What type of material gives this appearance?
Do you have Real View Graphics on?.. On this part I selected bodies when I applied the appearance. If you want more pronounced texture you can grab the rectangle and adjust that.
Edit:.. I had cast titanium selected but it works just as well with tungsten.
Make sure your Real View Graphics is turned on. I'm sure you are aware of that..
I am pretty sure that the answer is: Potentially all of them.
This is because appearance for each material can be customized into anything you want. Even the default materials from Solidworks. Edit: Scratch that....It looks like the Default materials can't be modified....can only be copied, then modified.
However, you can still, after applying the material, change the appearance of the part to anything you want, regardless of the material applied.
You are probably asking, which material gives this material appearance by default.
Again, I don't think that anyone can determine this because it could be any number of things.
If I were to guess, I would say some sort of stainless steel.
Maybe something cast??
Edit:.. here is a cast iron finish that has been brightened a bit.
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I agree with Dan, it looks like a cast material.
It is going to be fixed at here.
Well, it looks cast to me, and if that is the case it wouldn't be suited well for that application.
I agree Dustin. Seems like that would be stamped sheet metal (smooth surface). Can't imagine a cast part there.
What about a galvanized part? galvanization leaves a wrinkled surface and that could be a useful salt and moisture protection for that location.
Maha,, Do you think this part has some kind of coating on it? Perhaps powder coat?
Here is a similar (looking) assembly (based on a Google Image search of your image), this one is made from Aluminum and it is for a bike :
Hmm,,, Maybe black anodized cast alum.
I have no idea.
It looks like "Orange Peel" essentially just a bad paint job.
Dennis could be on to something too, I know powdercoated parts can look similar.
What is the original source of your information (image)?
What makes you think it is correct information (image texture)?
Material and texture (appearance) are two entirely different properties.
Just replicating what was in the video. I have no idea about other things.
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It is cast tungsten. Here is a screenshot of the video.
EDIT: Now I REALLY don't think it is a suitable material for the application.
The browser in that video shows that Material has not been specified.
But in any case, that is a SolidWorks image, not a photograph of an actual part?
In SolidWorks I can make a part Gold material, but I doubt you would pay me for the reported weight in gold.
The part should be some grade of steel given the function of the part.
Curious: Have you modeled anything without following someone else's instructions on a Youtube video?
I recommend that you look around you for a Stapler or some other common office item and attempt to model it and determine the various materials (without using the internet, (other than asking questions here) and without using a book (but I know how you feel about books)).
You can follow tutorials all day, but until you have put into practice what you have learned...
Oops, I didn't follow the video long enough to see where they added Appearance (material?).
Before I used cast tungsten but I didn't get the video image. I do not know whether it is linked with video card.
Go to Tools>Addins>Photoview 360 and Render it and you can more clearly see what it looks like.
Looks like powdercoat to me....
Just my 2c worth here.............
I also doubt very much that the part would be anything cast. It is more likely pressed.
I also doubt very much that the part would be anything other than almost smooth (flat) given where this part is to be used.
I'm thinking that what you have shown (first image) is just what the creator wanted rather than what it should (or could) be.
I have no formal qualifications to make these statements other than spending a lifetime stripping down and rebuilding cars and motorbikes as a hobby............
Do you have any idea why I am unable to get this appearance?
I can't get this appearance because my one is not a professional graphic card.
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