Unofficial File parts/6639.dat
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File Header:
0 Electric Technic Fiber Optics Element - Axis
0 Name: 6639.dat
0 Author: Remco Braak [remco1974]
0 !LDRAW_ORG Unofficial_Part
0 !LICENSE Redistributable under CCAL version 2.0 : see CAreadme.txt

0 BFC CERTIFY CCW

0 !HISTORY 1997-09-29 [PTadmin] Official Update 1997-15
0 !HISTORY 1999-02-01 [PTadmin] Official Update 1999-01
0 !HISTORY 2007-07-18 [PTadmin] Header formatted for Contributor Agreement
0 !HISTORY 2008-07-01 [PTadmin] Official Update 2008-01
0 !HISTORY 2017-09-17 [MagFors] bfc'd
0 !HISTORY 2018-12-08 [PTadmin] Official Update 2018-02
0 !HISTORY 2019-05-04 [MagFors] Added a light

Status:
Needs admin review. (CCF)
Size: 1430 bytes
Reviewers' certifications:
GeraldLasser=certify
Steffen=certify
Required (unofficial) subfiles:
(none)
Related (unofficial) subfiles:
Electric Technic Fiber Optics Element
Status: 2 subfiles aren't certified. (SSX)
Download: parts/75815.dat
File reviews and updates:
At Fri May 17 20:01:06 2019, the file was initially submitted.
Submitted by: MagFors
At Sun Jun 30 15:40:02 2019, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
why is the light source scaled by .1 ?
it should be referenced by the standard matrix 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 in my opinion.

I think the light source should not be put into this part itself, but to 6639c01
which should be titled
0 Electric Technic Fiber Optics Element Axis with Light Source

At Sun Jun 30 15:50:01 2019, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
in a central cleanup action some years ago we removed all light.dat references from official files.
we wanted that users should place light.dat on their own, and not deliver that hardcodedly in our official parts.
at that time, 577c01 and 577c02 were obsoletized for that purpose.

now after coming back to this topic after some years I have changed my mind:
I think having light.dat references inside official parts is no harm,
since users anyway need to setup lighting in a scene and can turn on and off the light.dat lights individually
or all of them.

I think that we should add light.dat to such parts as this one.
Either directly in the part as done here, or, as suggested in my previous comment,
as a separate ...c01.
Maybe a better name would be 6639_light.dat instead of 6639c01.dat.

We could add light.dat references to for example
- the 2x2 electric light bricks
- this one
- the lightsabers

At Sun Jun 30 17:20:01 2019, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
(as the light.dat reference in this file is commented-out currently,
I will vote CERT when its scaling of 0.1 is removed.
we do not need to re-start a lengthy discussion.)

At Sun Jun 30 19:15:01 2019, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: MagFors
Comments:
I didn't know of the removal of all of the light.dat.
All I wanted was to indicate that the transparent blob is some sort of light source.

Why do you say that it should be in the assembly? IMO it has to be placed here, since it will probably rotate with the axle.

Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Sun Jun 30 19:25:01 2019, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: certify
No comments were posted with this review.

At Sun Jun 30 19:35:01 2019, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: certify
Comments:
I double-checked now.
We have currently no official non-obsolete files out and none on the PT which use light.dat.
That's good and consistent.
It however does not mean that light.dat is obsolete. It is still very useful.
We just don't put it into official parts. Users need to place it similar to a part into their scene if desired.

At Thu Jul 18 20:40:02 2019, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: GeraldLasser
Certification: certify
No comments were posted with this review.