it first. I'll set up a Brickshelf acc.
Well, actually since we were talking, we've made a change in the board so you can now upload the LXF without zipping. But a BS account is still the best in the long run.
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#6 treeboy

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:39 PM

View PostSuperkalle, on 28 June 2011 - 08:39 AM, said:

Well, actually since we were talking, we've made a change in the board so you can now upload the LXF without zipping. But a BS account is still the best in the long run.
Yea the BS account is easy and opens a whole new set of Lego resources and inspirations.
"When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."




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