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When exporting LDraw parts to POV-Ray format, tools like [[LDView]] can use an [[XML]] file,
 
When exporting LDraw parts to POV-Ray format, tools like [[LDView]] can use an [[XML]] file,
usually named <code>LGEO.xml</code>, to substitute dedicated parts by their LGEO implementations. The older tool [[L3P]] uses the two files <code>lg_elements.lst</code> and <code>lg_colors.lst</code> to accomplish much the same thing.
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usually named <code>LGEO.xml</code>, to substitute dedicated parts by their LGEO implementations. The older tool [[L3P]] uses the two files <code>lg_elements.lst</code> and <code>lg_colors.lst</code> to accomplish much the same thing, as well as to indicate whether to switch over to using Anton Raves' POV-Ray parts instead.
  
 
Starting from the original library by Lutz Uhlmann, many people edited and added parts to it.
 
Starting from the original library by Lutz Uhlmann, many people edited and added parts to it.

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LGEO is a library of LEGO parts modeled by POV-Ray primitives.

When exporting LDraw parts to POV-Ray format, tools like LDView can use an XML file, usually named LGEO.xml, to substitute dedicated parts by their LGEO implementations. The older tool L3P uses the two files lg_elements.lst and lg_colors.lst to accomplish much the same thing, as well as to indicate whether to switch over to using Anton Raves' POV-Ray parts instead.

Starting from the original library by Lutz Uhlmann, many people edited and added parts to it. This sadly has led to a tree of variations, not a single collection. This tree is shown here:

LGEO by Lutz Uhlmann *
┃ ┣━Copy 1*
┃ ┣━archive.org version of Copy 1 as of 2012-03-20
┃ ┗━Copy 2
┃ ┗━GitHub repository
┣━━━ LGEO update by Lars C. Hassing (outdated)
┣━━━ LGEO update by Damien Roux
┗━━━ does anybody know more variants? please add them here

* = site seems to be offline
= Lars' "updated" parts are actually older than the ones included with the AIOI. You shouldn't use them.

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