Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Welcome to BZPower!

Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. The process is easy and you can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account to make it even faster. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies and play member and staff-run games
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes, and vote to decide the winners
  • Participate in raffles, including exclusive raffles for new members, and win free LEGO sets
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
Enjoy your visit!

Photo

Lego Digital Designer

LDD cgi virtual building Ldraw

  • Please log in to reply
48 replies to this topic

#1 Offline Alyska

Alyska
  • Members
  • Stone Champion Nuva

  • 1,546 posts
  •  

Posted May 12 2012 - 08:26 AM

Anyone here use LDD? I'm curious to know what people think of it...I tried downloading a copy onto my laptop, but sadly it doesn't seem to function properly (The screen keeps flashing and won't let me click anything). The laptop is an MSI X320 running Windows Vista. During the installation, it popped up a message about needing a new OpenGL driver, but I haven't been able to locate an appropriate one for my particular laptop (may have something to do with the fact that I have no idea what OpenGL is... or where to look for one). I'm also looking into getting LDraw, in case that doesn't work out. Has anyone here used both? If so, which would you recommend?
  • 0

3DS Friend Code: 0018-0767-4231


#2 Offline The Renegade Emperor

The Renegade Emperor
  • Members
  • Battling Makuta!

  • 515 posts
  •  

Posted May 12 2012 - 08:37 AM

I cannot help you with that error for I don't know much about computers, and I've never heard of LDraw before. However, I've used LDD for many years and I'd recommend it. I wouldn't run it on a laptop because it is a heavy program and it may get slow with bigger constructions. LDD has a pretty large assortment of bricks of different kinds, measures and colors, even if there aren't much BIONICLE parts, when there's plenty of HF parts, which is the only con, IMO.Dunno if this will be useful, but hope it helped you!
  • 0

skyrim_banner.jpg


#3 Offline Draven

Draven
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 112 posts
  •  

Posted May 12 2012 - 09:22 AM

OpenGL is something that deals with your graphics card. If you run Windows OS, press the Windows key and "R", and the Run dialog should pop up.Enter "dxdiag" into the box and press enter. Go to Display 1 tab. There should be a section that says Drivers, and the Main Driver should be a DLL file. Google the file and update from there.
  • 0

zJzcMhM.jpg


#4 Offline fishers64

fishers64
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Bohrok-Kal Vanquished

  • 4,938 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted May 12 2012 - 02:05 PM

I've never used LDraw, but I can tell you that LDD is not the thing to run on a laptop. That thing is so annoyingly slow. Ugh.
  • 0

14126183966_9690cb0da3_z.jpg


#5 Offline JrMasterModelBuilder

JrMasterModelBuilder
  • Outstanding BZPower Citizens
  • Descending into Protodermis

  • 993 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted May 12 2012 - 03:36 PM

Anyone here use LDD? I'm curious to know what people think of it...I tried downloading a copy onto my laptop, but sadly it doesn't seem to function properly (The screen keeps flashing and won't let me click anything). The laptop is an MSI X320 running Windows Vista. During the installation, it popped up a message about needing a new OpenGL driver, but I haven't been able to locate an appropriate one for my particular laptop (may have something to do with the fact that I have no idea what OpenGL is... or where to look for one). I'm also looking into getting LDraw, in case that doesn't work out. Has anyone here used both? If so, which would you recommend?

I haven't used LDraw before, but I have used LDD and it's a decent program. I have been running it on my laptops for years. So long as it's a decent laptop, there's nothing wrong with running it on a laptop.OpenGL is an open source graphics library LEGO uses for rendering LDD on your screen. As for getting an updated driver, open the Device Manager and click on "Display adapters" to find the brand and model of graphics card you have. Then, visit your graphic card manufacturer's website and search for any available updates for your graphics card.

OpenGL is something that deals with your graphics card. If you run Windows OS, press the Windows key and "R", and the Run dialog should pop up.Enter "dxdiag" into the box and press enter. Go to Display 1 tab. There should be a section that says Drivers, and the Main Driver should be a DLL file. Google the file and update from there.

I'm not sure that will help considering dxdiag is short for DirectX Diagnostics and LDD doesn't use DirectX, it uses OpenGL.

  • 0

banner.png
{ If you have BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui, PM me . . . NOW! }
I'm well over the age of 13, so if you work for LEGO, you can talk to me. :)


#6 Offline Alyska

Alyska
  • Members
  • Stone Champion Nuva

  • 1,546 posts
  •  

Posted May 13 2012 - 03:25 AM

There doesn't seem to be an official driver for it on the MSI website... do these things go by any other names? And I've downloaded a couple of driver updater programs with good reputations, but they don't seem to work either. I think I just have a mongrel laptop.:(
  • 0

3DS Friend Code: 0018-0767-4231


#7 Offline bonesiii

bonesiii
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Forum Leaders
  • Perpetual Master of Reference

  • 18,804 posts
  •   BZP Leader

Posted May 13 2012 - 04:11 AM

I've used LDraw, back in the day, but if the program is still what it was back then, LDD is far, far better. LDraw was not very user friendly. I think it has a wider range of traditional pieces though, so some die-hard designers prefer it. (Myself I like the ease of use of LDD better.)

I've never used LDraw, but I can tell you that LDD is not the thing to run on a laptop. That thing is so annoyingly slow. Ugh.

It runs fine on my laptop.It basically comes down to whether you have a powerful system or a wimpy one, and no I'm not really sure what all is needed, I just know that on my laptop it runs better than any desktop I've ever tried it on (admittedly they are all dinosaurs anyways), and better than my brother's laptop. Better RAM and graphics hardware definitely helps, though. And this is Windows 7. I have no idea about Vista; I've only tried it on XP and 7 (because Vista is avoided like plague :P).On all the computers, I've never run into the main problems people talk about. Running it in safe mode has always improved it, though, and I haven't noticed any downsides to that mode.

  • 0

#8 Offline fishers64

fishers64
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Bohrok-Kal Vanquished

  • 4,938 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted May 13 2012 - 04:05 PM

I've never used LDraw, but I can tell you that LDD is not the thing to run on a laptop. That thing is so annoyingly slow. Ugh.

It runs fine on my laptop.It basically comes down to whether you have a powerful system or a wimpy one, and no I'm not really sure what all is needed, I just know that on my laptop it runs better than any desktop I've ever tried it on (admittedly they are all dinosaurs anyways), and better than my brother's laptop. Better RAM and graphics hardware definitely helps, though. And this is Windows 7. I have no idea about Vista; I've only tried it on XP and 7 (because Vista is avoided like plague :P).On all the computers, I've never run into the main problems people talk about. Running it in safe mode has always improved it, though, and I haven't noticed any downsides to that mode.

Well, my computer is five years old and starting to show its age, although it still runs pretty well for most things. My little brother's computer, however, which is two years older than mine and a desktop, runs LDD better than mine.I think it might have something to do with the monitor, since enabling some 3D features of my monitor software helped. Also ran into the same deal with the Glatorian Arena software, although not as badly.

  • 0

14126183966_9690cb0da3_z.jpg


#9 Offline JrMasterModelBuilder

JrMasterModelBuilder
  • Outstanding BZPower Citizens
  • Descending into Protodermis

  • 993 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted May 13 2012 - 08:52 PM

There doesn't seem to be an official driver for it on the MSI website... do these things go by any other names? And I've downloaded a couple of driver updater programs with good reputations, but they don't seem to work either. I think I just have a mongrel laptop. :(

I don't believe MSI manufactures graphics cards. They are probably using another manufacturer's graphics card in your computer. Could you post a screen shot of what you see under "Display adapters" in the Device Manager?

I've used LDraw, back in the day, but if the program is still what it was back then, LDD is far, far better. LDraw was not very user friendly. I think it has a wider range of traditional pieces though, so some die-hard designers prefer it. (Myself I like the ease of use of LDD better.)

I've never used LDraw, but I can tell you that LDD is not the thing to run on a laptop. That thing is so annoyingly slow. Ugh.

It runs fine on my laptop.It basically comes down to whether you have a powerful system or a wimpy one, and no I'm not really sure what all is needed, I just know that on my laptop it runs better than any desktop I've ever tried it on (admittedly they are all dinosaurs anyways), and better than my brother's laptop. Better RAM and graphics hardware definitely helps, though. And this is Windows 7. I have no idea about Vista; I've only tried it on XP and 7 (because Vista is avoided like plague :P).On all the computers, I've never run into the main problems people talk about. Running it in safe mode has always improved it, though, and I haven't noticed any downsides to that mode.

I believe LDraw also uses an open format for it's pieces, so users can create pieces.As for hardware to consider for 3D performance, your processor speed, RAM, and graphics card are all important. I would avoid Intel graphics cards like the plague. I find they struggle to redraw the entire screen for even simple 2D stuff, let alone 3D. AMD and Nvidia graphics cards, preferably with some dedicated video memory, are many times better.

Edited by JrMasterModelBuilder, May 13 2012 - 08:53 PM.

  • 0

banner.png
{ If you have BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui, PM me . . . NOW! }
I'm well over the age of 13, so if you work for LEGO, you can talk to me. :)


#10 Offline Meiko

Meiko
  • Premier Member
    BioniLUG Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Nuhvok-Kal Attacks!

  • 3,040 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted May 14 2012 - 01:44 PM

I've used LDraw, but haven't ever fallen in love with it. I prefer LDD, though I rarely use it either anymore.
  • 0
--
Meiko
News reporter and database administrator at Brickset (profile)
Administrator at Brickipedia (profile)
Former administrator at BIONICLEsector01 (profile)
MediaWiki developer (profile)
 
DISCLAIMER: All opinions and contributions made under this account are based solely on my own personal thoughts and opinions, and in no way represent any of the above groups/entities. If you have any concerns or inquiries about the contributions made under this account, please contact me individually and I will address them with you to the best of my ability.

#11 Offline Aanchir

Aanchir
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Another Chir Brother

  • 3,836 posts
  •  

Posted May 14 2012 - 05:17 PM

I prefer LDD to LDraw just because I feel the building is more intuitive. LDraw is more like a CAD program and less like a virtual building tool where you connect the parts to each other like you would in real life. As such, LDraw requires a more mathematically-inclined mindset than LDD. And while I'm pretty good at math and don't mind using it on LDD, I find having to put myself in that mindset throughout the whole building process kind of stifles my creativity.
  • 0

hs01_sig.png recommends the following sites:
bs01_banner.png hs01_banner.pngtnw_banner.pngtcw-banner.png


#12 Offline Spinjitzu Master

Spinjitzu Master
  • Members
  • Battling Makuta!

  • 506 posts
  •  

Posted May 14 2012 - 05:48 PM

I like to create Hero Factory MOCs in it...I should also make some NINJAGO 2011 looking ones, that would look pretty epic.LDD reminds me alot of the old LEGO Creator games for PC, so it feels a little nostalgic to use. I love it.
  • 0

daringsig.png

"Remember the Heart of NINJAGO."
PM me if you wish to know more about BIONICLE: Showdown!


#13 Offline Draven

Draven
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 112 posts
  •  

Posted May 14 2012 - 06:08 PM

Updating your drivers couldnt hurt.
  • 0

zJzcMhM.jpg


#14 Offline Damaracx Caratas Xarian

Damaracx Caratas Xarian
  • Members
  • Emerging Defender of Mata Nui

  • 2,013 posts
  •  

Posted May 24 2012 - 08:50 PM

If it is slow with your computer I would suggest going to the BioMediaProject to get an older version of LDD and hope that one works better on your computer, but I would suggest updating your drivers like Space Marine siad before you do that.Here the link http://tronec.org/bmp/lego
  • 0

#15 Offline Toa of the Blazing Inferno

Toa of the Blazing Inferno
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 150 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 03 2012 - 09:43 PM

I've been having problems with it. I start it up, and then it will only load about one stud and a little into the next on the loading bar before it stops.
  • 0
Posted Image
My Maj|My MLN page|PDF Bionicle comics|Custom additions to Bionicle figures
My banner is set with a randomizer.
If you use correct grammar in your posts (or try hard to), place this in your signature. Join Myst's campaign for correct grammar usage on BZPower!

#16 Offline Alyska

Alyska
  • Members
  • Stone Champion Nuva

  • 1,546 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 04 2012 - 04:13 AM

Still not working on the laptop, so I've kinda settled for LDraw for now. LDD works on one of our other computers, but I don't get the chance to use it much. I think generally LDD is better because the elements actually snap together, but object rotation is a little awkward...
  • 0

3DS Friend Code: 0018-0767-4231


#17 Offline Lyichir

Lyichir
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • A Chir Brother

  • 1,693 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 04 2012 - 10:26 AM

Everyone's having that same problem. The issue seems to be with LEGO's server, so the (temporary) solution is to disconnect from the internet before you boot up LDD. It'll ask if you want to do it in offline mode; say yes and it'll start normally. And once you've done that you can reconnect, in case you needed the internet for instructions or reference pictures.
  • 0

Formerly Lyichir: Rachira of Influence
Aanchir's and Meiko's brother


#18 Offline Toa of the Blazing Inferno

Toa of the Blazing Inferno
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 150 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 04 2012 - 04:16 PM

Everyone's having that same problem. The issue seems to be with LEGO's server, so the (temporary) solution is to disconnect from the internet before you boot up LDD. It'll ask if you want to do it in offline mode; say yes and it'll start normally. And once you've done that you can reconnect, in case you needed the internet for instructions or reference pictures.

Thanks.

  • 0
Posted Image
My Maj|My MLN page|PDF Bionicle comics|Custom additions to Bionicle figures
My banner is set with a randomizer.
If you use correct grammar in your posts (or try hard to), place this in your signature. Join Myst's campaign for correct grammar usage on BZPower!

#19 Offline Takanuinuva

Takanuinuva
  • Members
  • Makuta Conquered!

  • 584 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 04 2012 - 04:40 PM

I use Ldd on my laptop and it works fine for me. I don't tend to make large creations. I've been recently using it to make sets that I don't own yet but I want to get then revamp. By building it in Ldd and revamping it there I can get all the parts I need when I make it in real life. Though I would like it to have every part that lego has made. Especially all the hero factory parts that are currently out. I hope when the Breakout part 2 sets come out. Ldd will get an update containing those parts
  • 0

:smiletol: I am Takanui Nuva. The Toa Nuva of Light :smiletol:
11.gifI also go by Baron Von Brickstein 11.gif

Even when things look there worst. And the shadow of evil is upon us. Remember that as long as we hope for the best. Light will appear and overcome the darkness.

Please check out my projects on Lego Ideas.9.gif
https://ideas.lego.c...kstein/projects

I'm looking for an Inkay or Malamar with its event move Happy Hour. Pm if you have one I can borrow to breed and pass the move down so I can have an Inkay with the move for myself.


#20 Offline Meiko

Meiko
  • Premier Member
    BioniLUG Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Nuhvok-Kal Attacks!

  • 3,040 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jun 12 2012 - 10:24 AM

Oh yeah, so I have something cool to share from a while ago. So earlier this year, I thought of a cool idea of a more advanced version of LDD that would be more like a professional CAD application. I sent the suggestion to LEGO and quickly got the reply that they thought the idea was great, and would be very valuable to a large range of people. I then got another followup email saying that they passed the idea on to their developers to see what they could get done. I used LDraw as an example here, because it is a useful tool, but needs some work that LEGO could add to make the program more accurate and up-to-date.Also, another suggestion I sent them was for them to release public beta versions of LDD (with an integrated feedback-sending plugin), which could hopefully reduce the amount of bugs that need to be worked out after public release. They replied and said that they don't have plans to have public betas. :(These are just some things I'm announcing here, and maybe we'll see something similar in the future. Any feedback or further ideas on these suggestions (especially the first one)?

Edited by Meiko, Jun 12 2012 - 10:25 AM.

  • 0
--
Meiko
News reporter and database administrator at Brickset (profile)
Administrator at Brickipedia (profile)
Former administrator at BIONICLEsector01 (profile)
MediaWiki developer (profile)
 
DISCLAIMER: All opinions and contributions made under this account are based solely on my own personal thoughts and opinions, and in no way represent any of the above groups/entities. If you have any concerns or inquiries about the contributions made under this account, please contact me individually and I will address them with you to the best of my ability.

#21 Offline bonesiii

bonesiii
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Forum Leaders
  • Perpetual Master of Reference

  • 18,804 posts
  •   BZP Leader

Posted Jun 12 2012 - 01:30 PM

Fascinating, Meiko, about the first one. It's really cool that they answered that way. Personally I greatly prefer the user-friendly LDD system, but I know some people prefer the LDraw style system so it might be good to have the option to switch between controlling modes.Something I would really want to see in addition would be full user control over colors, not just picking a color from a palette but mixing colors ourselves. At least as another option.
  • 0

#22 Offline Meiko

Meiko
  • Premier Member
    BioniLUG Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Nuhvok-Kal Attacks!

  • 3,040 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jun 13 2012 - 07:06 AM

Fascinating, Meiko, about the first one. It's really cool that they answered that way. Personally I greatly prefer the user-friendly LDD system, but I know some people prefer the LDraw style system so it might be good to have the option to switch between controlling modes.Something I would really want to see in addition would be full user control over colors, not just picking a color from a palette but mixing colors ourselves. At least as another option.

Just remember this was last year. Haven't talked about it in a while, sadly. YES! Custom colors would be amazing. Another thing that I'd like is custom decals in LDD. That would make things look so cool right there. :happydance:

  • 0
--
Meiko
News reporter and database administrator at Brickset (profile)
Administrator at Brickipedia (profile)
Former administrator at BIONICLEsector01 (profile)
MediaWiki developer (profile)
 
DISCLAIMER: All opinions and contributions made under this account are based solely on my own personal thoughts and opinions, and in no way represent any of the above groups/entities. If you have any concerns or inquiries about the contributions made under this account, please contact me individually and I will address them with you to the best of my ability.

#23 Offline Spinjitzu Master

Spinjitzu Master
  • Members
  • Battling Makuta!

  • 506 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 14 2012 - 06:12 PM

Fascinating, Meiko, about the first one. It's really cool that they answered that way. Personally I greatly prefer the user-friendly LDD system, but I know some people prefer the LDraw style system so it might be good to have the option to switch between controlling modes.Something I would really want to see in addition would be full user control over colors, not just picking a color from a palette but mixing colors ourselves. At least as another option.

Just remember this was last year. Haven't talked about it in a while, sadly. YES! Custom colors would be amazing. Another thing that I'd like is custom decals in LDD. That would make things look so cool right there. :happydance:

Custom decals would be the best. And even if they don't do that, they should include more decals for the minifigure torsos. I was using it just last night and found it nearly impossible to find a good upper torso decal for my minifigure.

  • 0

daringsig.png

"Remember the Heart of NINJAGO."
PM me if you wish to know more about BIONICLE: Showdown!


#24 Offline bonesiii

bonesiii
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Forum Leaders
  • Perpetual Master of Reference

  • 18,804 posts
  •   BZP Leader

Posted Jun 14 2012 - 07:39 PM

Yes! Torso and face decals. Yes yes yes want want.
  • 0

#25 Offline Toa of the Blazing Inferno

Toa of the Blazing Inferno
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 150 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 14 2012 - 10:59 PM

They should find a better way to list the face decals, because I can't see the bottom row. They should maybe make the rows one or two faces longer.
  • 0
Posted Image
My Maj|My MLN page|PDF Bionicle comics|Custom additions to Bionicle figures
My banner is set with a randomizer.
If you use correct grammar in your posts (or try hard to), place this in your signature. Join Myst's campaign for correct grammar usage on BZPower!

#26 Offline Meiko

Meiko
  • Premier Member
    BioniLUG Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Nuhvok-Kal Attacks!

  • 3,040 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jun 15 2012 - 06:46 AM

They should find a better way to list the face decals, because I can't see the bottom row. They should maybe make the rows one or two faces longer.

Does it get cut off by the window frame? I hate that, but it's just a problem with screen resolution. That's something LEGO always seems to have trouble with is different screen sizes... :(

  • 0
--
Meiko
News reporter and database administrator at Brickset (profile)
Administrator at Brickipedia (profile)
Former administrator at BIONICLEsector01 (profile)
MediaWiki developer (profile)
 
DISCLAIMER: All opinions and contributions made under this account are based solely on my own personal thoughts and opinions, and in no way represent any of the above groups/entities. If you have any concerns or inquiries about the contributions made under this account, please contact me individually and I will address them with you to the best of my ability.

#27 Offline bonesiii

bonesiii
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Forum Leaders
  • Perpetual Master of Reference

  • 18,804 posts
  •   BZP Leader

Posted Jun 15 2012 - 11:15 AM

Or just use a scroll bar... Yeah, on my screen they just barely fit; the lowest row is partly cut off. And I only know it's the lowest row from seeing it on a larger screen before.

Edited by bonesiii, Jun 15 2012 - 11:16 AM.

  • 0

#28 Offline Spinjitzu Master

Spinjitzu Master
  • Members
  • Battling Makuta!

  • 506 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 15 2012 - 04:27 PM

I just unlock the bottom bar and pull it down.
  • 0

daringsig.png

"Remember the Heart of NINJAGO."
PM me if you wish to know more about BIONICLE: Showdown!


#29 Offline Toa of the Blazing Inferno

Toa of the Blazing Inferno
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 150 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 15 2012 - 05:25 PM

I just unlock the bottom bar and pull it down.

I've done that too. That's how I found out that it was just the bottom row that I was missing. It's annoying to have to do it every time, though.

  • 0
Posted Image
My Maj|My MLN page|PDF Bionicle comics|Custom additions to Bionicle figures
My banner is set with a randomizer.
If you use correct grammar in your posts (or try hard to), place this in your signature. Join Myst's campaign for correct grammar usage on BZPower!

#30 Offline Spinjitzu Master

Spinjitzu Master
  • Members
  • Battling Makuta!

  • 506 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 15 2012 - 07:14 PM

I just unlock the bottom bar and pull it down.

I've done that too. That's how I found out that it was just the bottom row that I was missing. It's annoying to have to do it every time, though.

It is. Is there a way to change the screen resolution?

  • 0

daringsig.png

"Remember the Heart of NINJAGO."
PM me if you wish to know more about BIONICLE: Showdown!


#31 Offline fishers64

fishers64
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Bohrok-Kal Vanquished

  • 4,938 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jun 16 2012 - 07:46 PM

I just unlock the bottom bar and pull it down.

I've done that too. That's how I found out that it was just the bottom row that I was missing. It's annoying to have to do it every time, though.

It is. Is there a way to change the screen resolution?

On your computer, yes. In LDD itself, no, not to my knowledge.

  • 0

14126183966_9690cb0da3_z.jpg


#32 Offline Toa of the Blazing Inferno

Toa of the Blazing Inferno
  • Members
  • Toa

  • 150 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 16 2012 - 08:42 PM

I just unlock the bottom bar and pull it down.

I've done that too. That's how I found out that it was just the bottom row that I was missing. It's annoying to have to do it every time, though.

It is. Is there a way to change the screen resolution?

On your computer, yes. In LDD itself, no, not to my knowledge.

Doing that every time would be just as annoying.

  • 0
Posted Image
My Maj|My MLN page|PDF Bionicle comics|Custom additions to Bionicle figures
My banner is set with a randomizer.
If you use correct grammar in your posts (or try hard to), place this in your signature. Join Myst's campaign for correct grammar usage on BZPower!

#33 Offline fishers64

fishers64
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
  • Bohrok-Kal Vanquished

  • 4,938 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jun 16 2012 - 08:48 PM

I just unlock the bottom bar and pull it down.

I've done that too. That's how I found out that it was just the bottom row that I was missing. It's annoying to have to do it every time, though.

It is. Is there a way to change the screen resolution?

On your computer, yes. In LDD itself, no, not to my knowledge.

Doing that every time would be just as annoying.

There should be a way to set it permanently to a screen resolution that works with it. Unless you're on a clunky laptop like mine. Go to Control Panel>Appearance & Themes>Change Screen Resolution. (Those are XP instructions, btw.) Whatever you set should stay - I don't know about newer systems, but there should be a Control Panel.

  • 0

14126183966_9690cb0da3_z.jpg


#34 Offline Nuparu1995

Nuparu1995
  • Members
  • Flying Force!

  • 2,300 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 16 2012 - 10:17 PM

If you're going to use L.D.D. on a laptop, make sure it's new enough to handle it. And if not that, there are certain laptops made for digital designing of that kind, and if not that, then some are certainly better than others for such programs.
  • 0
Nuparu1995

92% of teens have moved onto rap.

If you are part of the 8% that still listen to real music, copy and paste this into your signature.

Posted Image


R.I.P. - 7/20/2012


#35 Offline UltraHau

UltraHau
  • Members
  • Aquatic Guardian

  • 385 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 17 2012 - 05:14 PM

I recommend getting into LDraw if LDD doesn't work. LDraw generally works on lower-powered computers in my experience, plus it works on OSes LDD doesn't support (like Linux).

OpenGL is an open source graphics library LEGO uses for rendering LDD on your screen.

[pedantic]OpenGL is an open graphics standard, not a library. There are open-source implementations - most notably Mesa - but OpenGL itself is a standard, not a library.[/pedantic]

  • 0
Every moment gives us a chance to become more than what we are.
-Ryu, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future
Not luck. It's what you do that makes you a hero.
-Kopaka Nuva, MoL
I have but one destiny.
-Takanuva, MoL
Posted Image

#36 Offline KlakWest

KlakWest
  • Members
  • Submerged!

  • 1,100 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 18 2012 - 12:05 AM

I use LDD on my laptop just fine. I keep running into issues in lack of parts, though. Anyone know if Witch Doctor's head will be inputted into the system in an update? I plan on using it for my project listed in my sig.What's LDraw?

Edited by MakutaKlak, Jun 18 2012 - 12:06 AM.

  • 0

#37 Offline UltraHau

UltraHau
  • Members
  • Aquatic Guardian

  • 385 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 18 2012 - 02:30 AM

LDraw is a set of 3D models that form the base of LDD. (IIRC) LDraw is a completely different project from LDD though, and LEGO doesn't develop it. LDraw has two main advantages: You can define your own custom pieces, and there are several CAD programs built on top of it (LDD included), so you can pick and choose between them.
  • 0
Every moment gives us a chance to become more than what we are.
-Ryu, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future
Not luck. It's what you do that makes you a hero.
-Kopaka Nuva, MoL
I have but one destiny.
-Takanuva, MoL
Posted Image

#38 Offline KlakWest

KlakWest
  • Members
  • Submerged!

  • 1,100 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 18 2012 - 05:40 PM

That would be helpful. Is it free like LDD as well?
  • 0

#39 Offline Aanchir

Aanchir
  • Premier Member
  • Premier Members
  • Another Chir Brother

  • 3,836 posts
  •  

Posted Jun 19 2012 - 06:37 AM

To all those people having trouble seeing all the face decals, the easiest solution is to click View>New Themes>LDD, search "3626" or "mini head" in the search box at the top of the brick tray, and if you want to narrow the selection even further click filter bricks by color at the bottom of the brick tray and select the color you're looking for.Not only does LDD mode allow you to see decorated parts in the bricks tray (giving you access to a scroll bar), but it also includes many decorated parts that aren't even accessible with the Decoration Tool in LDD Extended mode.I've actually found that these days, LDD mode has several advantages over LDD Extended mode. For instance, in LDD mode you can search for a part by its Element ID as well as its Design ID, making it easier to find a part by viewing a set's inventory in the back of its instruction booklet. Also, for the most part, the parts palette in LDD mode is more grounded in reality-- although there are numerous exceptions, the majority of parts in LDD mode are ones that exist physically and have been released in sets, making it a bit easier to build something with a certain color scheme and keep track of whether your model can be built in real life.
  • 0

hs01_sig.png recommends the following sites:
bs01_banner.png hs01_banner.pngtnw_banner.pngtcw-banner.png


#40 Offline JrMasterModelBuilder

JrMasterModelBuilder
  • Outstanding BZPower Citizens
  • Descending into Protodermis

  • 993 posts
  •   Outstanding BZPower Citizen

Posted Jun 19 2012 - 06:36 PM

I recommend getting into LDraw if LDD doesn't work. LDraw generally works on lower-powered computers in my experience, plus it works on OSes LDD doesn't support (like Linux).

LDD works under Wine on Ubuntu Linux I hear.

OpenGL is an open source graphics library LEGO uses for rendering LDD on your screen.

[pedantic]OpenGL is an open graphics standard, not a library. There are open-source implementations - most notably Mesa - but OpenGL itself is a standard, not a library.[/pedantic]

:) Technically true, even though it's short for Open Graphics Library and I believe exists in the form of a DLL (Dynamic-link library) on Windows.

I just unlock the bottom bar and pull it down.

I've done that too. That's how I found out that it was just the bottom row that I was missing. It's annoying to have to do it every time, though.

It is. Is there a way to change the screen resolution?

It should be noted that you would only be able to lower the screen resolution below the maximum of you screen resolution unless it was lowered before hand. So that probably won't help.

That would be helpful. Is it free like LDD as well?

Yep!

  • 0

banner.png
{ If you have BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui, PM me . . . NOW! }
I'm well over the age of 13, so if you work for LEGO, you can talk to me. :)





0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users