Tommy Styrvoky

SBrick custom part for Stud.io

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I thought a model of the SBrick would be useful for anyone who would want to use this model for creating instructions, as this part is used by many in the Technic community. One of the reasons  I created this is I currently like using digital software to design the internal layout of some of my models to see how larger PF components fit within my desired scale constraints. So I created a model in Autodesk Fusion 360 from measurements of the SBrick, I then went through a couple steps to exporting from the STL file from Fusion 360 to an OBJ for Stud.io's Part Designer with Blender. This tool works well, and I definitely see it being useful for other custom 3D printed parts in the future. I will see about getting other Power functions parts into stud.io in the future, as there is an option to import ldraw parts. I could also see about getting this part published in Stud.io's part library, however since it isn't an offical Lego part, I am not sure how possible that would be, but Bricklink also supports selling of 3rd party parts, so maybe if there was enough of a demand for this it could happen.

SBrick part file for Stud.io

You will need Part Designer to add the part to your custom parts library in Stud.io

Part recreated in CAD

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A quick render of the SBrick in Stud.io, unfortunately the part designer lacks the functionality to assign different materials to parts. Unless I wanted to use decals, but I originally thought I could UV map a material to it, however that didn't work. also there is some minor mesh artifacts that are visible in the view port, but don't appear to show up in the renders, these are flat surfaces, maybe converting to ngons would fix that issue.

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Showing the functionality of snapping parts to the SBrick.

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@Tommy StyrvokyI hope you don't mind me highjacking your thread (and somewhat stepping on your toes :blush:)

On 9/24/2019 at 5:49 AM, Tommy Styrvoky said:

there is an option to import ldraw parts

...and Sbrick already exists in LDraw, so I made a little parts pack with S-brick, S-brick+ and PF connectors, it is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zqznTvpj8voAT7_kCGyAlut-QjTVkCk2

To use it, unzip it and place its contents in your C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Local\Stud.io . Sbrick and PF connector parts will then be available in Custom Parts palette of Studio. More details on custom parts in Studio forum: http://forum.bricklink.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=965&p=2615&hilit=customparts&sid=a0487a9d7213c77248f4ce56001e5072#p2615

The parts pack method is a bit less intuitive than distributing .part files, but it avoids the materials issue mentionned by @Tommy Styrvoky.
Some rendered results:

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Sorry if this is the wrong thread but I was wondering if somebody had done a Buwizz unit part for stud.io, as the part that I made with the part designer isn't really pretty :sceptic:

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11 hours ago, Touc4nx said:

Sorry if this is the wrong thread but I was wondering if somebody had done a Buwizz unit part for stud.io, as the part that I made with the part designer isn't really pretty :sceptic:

Here it is...

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AFjca46Tns4JiXwK2WUcATmUuVGWvVp-
To use it, unzip it and place its contents in your C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Local\Stud.io . BuWizz and PF connector parts will then be available in Custom Parts palette of Studio. More details on custom parts in Studio forum: http://forum.bricklink.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=965&p=2615&hilit=customparts&sid=a0487a9d7213c77248f4ce56001e5072#p2615

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