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  1. You can add your own, if you like. Adding custom decals is a heck of a lot easier than adding parts.
  2. No, I know, I meant LDD didn't render it. 'Cause it's got all those 3D block models, which I presume have to be rendered by the... it's not really a game, so "game engine" is probably the wrong term, but I don't know. Just the engine, I guess. The thing that makes it go.
  3. @jester The decal on the Shaak-Ti headpiece doesn't seem to have rendered.
  4. Probably, but I've got no idea how long it'll take. I'll report back when it's done.
  5. Oh, okay. I didn't know that was something you wanted, but will do. Done
  6. I also got a bunch of colors from Bricklink. They've got more of them than LDD does.
  7. That makes no sense. The monitor is purely an output device. It only effects how colors appear to the viewer, not how they're valued and saved by the computer itself. If I take a screenshot when the monitor is turned off, don't get a blank image. You might as well say that having a bad printhead that smudges typed documents changes how the computer parses unicode.
  8. Here's the updated ninja wall. Watching the contents of the text box fall perfectly inside the contours of the characters in the source image was oh so satisfying.
  9. Righteous. Thanks, man. I'll get started on that right away.
  10. No, not really. It's not as if I pulled the colors from a photograph or a scanned image. I just converted existing color swatches into a usable swatch plugin. What other display's color settings would I need to correct for when there's no other display involved?
  11. Here are some baby faces for 33464 (Minifigure Baby / Toddler Head with Neck) and all of the orange (and reddish-orange) Power Shields. Don't call me Baby Face.
  12. Not sure why you'd say that. I sampled the colors straight from the source.
  13. I'm sorry, that's not what I meant. I didn't correct for the on-screen display. I corrected for exactly two inaccuracies in how BrickLink's color guide displays the colors. I didn't notice immediately, but Bricklink displays black and white as true black and true white (#000000 and #ffffff), which don't match the off-black and off-white shades I sampled from LDD's various decoration files (namely, #1b2a34 and #f4f4f4). #1b2a34 and #f4f4f4 also blend in seamlessly with the colors of bricks themselves in both LDD and LDD to POVRay Converter, which suggest that those also use these shades. Considering the realism of LDD to POVRay Converter's renders, it seems very likely to me that the actual physical bricks also use #1b2a34- and #f4f4f4-colored plastic, though I can't think of any way to confirm this objectively. At least, not with the equipment I have.
  14. A little something I threw together to make my life easier when creating custom LEGO decorations for LEGO Digital Designer. These are color swatch sets for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, featuring all current brick colors (according to BrickLink), with black and white color corrected to match LDD's black and white. The Illustrator set is organized by catagory, and since the Photoshop swatch system doesn't allow for this, each catagory is its own set. Even though these are brick colors and not decoration colors, it seems to me that most decorations tend not to stray very far from this palette. Download Illustrator Swatches To install the Illustrator swatches, download the file and place it in "C:\Users\[YOUR NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator [VERSION NUMBER] Settings\en_US\x64\Swatches´╗┐". Once in Illustrator, open the Swatches window, and from the dropdown in the corner of the window choose "Open Swatch Library>User Defined>Lego Colors". Download Photoshop Swatches To install the Photoshop swatches, unzip the file and drop the *.ago files into "C:\Users\[YOUR NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [VERSION NUMBER]\Presets\Color Swatches". Then go to the dropdown menu in the corner of the Swatches pane and select "Replace Swatches", and pick the one you want.