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LDView is a real-time 3D viewer for displaying LDraw models using hardware-accellerated 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. For information on LDraw, please visit www.ldraw.org, the centralized LDraw information site.

The program can read LDraw DAT files as well as MPD files. It then allows you to rotate the model around to any angle with the mouse. A fast computer or a video card with T&L support (Transform & Lighting) is strongly recommended for displaying complex models.


Some things to note:

  1. Large models can take relatively long to load, and use a fair amount of memory. (However, the 10300 Imperial Star Destroyer set, one of the largest sets ever produced by LEGO, can be loaded in under 70MB.)
  2. While you can sort transparent pieces, this doesn't work correctly 100% of the time. This can cause pieces a long ways away to appear "on top" of closer pieces in some instances.
  3. Colors which are not recognized are drawn in orange. It should however recognize all of the standard colors, as well as those used by LDLite and MLCad.
  4. Read the Help.html file for more information, and instructions on how to use the program.


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If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please e-mail me at ldview@gmail.com.

LDView and this web page are both Copyright © 2009 Travis Cobbs.

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