L(EGO)Draw Parts

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30464.dat, one of the many parts from the 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. However, being batches of raw data, they need some clean-up to be suitable for the Parts Tracker.

So far we have received three batches of parts, with the third batch being by far the largest and with most files to cleanse.

Cleansing

If you want 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 - these days they more serve as reference to the third batch.

Special attention has to be paid to header specs, back face culling, color correction, primitive substitution, subfiling, code grouping and origin and orientation choosing.

Please use the following guideline for the header:

0 PartDescription
0 Name: Filename.dat
0 Author: RealName [UserName]
0 !LDRAW_ORG Unofficial_Part
0 !LICENSE Redistributable under CCAL version 2.0 : see CAreadme.txt

...

0 !HISTORY YYYY-MM-DD {The LEGO Universe Team} Original part shape
0 !HISTORY YYYY-MM-DD [UserName] File preparation for LDraw Parts Tracker

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 Contributor Agreement are allowed to submit cleansed files to the Parts Tracker.
  • Once the part has been submitted to the Parts Tracker, any reviewer finding errors may fix them immediately and re-submit the fix 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, please note that while reviewing these parts, it is typically of good manner to rather point out the error than to immediately go fix it.
  • The green polygons in part files are bits that may errors, treat them with care.
  • The "m" at the start of the filenames of the third batch's files have been added by the LEGO Universe Team for internal reasons, please remove them when cleansing.
  • Some parts have come in multiple batches - when editing wiki pages, please check if there are duplicates in the other two batches.

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