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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?
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.
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?
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.
I think these come with the materials bonus pack:
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.
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
thanks, sketchy. it is very kind of you.
the attached image shows what is included in one of those folders.
should i change any of them to .skm or the actual zipped file?
thanks, ron, still on time, yeah. i am working on a competition and intend to use these sheets for sun shading.
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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