Flexible Hose Synthesizer
LSynth is not my software. Its official site is here
LSynth is a tool which allows you to add complicated flexible
hoses, bands, chains, and treads to the LDraw files you make with
- Download LSynth for Mac OS X
- Copy all the files in LSynth/PARTS to LDraw/PARTS
- In the Bricksmith preferences, go to the Parts pane, then click
Add flexible hose instructions to your LDraw file. You can
find instructions in the download, as well as a helpful example file.
To add LSynth commands
in Bricksmith, open the Model menu and hold down the option key. The
"Insert Comment" item will change to "Insert Raw Command" and you can
enter the LSynth commands in the inspector for the Raw Command. Or you
can just copy and paste the relevant samples from the LSynth example
Once you have the commands in your file, save it, then run the LSynth
program and follow the instructions.
LSynth will capitalize everything in your file (like all the model
names). To avoid this, I recommend creating your flexible items in a
separate file, LSynthing that, then dragging the resulting model back
into your original file.