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[[Image:30464.png|30464.dat, one of the many parts from the LEGO Universe Team.|thumb|right|100px]]
#redirect [[Parts Received from Lego Universe Team]]
The LDraw Steering Committee has been in contact with the LEGO Universe team, and to ease up the conversion between LDraw and LEGO Digital Designer, the LEGO Universe Team has shared part shapes with the LDraw.org community. So far the community has received three batches of parts, with the third batch being by far the largest and with most files to cleanse. However, being batches of raw data, the parts need some cleanup to be suitable for the parts library.
To help by cleansing a part, just go through the new parts charts and download the file you want to work on, but do not forget to edit the chart to show that you are working on the part in order to avoid overlap.
There is also a set of twenty-nine pages detailing all parts the community received from the LEGO Universe Team's third batch. These pages were originally where parts were picked from and cleansed, today they more serve as reference to the third batch. See the bottom of the page for a navigation template.
While cleansing, special attention has to be paid to [http://www.ldraw.org/Article398.html header specifications], [http://www.ldraw.org/Article415.html back face culling], color correction, primitive substitution, subfiling, code grouping and origin and orientation choosing.
Note the green polygons in part files, they may contain errors. Treat these with care.
The m-prefix found in the filenames of the third batch's files have been added by the LEGO Universe Team for internal reasons, please remove them.
The submitted part also should contain two !HISTORY lines due to the nature of these parts:
<pre>0 !HISTORY YYYY-MM-DD {The LEGO Universe Team} Original part shape
0 !HISTORY YYYY-MM-DD [UserName] File preparation for LDraw Parts Tracker</pre>
LEGO Universe Team's !HISTORY date is the date the batch was shared, the parts charts contain the dates needed here. The latter date is the date you finish cleaning the part.
==Important notes==
*Only authors who have affirmed the LDraw [http://www.ldraw.org/Article349.html Contributor Agreement] are allowed to submit cleansed files to the [http://www.ldraw.org/library/tracker Parts Tracker].
*Once the part has been submitted to the Parts Tracker, any reviewer finding errors is allowed to immediately fix them and resubmit the fixed part without asking permission since the original author is the LEGO Universe Team. This means that anybody can fix sent parts without waiting the three months after posting a hold vote. However, note that while reviewing these parts, it is of good manner to rather point out the error than to immediately go fix it.
*Some parts have come in multiple batches - when editing wiki pages, please check if there are duplicates in the other two batches.
==Related articles==
*[http://news.lugnet.com/cad/?n=14836 Preparing a L(EGO)Draw part for the Parts Tracker - a review]
*[http://news.lugnet.com/cad/dat/parts/?n=6212 L(EGO)Draw part discrepancies]
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