KLDraw
Graphics
Score 83%
Description:

KLDraw is 3D LEGO modeling software for KDE. It uses LDraw part library and using OpenGL for rendering model on the screen. You can create virtual 3D LEGO model easily by using this application.

Features:
* Multipart model support
* Multi-document interface
* Stores part database using SQLite (you need sqlite3 to compile)
* Raytrace model on-the-fly via POV-Ray (povray required)

you need ldraw part library to use this software. get it from http://www.ldraw.org, and install it in /usr/share/ldraw.

KLDraw is in the alpha stage. Some basic editing features are expected to work, but there are many more things to implement.
Feature requests, bug reports, patches are always welcomed. If you are interested in this application, feel free to email me.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

* Basic editing features (although there are some minor issues to work on)
* Saving model
* Color picker (needs work)
* Fixed segfault when trying access to unlinked part reference.
* ...And more bugfixes

diehard

10 years ago

SlackWare 10.2.0
setup sqlite3
setup kldraw
parts from : http://www.ldraw.org/index.php?name=Downloads&req=viewdownload&cid=1
(for linux & mac [unix-complete.tgz])
unpack parts in to /opt/kde/share/kldraw
containts of kldraw :
_dir_ bitmap
_dir_ htmimage
_dir_ models
_dir_ p
_dir_ parts
and other files
all dirs change from UP to LOwer case
export LDRAWDIR=/opt/kde/share/kldraw
& run it
kldraw
OK its worked!
but front view in BLACK :(((

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nuonguy

10 years ago

It still crashes for me. It built fine (FC6 i386) but even after I followed the instructions from ldraw.org, it still crashes.

How do I debug this?

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Khan

11 years ago

One thing I did notice (since I had to reinstall the LDraw library) is that the unix-complete.tgz file unpacks all of the parts in uppercase format for the directories. I had to change all of the directories to lowercase in order for KLDraw to recognize that the parts were located in /usr/share/ldraw.

Unless you incorporate a configuration option into KLDraw or I suppose, I set that LDRAWDIR option, KLDraw will not start up. I also notice that none of the parts are visible when I expand the tree in the left hand pane.

I am using a custom Gentoo installation so if you need any library version information, just let me know.

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Khan

11 years ago

Well, it compiles and is able to open some old .dat files however, the parts render completely in black. The LDRAW library is installed in /usr/share/ldraw but when I launch kldraw from the console, this error appears:

libLDR: init_refmap(): ERROR! environment variable "LDRAWDIR" is not set!

Any ideas?

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segfault87

11 years ago

I've never seen that error. It'll be helpful if you send me a screenshot containing errors.


"libLDR: init_refmap(): ERROR! environment variable "LDRAWDIR" is not set!"

You can ignore that message if you installed ldraw properly. When LDRAWDIR environment variable is not set, KLDraw searches /usr/share/ldraw automatically.

Thanks.

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Khan

11 years ago

What an incredible coincidence that this is released right after I installed MLCad using wine. Thank you very much for starting this and I hope you can include at the very least the same amount of features that MLCad has. As for LeoCAD, as someone else put it, it DoA for the most part. Hasn't really been updated in a while and it was never as good as MLCad.

When this get to a mature enough stage, I will create an ebuild for it. I'm looking forward to using it. Thanks again.

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pydera

11 years ago

That rocks! :)
A shame I couldn't get it to work completely (some probs with ldraw-lib first, now I'm not able to add any components to the current drawing).

But hey - it's pre-alpha! ;)
Keep it up and I'm sure, this program could be of good use!
cya

Dave

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borker

11 years ago

I'm stuck with the same problem... has anyone found the answer to this?

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gollum

11 years ago

But useless.
Isn't the joy of lego to search for a litle piece of plastic, clip it on an other, and then try your new super flying car ? Having crash tests ? :-D

But anyway, this kind of software is always funy.

And your's looks nice, even at pre-alpha stage.

Regards

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dovidhalevi

11 years ago

Ever here of this one. Can compile and run on Linux and Windows, quite well developed.

I'll give yours a try and compare

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Hyperion

11 years ago

Yes, that was the Prog I refered to! Unfortunately the development is stuck afaik. Also it is a GTK Program - I dislike the look and feel of those in general. Also I had some problems with 3D acceleration ... it seemed to me, that the OpenGL was not good implemented. But it takes 3 years now iirc that I last watched it - maybe it is now more improved ... but choice rulez :-)

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Hyperion

11 years ago

This looks awesome!!! I just knew one older Gtk Program for this purpose, but the look and feel didn't satisfy me. So it will be great, if there is a KDE Program managing this :-) Keep on working!

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11 years ago

* Basic editing features (although there are some minor issues to work on)
* Saving model
* Color picker (needs work)
* Fixed segfault when trying access to unlinked part reference.
* ...And more bugfixes

product-maker dudacardoso Nov 16 2011

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