I'm a jewellery designer and I just started to work CAD programs. I would very much like to learn how to create a hammered finish like the one on the picture I have attached.
Under appearances/Advanced/Surface Finish, you can select "From File". But you will need to find an image that looks like a hammered finish.
Thank you so much for the quick answer. Ok I will try that out.
try this sample-
find an image, trim to surface you want to map and save out
I've included -
first image- RING_8040.JPG
trimmed image- Finish_8040.bmp
and saved to Finish_8040.p2m
(you can put the *.p2m files to your location)
you will need to play with images and mapping
to get exactly what you are looking
for from your images
I usually set> options>
store appearance- toggled on
hope this helps- have a good'n kelef
Are you asking how to actually create that geometry in the 3D model, or just how to make it look like that on the computer screen?
yes as I will print the ring for a wax mould.
Take a look at the attached part, not exactly what you need, but that would be the approach I would use. The different circular patterns need to be a different pattern amount to get it more random. I would suggest using more pattern features with less instances and keep the pattern instances an odd number, that way you could make the patterns over lap. If done right you wouldn't see any pattern at all, every little indentation and notch would be different.
Hi John Stoltzfus,
Thank you so much for your reply, however im not able to open the attached file. Can I maybe use the pattern from the ring uploaded?
Sorry im still very new to the program.
Here's a quick example of how I'd do it. You have to edit the Hole Wizard profile to get the rounded bottom. Place a one location at first, edit the profile, and then when it looks like you want it, edit the location sketch to add more points. In the 3D hole location sketch make sure the points have an "On Surface" relation as you place them. Place a few holes at random and pattern them a time or 2. In "real life" you seldom have a truly random pattern to your planishing, you get a rhythm going and the pattern emerges on its own. This is a rare case where I would just fix the points rather than bother with dimensions.
That is a way better way - thanks for sharing
Edited- Added Erik's ring rendered
Thanks for posting the render. I cooked it up last night, couldn't open the file and take a screen shot (SW busy) when I posted this morning.
wow that looks exactly like the pattern that I am after! Still not really sure how to do it.
Nicely done, sir.
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