Every once in a while I get a request to share building instructions for my models. I am willing to do so, but haven’t quite figured out the best way. I was wondering if people might want to comment and make some suggestions?
Some possibilities for formats are are:
- LDraw files
- PDF of instructions generated using LDraw and LDpub
- Printed instructions in black & white or color
The ugly side of the equation comes when I contemplate compensation. Do I sell them or just give them away? I think it depends on how much work I have to put into them. I won’t go through the trouble of creating printed instructions for free, but I might be willing to share the LDraw files for free (Creative Commons licensed). The question is, how much would people be willing to pay, and is that enough to justify the work it would take me to prepare nice looking instructions?