Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

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Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby Edson » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:17 pm

i am testing a solution for a sun screen using perforated steel sheets but do not have any images that i could use as texture in my design.

would any of you out there be kind enough to provided me with some images?

thanks.
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby sketchy » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:08 pm

What shape perforation are you looking for? Have you tried scaling some of the fencing materials since they have a mixture of translucent and opaque?

I'm not sure if you are trying this but it doesn't look like a texture can cast a broken shadow.
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby Edson » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:18 pm

sketchy wrote:What shape perforation are you looking for? Have you tried scaling some of the fencing materials since they have a mixture of translucent and opaque?

I'm not sure if you are trying this but it doesn't look like a texture can cast a broken shadow.

sketchy,

the shape doesn't really matter as this is going to be seen from afar. what i need is something that would look metal-ish and would allow some light to filter through.

no, i have not tried to scale fencing materials. where could i find them?
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby alpro » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:28 pm

Edson, sepo posted a perforated steel texture on the Podium forum that might be helpful. http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post ... id=2093378
Scroll to the bottom of the page.

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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby CHARLIE__V » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:38 pm

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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby Edson » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:53 pm

thanks, charlie and alpro. your tips will surely help.
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby sketchy » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:06 pm

I think these come with the materials bonus pack:

http://sketchup.google.com/bonuspacks.html

I tried to upload but for some reason the forum doesn't allow .skm file extension. Seems odd since this is a sketchup forum. Could any moderators explain why this is?

I think you will need to create actual geometry with holes in it to cast a broken shadow. The translucent materials cast no shadow. And a mixture of translucent and opaque casts full shadow.

Perhaps try a regular metal texture on a surface with many holes. I think this may be the only way to get the effect you want. But I could be wrong.
screen.jpg
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby juju » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:17 pm

Sketchy, you could always include the SKM file in a ZIP archive - the forum supports that file extension at this time.
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby Gaieus » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:51 am

SKM is in fact a zipped format sou you can even rename it zip and post it like that.

But I'll take care of this and add the extension. Thanks for reporting the issue.
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby sketchy » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:55 pm

Well looks like that worked Gai. I suppose you need to put these in your materials folder (I also have a subfolder named fencing) and changed the .zip to .skm

thanks for working on the file extension change Gai
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby Edson » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:58 pm

thanks, sketchy. it is very kind of you.

the attached image shows what is included in one of those folders.
Picture 6.png

should i change any of them to .skm or the actual zipped file?
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby bellwells » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:38 pm

Edson, I may be too late but this might work. It's a metal perf. material I have that is a little transparent. It gives the illusion of being able to see through it. This is a SU5 file.

sas/ProUser/Perf%20Metal.skp
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby Edson » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:59 pm

thanks, ron, still on time, yeah. i am working on a competition and intend to use these sheets for sun shading.
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby jwbrockman » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:13 pm

Here are a couple I have. The round punched texture was found on the old sketchup forums, but I can't remember who posted it. The wire mesh is one that I made for a project last year. Both of these have transparency in the surface but will cast a solid shadow. The only way around that as far as I can tell is to actually model all of the perforations in your surface. Hope this helps anyhow.
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Re: Needed badly: perforated steel sheet images

Postby sketchy » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:17 pm

I think you just want to change .zip to .skm

But I have never done this before so give that a try. Or just download the entire material bonus pack. There are some goodies in there.
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