Could somebody explain what I may have done wrong here?
Same appearance on the same extrusion feature throughout.
Its hard to know without seeing how the appearance was applied but my first guess would be, try a different mapping type. Wood appearances are "directional" so some times you have to apply them to individual faces to have them look "correct" everywhere.
I get similar appearance issues some times, usually a rebuild will sort it out.
Generally happens when appearances are linked to patterned bodies though.
I work with wood grains a lot -
How did you apply them?
What level did you apply them Part or Assembly?
Wow ... Looks real like a furniture picture !
That's where it's at - Yesterday I did (5) five New Product renderings with SW Visualize and they were shown on the big screen this morn at our annual company breakfast, you couldn't tell that they were renderings, came up real good on the screen.
Your image looks really real - How you like the new product Visualize, John?
I haven't tried it yet but heard good feedback about it !
Looks to me like you have the pattern width way too small so that it is repeating across to small an area (shown below between red lines) should be wider so the single pattern width of the grain it across the entire board (or at least the flat surface portion (shown below between the blue lines).
I have not done much with patterned appearances so I am not the one to best tell you how to expand the pattern width.
The appearances need to be applied at the part level and you need to adjust the mapping and adjust to suit and there are just a few simple settings that need to be applied, see attached video - first time recording with cam studio and apparently the graphic card can't handle it, will need to check things out here, so the video is somewhat choppy, but the color just went bunkers....
Video is a little choppy as you said but definitely shows whats needed and how to do it.
Great work. I don't use it much since we usually just work with solid colors but have tried a couple times.
The Mapping is the part I had not figured out yet - but your video shows it well.
For doing screen videos (or captures of videos, webinars ...) I use BB Flashback https://www.flashbackrecorder.com/express/
The free version is more than enough and I can capture my full screen or part of it as I want.
Recorded many webinars with it. (it records the audio also).
The Pay for version adds voice over dubbing and other features that I was going to use for customer training videos (so I don't need to go to their factory to train them) but that never got done. Have become a world traveler instead
Rick McDonald Thanks for the heads up using FlashBack - I did another video - now it looks 10 times better....
Hi guys, thanks for all your replies.
sorry my original post was so brief, i just put something up quickly before i had to lock up and go home.
To answer some of the questions,
It is a part not an assembly.
All the vertical panels are made from a single sketch then Boss-Extruded.
i just single click that Boss-Extrude in the tree and click the appearances button that popped up. Then just apply the polished rosewood appearance that way.
Only mapping I did was surface mapping to rotate the grain if needed.
Basically one half of the feature looks ok, the other half not so much.
John, sorry but I can't get your video to play. what file type is it meant to be?
i have attached the part.
See Rick McDonald reply - download FlashBack - You mentioned that you selected advance mapping, after I change the view to ISO, I just use the basic tab/mapping/planar mapping and set the axis direction on current view and then adjust the direction and the size by manipulating the box
I just opened your file and part of your issues will be the fact that it's a part file and you need to apply and manipulate the appearances at every feature, which is ok but if the parts are going right angles to each other it won't look right, then you need to manipulate every face that's different.
Your assembly would look best if those pcs were all different components and each component would have their own grain pattern etc....
I just had another play, Under advanced mapping i selected "projected" and it seems to have the result I was after.
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