JopieK, on 24 October 2012 - 07:27 AM, said:
That would be a very neat idea, I'm currently very busy with my master thesis, but would not mind to check some things for you... better not use MS Access but XML files like LDD does or SQLLite or so.
Congrats on getting to the thesis. I'm not quite there yet as I'm still an undergrad. At least my generals are out of the way. Thanks for the help.
hrontos, on 24 October 2012 - 09:29 AM, said:
Both LDD LXF format and LDRAW LDR format contain only part IDs and positions. They are not like real 3D formats with complete 3D data. 3D data are stored in separate database. In case of LDD it is the db.lif file and in case of LDRAW it is the directory with the DAT files. This means, that you can convert LDR to LXF, but your changes in the custom DAT file will not be reflected at all since DAT file will not be merged into db.lif file. And it is not possible to add DAT file to db.lif and so no custom decorations in LDD are possible.
Or may be I missed what you wanted to do?
Pretty close to what I was thinking. I want to start with the .dat file and put it into LDraw so it becomes a .ldr. From there, I was thinking that I could somehow convert it to a .lxf and use it in LDD as I wanted.
It would be so much easier if TLG allowed user made .png's to be placed on the minifig head and torso pieces. I'm a cinematography/business major, so this delving into the world of computer programming is pretty new to me. Still, I appreciate the help and look forward to conquering this problem with everyone.