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Creating a custom texture

Question asked by Andrew Chase on Feb 11, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 12, 2010 by Andrew Chase

This is really a follow up thread from a previously answered issue here in which i had problems creating a punched sheet. Due to the fact that it seems to take massive computing power using Solidworks to produce a punched sheet to the spec i require and this would in turn make my main assemblies unusable i have opted to have a representation of the punching in the form of a texture.


My question is whats the easiest way to produce a texture that works much like the chain link fence, once applied you can see through the represented holes?

I don't really want to have to create a jpeg for every punch size and pitching, then have to photoshop it in some way to make the holes transparent and save it as a gif if thats the way to do it.

Is there a quick and easy way to produce the textures using the actual punched sheet by making a snapshot of it? Or maybe another way that someone has come up with.

As usual i look forward to your answers.