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News: at BricksWest 2002 Update at BricksWest 2002 Update
By: Tim Courtney
February 6, 2002

BricksWest is coming up fast, and will be there in full force! Confirmed in attendance will be Tim Courtney, Bram Lambrecht (author of the original LDraw and LEdit Tutorial), and Ahui Herrera (LDraw/POV-Ray animation pioneer). We're still waiting on a confirmation from Leonardo Zide, local to the southern California area where the event is to be held and author of the LDraw editor LeoCAD.

BricksWest is a LEGO event designed for Adult Fans of LEGO, their families, and children of all ages. The event will be held in Carlsbad, CA, the home of LEGOLAND California. (See the BricksWest site for details).

LEGO Animation Using LDraw Tools
Presented by Ahui Herrera, this is a lecture based on his Animation 101 tutorial.

The previously announced LDraw sessions are:

Introduction to 3D LEGO-style Modeling with LDraw Tools
Session for new users and people unfamiliar with the LDraw system. This will include an introduciton to the parts library, file format, second generation editors such as MLCad and LeoCAD, and Mac and Linux support.

Advanced LDraw Tools: Renderers and Advanced Modeling Tools
Discussion of rendering tools such as POV-Ray, L3P and L2P converters, and advanced modeling tools such as Hose Generator and Bezier Curve Generator.

LDraw Community Roundtable Discussion
Sit and chat with some of the LDraw organizers about the community and brainstorm ideas for the future of the LDraw system.

Read the original BricksWest announcement here.


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