After developing a few versions from its famous gear calculator , Paul (Sariel) published today another tool for all the LEGO model builders, no less useful!
It is an handy Model Scaler and it uses an image of the original object you want to build, to calculate the dimensions of its model. The measurements can be simply drawn on the image and then printed together with it.
The Model Scaler is meant to work basically like that:
- You load an image into it, preferably a blueprint.
- You enter certain target dimension (in LEGO studs) and then draw this dimension on the blueprint (it can be for instance a wheel diameter, since you probably know which LEGO wheels you’re going to use in your model).
- A pixels-to-studs ratio is calculated and from now on all dimensions you draw on the image are shown in studs.
- Once finished, you can easily print the image with measurements on it or save it using the Print Screen.
You may find a lot more information and utilization instructions from the author, at Sariel.pl as you might expect.
For the tool itself, you may access it here: scaler.sariel.pl
Thanks Paul for another great tool, and happy moddeling for all the rest.