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Hey guys
I've updated more parts)
Started to make decorations for figures)
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And done))
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I know I'm supposed to post questions in the original topic, but it's been a couple weeks and no one has even acknowledged my questions. I'm just trying to get some clarification on the instructions. Am I supposed to copy/paste the New2020 parts folder into the 'Palettes' folder, or into both LDD and LDD Extended folders? Or am I supposed to put the whole huge file? Also, is extracting necessary? Sorry, I'm just a little confused. I just need to know where exactly I'm putting which file. Thanks

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On 5/9/2022 at 9:49 AM, wolfman01t said:

Could someone offer some assistance? I want to add these new parts to my LDD, but the instructions on how to do it weren't very clear. Could someone give me a simplified step-by-step order of what to do? Is extracting necessary? Where exactly do I put what file?

Reposting as I still need help. Thanks

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6 minutes ago, wolfman01t said:

Reposting as I still need help. Thanks

There is nothing difficult in the tutorial 

just repeat all steps of the instruction 

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On 5/16/2022 at 10:09 PM, jester said:

Hey guys
I've updated more parts)
Started to make decorations for figures)
-MAuH1Du_R4tmhHUWaL68uwIDhNWR27cs0vsMc_y

And done))
kfpeKAVjaEP3FlwiuH6-zjYXSi0di2ZdTP4KIJeF

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Edited by Calabar
Wrong quote fixed

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1 hour ago, wolfman01t said:

Reposting as I still need help. Thanks

I’ll try my best to answer some of the questions you’ve raised.

For extraction, the first step is to Extract The LDD LIF File “db.lif” as this is the file containing all the LDD Parts and Decorations, download the relevant software and follow the instructions posted in the key topic (first post). This part should be relatively straight forward so no further explanations are necessary. The main LDD File (Users/[UserName]/AppData/Roaming/LEGO Company/LEGO Digital Designer) should contain the “db.lif” Folder and the “Palettes” Folder. Extract three files: the “db.lif” Folder plus the “LDD.lif” and “LDDExtended.lif” Folders which are both under the “Palettes” Folder (these two Files help determine the Contents of LDD Regular Mode and LDD Extended). Please also remember to back up the three extracted files somewhere else.

After extraction, the “Palettes” Folder should now contain: the “LDD” Folder, “LDDExtended” Folder and a bunch of other unextracted “.lif” Folders. For the extracted “db.lif” Folder “db”, it should now contain:

“Assemblies” Folder: contains the “.lxfml” files for assemblies in LDD, “Decorations” Folder; contains all the Decoration PNG Image Files, “MainGroupDividers” Folder: contains all Images of part groups, “MaterialNames” Folder; contains all the English and German Names of Colours in LDD, “Primitives” Folder: contains the Technical Data of LDD Parts where “LOD0” within contains the 3D Models of LDD Parts, “CurrentMaterials.xml”: lists all Current Colours in LDD, “DecorationMapping.xml”: list which assigns each Decoration onto the correct Brick Surfaces, “info.xml”: contains regular info about LDD, “Materials.xml”: contains the RGBA Values of all Colours in LDD and “pes.xml”: this file says something about friction which might have something to do with the old exploding animation.

Using the latest “Fix Version 20220302”, download the “LDD New Parts.rar” from Dropbox and extract the file. Within the extracted “LDD New Parts.rar” file there should be: “LEGO Digital Designer” Folder, “Change log.txt” which describes the latest changes and a series of LDD Files where the numbered ones include actual copies of the latest Bricks in LDD (since the very first update) and the other two are virtual LEGO Colour Charts in LDD.

Within the “LEGO Digital Designer” Folder there should be two Folders: “db” and “Palettes”. Simply copy the entire “Palettes” Folder and paste it into the main LDD File then select “Yes to all” when prompted regarding whether you want to replace all files. For the “db” Folder, you can also do the same and copy the entire Folder then paste it into the main LDD File and select “Yes to all” when prompted regarding whether you want to replace all files. By doing this, the newly added “2020NewPreColoredParts” Folder should now be placed alongside the “LDD” Folder and the “LDDExtended” Folder so there are now three Folders under the “Palettes” Folder, and the newly added “2020NewPreColoredParts” Folder is accessed through LDD MINDSTORMS (select “Filter bricks by boxes” and “2020NewPreColoredParts” should now be the first option under “LDD MINDSTORMS”, where newer Decorated Bricks are already pre-assigned onto the relevant Brick Surfaces for easy inserting and use).

However, many LDD users such as myself have imported our own Custom Decorations into LDD, which involves adding more Decoration PNG Image Files into the “Decorations” Folder under the now extracted “db” Folder and manually typing in the relevant Connections in the “DecorationMapping.xml” File also under the now extracted “db” Folder. If this is the case, this file cannot be copied over as it will replace the original file thus removing all Custom Connections added. To successfully combine the two files: copy all Custom Contents typed within the main “DecorationMapping.xml” File the paste onto the new “DecorationMapping.xml” File from the latest update, then replace the main “DecorationMapping.xml” File with the new “DecorationMapping.xml” File from the latest update with the Custom Contents added.

As updating LDD only usually involves copying files and replacing the original one as one batch, where a certain file should be placed does not need to be determined as the location of each file is already pre-set when performing batch-replacing. Hopefully, this has answered your questions regarding LDD Updates.

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22 hours ago, suenkachun said:

I’ll try my best to answer some of the questions you’ve raised. [...]

When I download the .rar file, it gets saved/downloaded as a pdf through Adobe. There's nothing for me to extract. Should I be opening in with a specific program?

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Avoid to quote previous post, especially so long and much larger than your answer.

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4 minutes ago, wolfman01t said:

When I download the .rar file, it gets saved/downloaded as a pdf through Adobe. There's nothing for me to extract. Should I be opening in with a specific program?

It should not do that. The .rar file should be opened with a programme which extracts compressed files such as 7-Zip (at least on Windows). Download the file using a Web Browser such as Firefox and uncompress, then perform further extraction as I mentioned earlier. P.S., there is an annoying Windows habit of treating files as harmful ones from other computers once modified or downloaded so please remember to open the “File Properties” of the .rar file after downloading to unblock it before uncompressing it.

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22 minutes ago, suenkachun said:

It should not do that. The .rar file should be opened with a programme which extracts compressed files such as 7-Zip (at least on Windows). Download the file using a Web Browser such as Firefox and uncompress, then perform further extraction as I mentioned earlier. P.S., there is an annoying Windows habit of treating files as harmful ones from other computers once modified or downloaded so please remember to open the “File Properties” of the .rar file after downloading to unblock it before uncompressing it.

I made a screenshot just in case there are still some things unclear.

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The screenshot shows the “LDD New Parts.rar” file from Dropbox downloaded from the Firefox (Beta) Browser on Windows (11), then the “File Properties” of the downloaded file is opened to “unblock” it (option is highlighted in the Red Frame). Sorry that my Laptop interface is in Chinese but changing to English requires a restart so this had to be kept in the Screenshot. Once the file is unblocked, extract its contents using any file extracting tool then proceed with the actual steps of copying its contents over. The built-in Windows File Explorer can only uncompress ZIP Files, so I use the free programme “7-Zip” for this.

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33 minutes ago, suenkachun said:

It should not do that. The .rar file should be opened with a programme which extracts compressed files such as 7-Zip (at least on Windows). Download the file using a Web Browser such as Firefox and uncompress, then perform further extraction as I mentioned earlier.

I got it! Thank you so much for all your help and patience! And thank you to everyone who made/makes these parts!

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Just now, wolfman01t said:

I got it! Thank you so much for all your help and patience! And thank you to everyone who made/makes these parts!

No worries, glad that I could help!

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55 minutes ago, wolfman01t said:

I got it! Thank you so much for all your help and patience! And thank you to everyone who made/makes these parts!

Glad to hear suenkachun could help you!

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@jester I extracted shaak ti and ashoka's headpice textures from The Force Aweakens. But i can't upload them here, becouse max size is  0,01 mb

 

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6 minutes ago, Funnysh said:

@jester I extracted shaak ti and ashoka's headpice textures from The Force Aweakens. But i can't upload them here, becouse max size is  0,01 mb

 

The Force Awakens has bad files
I almost didn't use them
I already made Shaak Ti part, hope it will be in the next update
It's not so simple to make UV map for such part 

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So for now I need to complete 20904 helmets

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2 minutes ago, jester said:

The Force Awakens has bad files
I almost didn't use them
I already made Shaak Ti part, hope it will be in the next update
It's not so simple to make UV map for such part 

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Okay, i already extract torso and skirt  textures from skywalker saga, i can drag them to archive and post it, if it need

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2 minutes ago, Funnysh said:

Okay, i already extract torso and skirt  textures from skywalker saga, i can drag them to archive and post it, if it need

I also have them)
skirts, capes, pauldron for stormtrooper

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Just now, jester said:

I also have them)

Oh.. Okay :), i make jedies in my ldd, but have some problems with yareal poof, becouse i cant add eyes prints to him

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1 minute ago, Funnysh said:

Oh.. Okay :), i make jedies in my ldd, but have some problems with yareal poof, becouse i cant add eyes prints to him

I can make it for you with decoration of eyes
But later tonight

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28 minutes ago, jester said:

I can make it for you with decoration of eyes
But later tonight

I already make model, but without normal eyes)

I will be very greatful

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3 hours ago, jester said:

hope it will be in the next update

It will!

But next update is a few months away, regularly check Github as well if you want the newest parts as soon as possible.

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8 hours ago, Funnysh said:

I already make model, but without normal eyes)

I will be very greatful

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Here what I got

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4 minutes ago, jester said:

Here what I got

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Wow, it looks good, thank you very much

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Updated 11217 for new helmets
old decorations updated too

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And finally I made 20904 :laugh:

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Does anyone know how to pre-color one hand a different color in the Palette?

		<Assembly designID="76382" quantity="1" ItemNos="6356347">
			<Part designID="3814" materialID="316">
				<Decoration surfaceID="1" decorationID="56861"/>
				<Decoration surfaceID="2" decorationID="56862"/>
			</Part>
			<Part designID="3818" materialID="316">
				<Decoration surfaceID="1" decorationID="56863"/>
			</Part>
			<Part designID="3819" materialID="316"/>
			<Part designID="3820" materialID="26"/>
			<Part designID="3820" materialID="194"/>
		</Assembly>

This just results in two Black hands...

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<Decoration surfaceID="1" decorationID="56863"/>
			</Part>
			<Part designID="3819" materialID="316"/>
			<Part designID="3820" materialID="26"/>
			<Part designID="3820" materialID="194"/>
		</Assembly>
26 one hand black 

194 light blush gray 

wick color you need ? 

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