Learning New Tricks With LeoCAD and Blender
On Monday, I decided to hack around with Blender a bit. Id been playing with POV-Ray and looking for a way to convert my LEGO scenes to Blender. I was unable to export SDL to a mesh. Loading up LeoCad, I discovered that I could export my models and import them into Blender…
Posted Apr 16, 2020 by Steven
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Adventures in Lighting and Improving My Lego Waterfall
With my Advanced Blender script buy, I decided to revisit my Waterfall model. Created using various LEGO CAD software, it is a study in tools as much as rendering. As such, I thought it would be fun to compare its evolution to date, and review how it has improved over time.
Adventures in lighting—9…
Posted Mar 24, 2017 by Steven
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I was having fun again with LDD and POV-Ray and thought this would make an interesting render after my first attempt. I also uploaded a slightly different version to LEGO’s gallery with different eyes stalks.
Sea Swallow by SafePit, on Flickr
Overall, this is probably the best of the dozen or so at…
Posted Sep 27, 2010 by Steven
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This is the second version of my simple waterfall experiment. I limited myself to a 4x4 plate and the bricks and colors available in LDD. I added a bit more foliage and color variation to the cliff.
Waterfall by Steven Reid, on Flickr
This time, I used LDD to create the model…
Posted Sep 06, 2010 by Steven
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Adventures in Lighting
Okay, I admit that lighting isn’t my strong suit. I’m good with geometry and scripting. But I struggle making the images look as good as they should. These photos are my attempts to try to get better colors and realistic lighting from POV-Ray.
Waterfall was me playing around with LeoCAD as alternat…
Posted Sep 04, 2010 by Steven
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