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  1. The new Millennium Falcon 75192 is on Mecabricks. There are still a couple of parts and decorations to make but 99.9% is there. Millenium Falcon by Nicolas Jarraud, on Flickr
  2. They are definitely not the easiest to model and I don't own any of the elves set myself. However, you can already find parts of the Green ninja Mech Dragon on Mecabricks (nose 24232, jaw 25380 and whiskers 28870).
  3. We worked hard on the past few weeks to add the new LEGO Ninjago Movie pieces in Mecabricks. We already completed the collectable minifigs as well as most sets. There is still a bit of work to get everything done, but it is coming. Hope to see some great MOCs. LEGO Ninjago Minifigs by Nicolas Jarraud, on Flickr
  4. 15712 in LDD is way off. Centre of hook is about 0.25mm lower than where it shall be.
  5. Be careful with LDraw dimensions. They are not accurate to real parts due to LDU. LDD is way more correct even if some parts are a bit off. Both systems are not 100% compatible.
  6. Thanks! I could mention heaps of things that would make me say that this is a render but I am bias as I made it. I know everything that is not quite right :-p Pearl material is a pain. The issue is that it cannot really be automated. This is not a uniform material and It is really dependent on part design. Thus it would need to be tweaked manually for every single type of part to increase realism. Here, the rendering setup has been made with the advanced add-on in a few clicks with pretty much no manual operations. 8 cores will be perfect. With Blender 2.79, a 4K render on 4 cores only takes an hour so with a good 8 cores CPU, you can do something nice in HD in 30min.
  7. The new LEGO Ninjago movie parts are slowly making their way to Mecabricks. Here is a rendering of the dragon from set 70612. Mech Dragon by Nicolas Jarraud, on Flickr
  8. Lego and Poliigon

    Mecabricks is an online 3D builder (It works in any browsers) that uses its own part library (different from LDD and from LDraw). You can find it here: You can export to multiple formats (or sketchfab) that can be opened in most 3D software. However integration is the most advanced with Blender as I provide add-ons. For Bionicle parts, you won't really find too many. Hopefully they can be added in the future but I don't really own any other than the odd ones found in System/Technic sets and therefore I cannot model them.
  9. Lego and Poliigon

    I think you didn't look into it enough... The Mecabricks Advanced add-on for Blender includes all those things - Scratches, Dirt, Fingerprints, etc. that can be adjusted. 2 examples I made where it is really visible: Faraday Future FF91 by Nicolas Jarraud, on Flickr Mecabricks Minifig by Nicolas Jarraud, on Flickr
  10. Lego and Poliigon

    Poliigon textures can be used mainly to create the scene around your LEGO models. No doubt about it. Andrew Price and his team do a really good job. I used a free pack from them to make a quick test on this particular render. For the LEGO parts, I used Mecabricks and the Advanced Add-on of course ;-) Jungle Buggy by Nicolas Jarraud, on Flickr You can check my flickr to see what can be done with Mecabricks and Blender Or the gallery from Zanna
  11. It is already implemented and ready to go in the Advanced version of the Mecabricks add-on Yo can see it in action on this render I made while developing it: Faraday Future FF91 by Nicolas Jarraud, on Flickr
  12. Hello, After chatting with the guys at Sketchfab I finally decided to make a mecabricks exporter. Feel free to try it. I will try later to improve the default materials at least to get the bump maps and metal maps automatically assigned properly. Here is the first model ever exported with this new module: Export function is available in the workshop: File > Export > Sketchfab (.dae)
  13. I modeled some of the latest Nexo Knights pieces and drew the decorations for them. Here is a quick scene using the Mecabricks Advanced Add-on for Blender. It took only 1 hour to render this 4K version. Nexo Knights Grimroc by Nicolas Jarraud, on Flickr
  14. You need to remove it first and then reinstall the new one.
  15. @JGuy This is because you have an old version of the Add-On. Re-download the latest revision 2.0.4 from Mecabricks. This is the only one working now. Everything before is obsolete and will fail to run. I made some core changes to the Mecabricks exporter and Blender Add-on yesterday. Remember to clear your cache again to make sure you have the latest version of the Mecabricks webapp in your browser - due to the fact the code has changed yesterday.