Version 0.9.8: Added LDDP
support. Install them in the plugins subdirectory off the directory
containing the ldglite executable. (For now you still must run LDDP at
least once to set the LDRAW path for the plugins.) In LEDIT mode, press
/EP to display the list of plugins. Start typing to narrow the search.
Use the PageUp, PageDown, and arrow keys to scroll through the plugin list.
Then press enter to start the plugin. For the Bezier plugin, you must
first create 2 hose end parts, and then start the plugin with the 2nd hose
part highlighted. Also created a plugin wrapper for
Just grab the ldlist plugin and
install both in the plugins directory. Then you can launch ldlist
from ldglite just like any other plugin and drag and drop parts into
the ldglite window.
Version 0.9.7: Added LEDIT compatible part lookup. Press the
enter key when changing parts. Start typing to narrow the search.
Use the PageUp, PageDown, and arrow keys to scroll through the part
list. Press the ? key to display a part, but remain in lookup
Version 0.9.6: Numerous changes. Offscreen only makefile.
Mui Menus. Drag and drop support from
The Edit menu now also contains a bezier hoser function based on code
contributed by Chris Daelman.
Insert 2 hose end parts (like 750.dat). Then with the second part
highlighted, type /EH50 and press the enter key to create a
50 segment hose.
Parts currently recognized as hose ends are 750.dat, 752.dat, 755.dat,
76.dat, 79.dat, and stud3a.dat.
Version 0.9.5: Fixed code to compile on Mac OSX and FreeBSD.
Documented turn menu and rotate menu. Documented DOS version. Fixed
edge colors on inliner. Fixed font in DOS version. Added turn axis
visible toggle. Added support for "0 CLEAR" lines. Added ldglite
command line output, l3p cmdline, and POV
camera section output. Nudged antialiased lines up in depth
buffer to clean them up. Cleaned up to use less memory. Moved Turn
menu to Rotate. Made Turn more like LEDIT. Added Turn Center &
Origin menus. Fixed display problem caused by ledit mode. Added
OSMesa 4.0 max dimensions check. Fixed mouse spin limit. Skip
glutGet(SCREEN_WIDTH) if OffScreenRendering. Delay glutInit() for
OSMesa. AGL double buffer. Fleshed out AGL glut stubs.
Version 0.9.4: Merged source and features with ldlite 2.3.
Added offscreen rendering for Mesa and Windows using -mS (must be
capital S). Fixed some LEDIT mode bugs when saving files. Tinted the
current line reddish in LEDIT mode. Ported to MSDOS using djgpp and
AllegroGL. Added -vX,Y option for arbitrary window/image sizes.
Fixed maximum image width bug. Added linear and exponential fogging
for depth cueing with -ff. Added 1 and 5 degree rotations with F3-F6
keys. Ported to 64bit Alpha linux platform. Documented MIME type
settings for Win2K.
Version 0.9.2: No LEdit emulation mode changes this time. Instead
I added camera, lighting, and zbuffer clip control to the commandline.
I also added commandline options to turn off edge lines and enable the
eps output (for testing only). I also changed the default zbuffer values to
fix the zfighting bug seen with skimpy depth buffers like the Mesa default.
This version also adds an icon for Windows and more source code compatibility
with ldlite 2.0.
Version 0.9.1d: More LEdit emulation mode fixes and
enhancements (mostly in an attempt to do some part authoring). Allow
polling in LEdit mode. Render solid primitives visibly when in XOR
mode. Extended the LEdit Piece menu with options for (x,y,z)
location, (x,y,z) scale, matrix replacement, and a part inliner.
Fixed file save for new files.
Version 0.9.1c: Added support for primitives in LEdit mode.
Added LEdit mode extension to allow adding type 2-5 primitives in the
Version 0.9.1b: Fixed stud-as-line toggle. Fixed jumpy
spin in LEdit mode. Added part color lookup hint in LEdit mode.
Version 0.9.1a: Fixed the crash when the arrow keys were
used on a comment or a primitve line in LEdit mode.
Version 0.9.1: Made arrow keys more compatible with LEdit in
alternate views. Made the Turn menu more compatible with LEdit.
Added stop-at-current and draw-to-current in LEdit options menu.
Fixed swap current and next piece. Made XOR hilighted parts much more
visible by using the stencil buffer. This is especially true for head
on views where the XORed lines tended to cancel each other out. Added
-le and -LE command line options to start up in LEdit emulation mode.
This also works if the program name has "ledit" in it. Fixed the
documentation to say CTRL-Insert (not ALT-Insert) enters the LEdit
emulation mode with solid moving pieces. Pressing the ALT key in
combination with Insert or CTRL-Insert will turn on some more LEdit
defaults such as lines for studs and drawing only up to the current
piece. This can be done on the command line with -ledit or -LEDIT
instead of -le or -LE.
Version 0.9.0: Added LEdit emulation mode. The Insert key
toggles LEdit emulation mode. CTRL-Insert keeps the moving piece
solid. Some key bindings were changed for compatibility with LEdit.
See readme.txt for details. Parts.lst
searching is not yet implemented. You can use the printable parts
catalog to lookup part numbers, or (on Windows) you can use the
Visual Element Catalog from LDAO.
Version 0.8.0: Made gold and chrome shinier. Fixed some bugs
in twirl mode. Got rid of the complete redisplay for every step when
in step mode. (big speed boost there). Added a tiled rendering option
for output images larger than the screen. Use -Ux,y on the command
line to build and save an image larger than the screen made out of
several tiles, each the size of the ldglite window. This can be used
in combination with the -W option for wide lines and/or the -Q switch
for antialiased lines to generate high quality instructions. Currently
this dumps PPM files instead of BMP files. PNG works, but transparent
backgrounds and cropping are not supported in tiled mode. Ldglite
automatically exits after saving the images (much like the -MS mode).
Version 0.7.3: Fixed version 0.7.2 segfault with Mesa.
Apparently Mesa likes a CreateWindow() before glDrawBuffer(). Fixed
some nagging problems with case sensitive filenames in the L3 parser.
Added line width and antialiasing to the command line options. See
readme.txt for details. Antialiasing
can also be toggled on the fly with the line quality menu option and
the Q key. The following picture was created with antialiasing and
linewidth set to 2.5.
Version 0.7.2: Switched to double buffered mode during spinning. Added
shift and ctrl (solid box and solid studless) spin modifiers for L3
compatibility. Added a moving viewpoint "camera" with arrow keys.
Fixed up makefiles to make just one executable with both the ldlite and L3
parsers. See readme.txt for details.
The ldraw parts path is now read from ldraw.ini (windows only) if the
LDRAWDIR environment variable is not set. Spinning no longer increments
the current step in step mode. Added poll mode toggle and version info
to the menu.
Version 0.7.1: Made shading the default mode. Added stud toggle
option (l3glite only). Added many spin modes from rubberband line to
wireframe to solid. Toggle with the v key. Pick the mode that works
best for you.
Version 0.7: Fixed spin mode. Added output image cropping.
Added fullscreen gamemode (requires glut 3.7). Added file open menu.
Many small bug fixes.
Version 0.6: Added BMP and PNG output. See makefile for
details. Added L3 parser compile time option. (Added l3glite project
files for VC++) Fixed MPD file support. Added STEP command support.
Added polling mode for external control. Added spin mode via command
line and with the mouse. Mouse spinning needs work. The rotation
matrix quickly becomes non-orthogonal. Yuck! Fiddling with GLUI
menus for more advanced (but still portable) menus than GLUT can do.
(File Open, Save As, etc.)
Version 0.5: Added GLUT menus for different viewpoints and stuff.
Fixed bug with files in subdirs off of PARTS and P directories.
Fixed bowties by using 3 triangles instead of 1 possibly bad quad.
Version 0.4: Lots of stuff. Fixed problems with paths with space chars.
Added shading via the -FH switch. Alternate views via the -A switch work.
Fixed crash after 2nd render. Faster rendering (especially X-windows).
Mac version. Switched to orthographic view like LdLite (projection is still
available via -J command line switch).
Version 0.3: Chdir to the directory of the ldraw file so it can find included
files in the same directory. Reexamined glPolygonOffset code to fix type 2
lines. I think I understand the arguments to that function now. Made the far
clipping plane a positive distance from the viewpoint to eliminate the empty
window bug where everything is clipped.
Version 0.2: Added translucent pieces. Added command line parsing. Merged
linux and windows sources. Added LDRAWDIR and LDRAWDIRCASE environment
Version 0.1: Initial version. A real mess.
Don Heyse <email@example.com>
Last modified: Thu Jul 03 16:49:32 Eastern Daylight Time 2003