LDView 4.0.1

A real-time 3D viewer for displaying LDraw models using hardware-accelerated 3D graphics.
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LDView project is a real-time 3D viewer that can display LDraw models using hardware-accelerated 3D graphics. It was written using OpenGL, so should be accellerated on any video card which provides full OpenGL 3D accelleration (so-called mini-drivers are not likely to work).

It should also work on other video cards using OpenGL software rendering, albeit at a much slower speed.

Main features:

  • Ability to examine LDraw models from any angle in real time.
  • ยท Primitive substitution option which produces higher-quality results while simultaneously improving performance.
  • Supports fullscreen rendering at any resolution supported by your monitor and video card. Note that this has been reported to not work on Voodoo1/Voodoo2 video cards (which unfortunately are the most in need). It has been reported to work on Voodoo3 cards, though.
  • Cut-away feature which allows you to look inside models.
  • Transparent pieces can be displayed using alpha blending.
  • Specular highlight option to draw models with a shiny look, so they look more like real LEGO.
  • Ability to use Type 5 line information in LDraw files to smooth shade curved surfaces.
  • Printing support, to print the model using the current viewing angle.
  • Ability to take a PNG or BMP snapshot of the model using the current viewing angle.
  • "Cross-eyed" and "Wall-eyed" stereoscopic support, for those people who can focus on their monitor while crossing their eyes or staring off into the distance.
  • Native support for Full-Scene Antialiasing on video cards that support this via an OpenGL extension.
  • Lots of other options, to give you control over how the rendering looks.

last updated on:
February 12th, 2009, 19:12 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Travis Cobbs
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Graphics
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What's New in This Release:
  • This release fixed official part detection for parts in the 2008-1 LDraw library update.
  • Generation of conditional lines on full tori was fixed to not produce invalid lines.
  • A problem that caused invalid lighting with certain rare sub-model matrices was fixed.
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