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  1. @Mei The version available (not for long) in the LEGO website is the infamous 4.3.12 (even if it appears to be .11 with brickset 777 in the about dialog). The correct version you should look for is the real 4.3.11, the one linked above by ExeSandbox I suppose. The 4.3.10 is an older version and it is not the correct choice even if you decide to add the new custom parts provided by this community, as the pack is build on the brickset 2670 that is much richer than the nibbled 777.
  2. Calabar

    RIP LDD...

    @idlemarvel Brick Version 777 is installed with 4.3.12, so you have the 4.3.12 even though the about panel displays 4.3.11. Unluckily .12 is a very bad version, with a reduced brickset, you could have problems to open bricks coming from Rebrickable or other sources. So don't hesitate to completely remove it and install the true .11, you should easily find a link and instructions to install it here in the forum. Note that this community is active in supporting LDD and add new bricks and decorations. You can install these extra brick if you are interested.
  3. It is an illegal technique for sure. Inside the brick, the technic pin have not any space to expand. Keeping it compressed the pin will be damaged after some time.
  4. I love animate buildings, anyway I never thought about them as building instructions. My favourite ones are those by Coby Bassett on youtube. OK, the videos are a bit dated and the quality is not top-notch (at the time renders such those required powerful computers and so much rendering time), but the result is really great. Maybe you could take some inspiration from them as he built large models too, but remember that these lego assembly are not thought as building instructions. PS: I hate videos where someone beg for a subscription instead! PPS: method 1 is surely my favourite.
  5. @analyser Maybe you got the wrong topic. This one is dedicated to LDD, but leocad is a different software using a different standard (LDRAW instead than LXFML).
  6. I moved the request in the proper topic. Here is the requested lxf file.
  7. Hi @gmanjozi I moved your request in the proper topic. At the moment Brickshelf is down for maintenance, you should wait for the site to be online again. Anyway, if I'm not wrong, ADHO15 reordered his sets inside his brickshelf folder, so probably the direct link will not work and you will need to browse his brickshelf to find the set.
  8. Calabar

    Rendering nightmare

    It seems you miss to provide some important informations: PC and OS Specs LDD version and mode used. Are you using custom bricks in LDD? are you an experienced user? Do you know the difference about LDD file format and LDRAW standard? About your list in the first post: It is difficult to understand LDD2Powray problems without an error log did you locate manually the database as suggested in the error dialog uses a different file format, so these errors are due to its import feature, away from perfection. Blender is not directly LEGO-related, you have to convert your LXF file in some format supported by the software. LDRAW is not exacting a LEGO digital tool, but a file format. Maybe you are trying to install the All-in-One LDRAW installer? (it includes some modelling software, tools, the LDRAW library, ...) Anyway restart your PC to close all the LDRQAW instances that could compromise the installation. EDIT Ok, you answer some questions in your post above. Bluerender will not work if you dont recreate the lif database in LDD. You need the lifcreator tool, and it takes quite a bit. Probably the lack of the database creates problems with LDD2Powray too, these software has been developed before the unofficial LDD parts pack was first released. Please take a look at the Section Index (one of the two pinned topics of this section) as reference for software and tools.
  9. Unfortunately there is not, and at the moment there are no plans for a new contest. Probably you should wait for a staff reorganization in the digital section. PS: avoid to capitalize the whole title of the topic
  10. @TommyProductionsInc Hi, and welcome in Eurobricks and in the digital section. I'll try to answer your question, but surely some other user could give you some more detailed answers. LDD is not supported anymore, so the software will not improve. Anyway this community is quite active to improve the brickset, so it is possible to add bricks and decorations to the last valid version of LDD (4.3.11). Take a look at the Section Index for "[KEY TOPIC] LDD New Parts" and following. Probably not possible in LDD. As written above, it is not possible to improve LDD. You could try if it is possible to find some kind of workaround counting selected items or is there some kind of statistics when you generate the list of parts (but I'm not sure it is possible with new parts). LDD don't support phisics. Years ago the reference software was SR3D Builder, but it is old and abandoned now. Mecabricks surely provide some phisics functions and supports animations, but you should try it to understand if it suits your needs. Note that Mecabricks is a browser-based software (no installation, use it from the browser). In conclusion, I suggest you to give a try to Mecabricks, that seems to me the software that more meets your needs (maybe excluding the 4th point, you should investigate about this) and it is actively developed. @Sadap That sounds like a good news. I'm curious to see the outcome of your hard work. Don't forget, when that will happen, to create an exhaustive topic where you introduce your software, and I'll add it to the section index.
  11. My fault, I mean the importer. Anyway, you answered my question, this requires extra work compared to simply importing the lxf file. Maybe it is possible to find a compromise, automating part of the manual work: at first you import the missing bricks, later you use lxf2ldr to convert the model and at last you import the ldr model into
  12. @The Mugbearer Good solution to import parts, but does it solve the problem of the direct conversion importing the model? I mean: you can add the missing brick in but when you convert a model containing that brick, how does the converter behave?
  13. @The Mugbearer I suppose because he is talking about custom parts created for LDD and not for This situation presents two issues: the part could be available in LDD but not in and even if the part exists in the software could not be able to convert it in the corresponding internal part. Note that the converter inside, as far as I remember, is based on an old version of SylvainLS's ldraw.xml file. Maybe using SylvainLS's lxf2ldr with his last ldraw.xml file and than import the LDRAW model into could grant better chance of success.
  14. Great work @bbqqq I like when two passions (LEGO and counter stike, I suppose) meet together to create something new. Maybe with another bit of work you could make it somewhat playable. Next step you could replace the rifle with this one or a more playful version like this one (maybe with some addition to enrich it).
  15. Maybe I don't remember correctly, but it seems that AMD is dropping support on its consumer cards for OpenCL (it is not clear how they think to develop ROCm in the future) so that the next version of Blender will not support it anymore. It seems that AMD have to decide what they want to do, So the lack of support is not so strange, at this stage.