Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Building GBC Instructions in the Stud.io 2 Beta

Hey everyone,

I've recently built a fun little module which I'm calling Whirligig, and created instructions for it using the new Stud.io 2 beta from Bricklink.  You can get it HERE.

If you don't know, Bricklink has been developing it's own 3D Lego building software for a while and I've been using it for all of my previous instructions.  The big change in V2 is the inclusion of an instruction maker, and a photo realistic model renderer.  Previously I would have to use an additional application called LPub3D to make the instructions after building the module in Stud.io.

High Quality Render from Stud.io 2 Beta

The new instruction maker has a really great page editor that makes it easy to move things around, and insert images and text.

The biggest issues I have with the current Beta is that the Bill of Materials creator (The Parts List) is not as "Lego" looking as the one in LPub3D, as well it isn't that optimized yet to fit as many pieces as possible onto a single page.

Overall I think the software is well on its way to becoming the premiere Lego Digital Design tool, especially with the ability to connect directly to Bricklink and set up a shopping list to order all the parts.

If you would like the instructions for Whirligig, they are available on the Lego GBC Instructions Page

No comments:

Post a Comment