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  1. You can open the .lxf file in stud.io and export it to Ldraw. It does a better conversion than LDD.
  2. Models built with LDCad are standard LDraw models. You'll have no problem with POV-Ray
  3. There's something that has been nagging me for some time: part 24246.dat - Tile 1 x 1 with Rounded End, has some problems rendering correctly. You can notice a distinct shadow in the top surface that will change orientation as you rotate the model around. Does anyone know why this happens or if there is any way to avoid this? @roland, do you have any "hidden" parameters accesible through the config files to tune up the OpenGL rendering (outline lines, primitive substitution, light, etc.)?
  4. In your experiments have you ever tried aiming for the LEGO trans-yellow tint? It you have an Windscreen 7 x 4 x 2 Round Extended Front Edge (Item No: 89762) that it looks more "yellowish" in your results pic.
  5. Hello "Duq"! Please try to do a clean install. 1. Go to Control Panel and uninstall LDCad 2. Go to %appdata% folder and delete "LDCad" folder 3. Install program again from the link: http://www.melkert.net/action/download/LDCad-1-6-Win.exe Let us know how did it go.
  6. I've edited the file in a text editor and was able to do it. I ended up with a mpd file instead of a ldr for such a small model but I'm ok with that. And it now renders correctly in LDCad. Thank you all for your input. Cheers!
  7. Silly me. I just realized that I may be able to include my unofficial part inside a mpd file. And since my unofficial part is made from two official parts there would be no trouble with sharing. Hum... wonder if I might pull this out.
  8. I did and it worked. But that means that I would have to include my "homemade" unofficial part when sharing the file. I tried some variants but with no avail: - I added just the sticker with a new dat name and the ""0 UNOFFICIAL PART" line to the unofficial folder - I tried to create two parts with the same name (one official and other unofficial) But I gave up. I would rather have it not rendering correctly on LDCad than have to share a non existent unofficial part. No harm done.
  9. Thank you both, that did the trick! And Roland is right: parts using scaling will not render correctly. But only if you enable "Lighting" in LDraw Preferences menu.
  10. Hello! I was wondering if there is any way to scale parts in LDCad. I've read in the FAQ that "Models using 'mirroring' or 'scaling' will not render correctly" but I can't find the option to scale part anywhere. I would like to scale down the Classic Space sticker in the following model: Thanks for the help.
  11. MOC: LL-386 Sledgehammer

    Thank you all for your comments. I'm planning to present two or three new models soon. Need to take good pictures first. You had a glimpse of the light grey Neo Classic Space minifig. Stay tuned for other odd colors...
  12. MOC: LL-386 Sledgehammer

    LL-386 Sledgehammer - Heavy Fighter/Bomber Assault Ship The LL-386, known as Sledgehammer, is a Heavy Fighter/Bomber Assault Ship and was first seen in action in 2356 AE, at the Battle of System Calakmul. Its utilization was a major factor in the victory over the Kurgan. Used as first strike force, the LL-386, with their fast attack capability and great firepower, quickly eliminated the main defenses, allowing the following safe deployment of the stellar fleet into the system. The marines found little or no opposition at all in the landing at Kashmir, home planet of the Kurgan, having the United Planetary Federation maintained control over the alien worlds since then. Main Weapons and Specs - Neutron Bomb F-E65Ni-Cr Mark IV (Fat Ellie) Small thermonuclear device with a body of nickel or chromium, where the neutrons generated in the fusion reaction are intentionally not absorbed by the bomb and allowed to escape. The emanations of X-rays and high energy neutrons are its main destructive mechanism. They have only destructive action on living organisms, maintaining, for example, the structure of a city intact. This can pose a military advantage, since there is the possibility of eliminating enemies and seize their assets. - Plasma Cannon 8000N/120mm Tomahawk (Big Tom) It’s known that using fusion technology in the particles of lasers (usually deuterium) will increase the temperature up to millions of degrees. The ion technology allows the electric charging of particles and their acceleration. The Tomahawk was conceived to take advantage of this technology. The plasma cannon is one of the most powerful weapons, but this technology is very expensive. This type of gun fires pulses of energized supercharged plasma. After the impact with the target they will explode, and burn through the hull of enemy ships. They can only fire once before having to recharge, but that one shot can inflict serious damage. "The plasma cannons have the power of a solar flare and are thus the most destructive weapon that Humanity has ever created." Admiral Joseph R. Connelly - UPF Supreme Commander - Particle Cannon 350D Tomograph (Little Tom) A Particle Cannon Alpha (Electromagnetic Cannon) is a particle accelerator, where the projectiles, weighting several tons, begin to be accelerated and are then projected against the target. Even modern protections, like adamantium armor or energy generated shields, have difficulty to resist this kind of force, ending the projected particles to pass through them and damage irreversible the target. - Transparisteel Canopy Mimicking a molecular structure found in seashells, the Transparisteel is a plastic composite strong as steel but lighter and transparent. The material is made of nanosheets layers of clay and a water-soluble polymer chemically close to the white glue. Highly resistant to impact and pressure, also has the distinct property of making itself opaque as the amount of radiation emitted by the visible spectrum of light increases. - Hydrogen Fuel Cells Hydrogen fuel cells have the advantage of being highly efficient and clean. They can be used as emergency systems in areas where there is no electricity grid, and are easily switched to portable devices and vehicles. On each side of a power unit is a sheet of carbon electrode coated with a platinum catalyst. The pressurized hydrogen when in contact with the platinum, splits into ions and electrons releasing all the energy necessary systems required by the LL-386. - COIL Cannons (Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser) Two chemical oxygen iodine laser cannons mounted at the ends of the wings. In this laser system, the generated reaction between chlorine and hydrogen peroxide energizes the oxygen atoms and transfers their energy to iodine atoms. The iodine atoms then create a laser with a wavelength of approximately 1.3 microns, which produces a beam with hundreds of KW of power. - Twin Ion Engines The use of ion beam as thrusting propulsion is an advantage in the mass-charge ratio of ions, accelerating them to high speeds using electric fields. Thus, the twin ion engine propulsion is capable of achieving a high specific impulse with a small mass reaction allowing greater efficiency than the traditional rocket propellants of liquid fuel that have comparatively low accelerations. This was my entry for the 5th Anniversary Contest of my LUG, Comunidade 0937. Hope you like it. It was a lot of fun. It was built in one night, after arriving from work. And I got so carried away that went on building non-stop until 3 a.m., even skipping dinner. Special thanks for all builders from Neo Classic Space, specially Peter Reid (Legoloverman), Thomas Oechsner, Peter Morris and Nate Nielsen for all the inspiration. You can check the pictures with more detail in the Flickr page here.