Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of BasicTutorial


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Timestamp:
Feb 15, 2006 10:09:00 AM (11 years ago)
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Philo
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    3535We want to make instructions in a way that people can see the order that we added pieces to the model so we need to split the building instructions in "steps".
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    37 Since now we'll be adding pieces on top of the existing pieces it's a good time to do so in another step, so click on the the right arrow icon on the top right toolbar. If you look at the status bar at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see that it now says "Step 2" on the right side.
     37Since now we'll be adding pieces on top of the existing pieces it's a good time to do so in another step, so click on the the right arrow icon [[Image(next_step.png, nolink)]] on the top right toolbar. If you look at the status bar at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see that it now says "Step 2" on the right side.
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    39 Add a "Plate 2 x 8" just above the first pieces, we are going to use it to hold the first two bricks together so we will have to rotate it until it's in the correct position. Select the "Rotate" icon from the toolbar, the cursor will change and then drag the mouse until the brick is rotated 90 degrees.
     39Add a "Plate 2 x 8" just above the first pieces, we are going to use it to hold the first two bricks together so we will have to rotate it until it's in the correct position. Select the "Rotate" icon from the toolbar [[Image(rotate_piece.png, nolink)]], the cursor will change and then drag the mouse until the brick is rotated 90 degrees.
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    4141[[Image(Basic04.png, nolink)]]
     
    5959Let’s also add another "Plate 1 x 4" to the car, LeoCAD remembers that you recently added one so you can quickly go back to it by clicking on the arrow to the right of the search box and selecting it from the list of recently added pieces.
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     61[[Image(recent_pieces.png, nolink)]]
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    6163Here’s the picture of the almost complete car:
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    6971To make changes not apply to previous steps LeoCAD uses a concept called keyframing, that means that any changes made to a key frame won't affect previous steps, and changes done to steps before the key frame won't affect steps after it.
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    71 Turn keyframing mode on by clicking on the "Key" icon on the toolbar, then select the "Rotate Camera" icon. Now drag the mouse until you can see the bottom of the car from a good angle. If the car is not centered on the screen, you can also use the "Pan" and "Zoom" tools to adjust the camera.
     73Turn keyframing mode on by clicking on the "Key" icon on the toolbar [[Image(key.png, nolink)]], then select the "Rotate Camera" icon [[Image(rotate_camera.png, nolink)]]. Now drag the mouse until you can see the bottom of the car from a good angle. If the car is not centered on the screen, you can also use the "Pan" [[Image(pan.png, nolink)]] and "Zoom" [[Image(zoom.png, nolink)]] tools to adjust the camera.
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    7375Once you get a good camera position turn keyframing mode off by clicking on the "Key" icon again and then add two black "Plate 2 x 2 with Wheels Holder" to the car:
     
    8587Change to the "Front" camera by going to the "View" menu then selecting it from the "Cameras" sub menu (the default keyboard shortcut is "F") and zoom in. If you take a closer look you'll notice that the wheel isn't correctly aligned to the car.
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    87 You can try moving the wheel but it's not going to work because it's snapping the movement to a distance that is too big for what you need. Movement snap is a good way to keep standard bricks aligned but it doesn't help when you're trying to align smaller pieces, so now you should either turn it off by clicking on the "Grid Magnet" icon on the toolbar or select a smaller snap value by using the keyboard (default keys are 1, 2, ..., 9, 0). When you select a different snap value the status bar changes and displays the new value.
     89You can try moving the wheel but it's not going to work because it's snapping the movement to a distance that is too big for what you need. Movement snap is a good way to keep standard bricks aligned but it doesn't help when you're trying to align smaller pieces, so now you should either turn it off by clicking on the "Grid Magnet" icon [[Image(snap_grid.png, nolink)]] on the toolbar or select a smaller snap value by using the keyboard (default keys are 1, 2, ..., 9, 0). When you select a different snap value the status bar changes and displays the new value.
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    8991Now switch to selection mode and click on both the wheel and tyre while holding the control key down to select them and move the pieces so they align correctly with the car.