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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, as well as to indicate whether to switch over to using Anton Raves' POV-Ray parts instead.
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usually named <code>LGEO.xml</code>, to substitute dedicated parts by their LGEO implementations. An 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 for indicating 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. An older tool L3P uses the two files lg_elements.lst and lg_colors.lst to accomplish much the same thing, as well as for indicating 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 (dead link*)
┃ ┣━Copy 1 (dead link*)
┃ ┣━archive.org backup of Copy 1 (as of 2012-03-20)
┃ ┗━Copy 2
┃ ┗━GitHub repository
┣━━━ LGEO update by Lars C. Hassing (possibly outdated)
┣━━━ LGEO update by Owen Burgoyne (may be newer than AIOI)
┣━━━ LGEO update by Damien Roux (the most recent)
┗━━━ Does anybody know more variants? Please add them here.

* = Lutz's site seems to be offline. His parts are included with the LDraw All-In-One Installer (AIOI), however.
= Owen's update is already included with the AIOI, but the archive linked to here may contain newer versions of his parts.
= Lars's updated parts seem to be older than the ones included with the AIOI, so it may be that you shouldn't use them.

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