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Building With Virtual Lego Unofficial Guide : Using Lego Digital Designer, Ldraw and Mecabricks
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LEGO Digital Designer is amazing freeware that anyone can use to design practically anything, using practically any LEGO block ever created.Mastering LEGO Digital Designer (Unofficial Guide) is the complete, easy guide to using the newest versions of LEGO Digital Designer: perfect for everyone, of all ages, novices to experienced users alike.
Best-selling author and leading LEGO/DIY expert John Baichtal reveals just how much LEGO Digital Designer can do, and teaches you how to make the most of it through a complete robot-building project that illustrate many of its most powerful tools and techniques.
You'll get comfortable with LEGO Digital Designer's interface, and master its "Brick Palettes," the interface elements that store all brick shapes. Step by step, you'll move from basic techniques like inserting pegs to advanced topics like flexing elements and coloring parts. Baichtal shows how to build increasingly complex projects, publish and share them with others, and explore some of the best projects others have already created. Along the way, he helps you work around some of the software's limitations, and teaches you simple CAD concepts you can use with any design program -- even professional software like AutoCAD.