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Giving the plywood the right texture

Postby brandy20 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:04 pm

I have to sketch some plywood sheets and I wonder which would be the best solution to texture plywood edges. I'm sure Dave talked about this in a previous post but I can't find it anymore.

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Re: Giving the plywood the right texture

Postby Jim » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:59 pm

Hi Luca,


Dave's Fine Woodworking article where he creates a new plywood edge material is here: Plywood Edge - Creating a New Material in SketchUp
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Re: Giving the plywood the right texture

Postby rfritz » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:08 pm

Brandy, I don't know if this is the best solution to your question but here's a simple one what I came up with. Draw your sheet of plywood, use lines (1/8") along the edges to simulate the plywood layers then use alternating color to highlight the alternating layers.
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Re: Giving the plywood the right texture

Postby Dave R » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:32 pm

Jim pointed to my blog post about making a plywood edge material. Thank you Jim.

Luca, check your e-mail. I sent you my plywood edge material.
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Re: Giving the plywood the right texture

Postby brandy20 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:40 pm

Thank you everybody! I found the solution in reading Dave's post.
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Re: Giving the plywood the right texture

Postby Dave R » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:37 pm

Glad that worked for you, Luca.

FWIW, if you are making a material as I outlined, only one of the materials needs to be a texture. The other can be a simple color. Since the texture won't really show anyway, you can use a very low res image and keep the file size down.
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Re: Giving the plywood the right texture

Postby janpiotrowski86 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:09 pm

Hi,

I'm new here but wondering if anyone could help. I tried following the tutorial posted earlier in this thread. However whenever I try to combine textures I just get a blurred gradient, completely independent of the divisions I drew.

The two images are before and after of using the Combine Textures command.



I followed instructions fully and cannot understand why this is happening.

An ideas?

Thanks

Jan
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Re: Giving the plywood the right texture

Postby davidheim1 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:43 am

Is Combine Textures available on SU for the Mac? I can't seem to access it.
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Re: Giving the plywood the right texture

Postby Dave R » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:36 am

janpiotrowski86 wrote:Hi,

I'm new here but wondering if anyone could help. I tried following the tutorial posted earlier in this thread. However whenever I try to combine textures I just get a blurred gradient, completely independent of the divisions I drew.

The two images are before and after of using the Combine Textures command.



I followed instructions fully and cannot understand why this is happening.

An ideas?

Thanks

Jan


Hi Jan,

There's a bug in the Combine Textures operation in SketchUp 2017. Try it with the face laying down on the ground plane and see if you get better results. Some users have reported it does work better that way.

David, do you not see Combine Textures when you select two faces, one with a texture and the other with a color applied? I think it should be there on Mac but don't have access to my Mac at the moment to check it.
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Re: Giving the plywood the right texture

Postby davidheim1 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:16 am

Yep. One texture and one color. Got it. Thanks, Dave.
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