May 14, 2006

RaSPy goes LDraw


Folks,

having spent the afternoon with creating the LDraw file for RaSPy, I'm pleased to present the first image derived from it (rendered with POV-Ray).

You will deduce from it that RaSPY in general is "LDrawn" now.
Yet, I'd like to do some polishing before releasing the LDraw file.

After that, the next steps on my list are
  • building instructions
  • more high-quality images.
Watch out!
Matthias Paul

7 comments:

Jim Kelly said...

Matthias!!!!

Awesome! I have GOT to start playing with LDRAW more.

It's so cool to see something sitting in front of me modeled using a software program... great work!

Jim

byronczimmer said...

pretty slick

Jim Kelly said...

With all those shadows, it must be in an interrogation room :)

Seriously, though... Matthias, I'm very impressed with the speed at which you were able to put this together (you've only had my jpeg images for a day-and-a-half).

Jim

Matthias Paul Scholz said...

> With all those shadows, it must be in an interrogation room :)

Jim, it is!
The suspect has to play RSP with the bot until he blows the whistle. They usually collapse pretty quick ;-)

> you've only had my jpeg images for a day-and-a-half

For truth to tell the pictures you shot were so detailed that I could not go amiss.

Do you (or anyone else reading this) have additonal proposals what else (besides building instructions and some more images) could ensue from the LDraw file?

/Matthias Paul

Daniel Wittenaar said...

Well i'm curous how did you get the Ldraw parts?

I've seen the Leocad thing from Philo.. But i'm not able to open the .LUP extension. How to get the ldraw files?? Somebody cares to upload them somewhere?
Or Send me by mail and i will upload them on my server. Then they will be Downloadable from Brickbash Robotics. ( i think i will do that with copyright to the respectfull owners.

Is there a possebility in MLCAD only to import the NXT parts for this moment?? SO i can start building robots with only the parts included with the NXT kit?

Jim Kelly said...

Matthias,

I'll think about it a bit, but I think we should provide LEGO with the following:

1. Instructions to Build
2. Program code
3. Plenty of images
4. A video or 2 of the device working

What I'd personally like to see is a walkthrough document (with screenshots) of how you built the RaSPy... I'm not really good with LDRAW/MLCAD and I get frustrated with it very quickly... I'd like to see how to use it properly (and I'm sure others might, too).

Looking forward to seeing more images...

Jim

Matthias Paul Scholz said...

Daniel,

> How to get the ldraw files?? Somebody cares to upload them somewhere?
[...]
> Is there a possebility in MLCAD only to import the NXT parts for this moment?

Please confer my remarks releated to this in my "RaSPy: LDraw file and building instructions" posting.
I'm going to table this in the MDP.

> I've seen the Leocad thing from Philo.. But i'm not able to open the .LUP extension.

Philo told me that a .lup file is an update library for Leocad and may be used in connection with Leocad only.

Matthias Paul

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