Can anyone explain why the control over brushed metal and sheet metal parts doesnt work? please see attached images. I have tried every type of mapping and rotating, but nothing works. thoughts? Gonna pull whats left of my hair out...
Try unchecking 'simplify bends' in Options: Document Properties: Sheet Metal and see if that helps.
No luck there... thanks for the suggestion. its weird that when flat its great, folded the grain direction changes....
I think you may just need to add the appearance to each surface seperatley.
well i made a new part just to test, cause i know this has worked fine in the past, and voila! it applies properly.....any idea why this would happen??
Did you apply the appearance to the part folded or flat?
If you applied while it was folded then you'll have to apply it to same direction faces in order to control the mapping like you want.
If you applied it while was flat it should work like your picture shows but I'm guessing when you bend it the mapping will look like your other picture. If the mapping is still correct after bending then I'd be very surprised. If that works though then it's a great tip for appearances on sheetmetal parts.
Rob i have tried to apply folded and flat with the same results, the direction of grain goes in the wrong way. Perhaps it has something to do with the direction of the flange when created? could you create a test piece and post a couple screen shots?
I Have/had the same problem,
If you edit the appearance of the brushed steel, and go to advanced, mapping, towards the center
change the mapping from automatic to surface.
it fixed it on my PC,
thanks frank, i have tried that with no luck.....
Here is an update. i made a new piece and instaead of using the front plane as the starting point i used the top plane. Now mapping works as it should. i changed back to front plane as starting point and its messed up....strange.
I just tried what you did the only one that works is the top plane?
As long as I have my mapping set to surface it works on top,right, front planes, if it is set to automatic,
then the grain direction is only right when using the top plane,
r u saying u tried changing from the front to top plane and u get the same results. or does the mapping behave properly?
Images of 2 tests. the first is a base flange created on front plane, and the edge flanges added. the second is the same box with the base flanges changed to the top plane. notice the grain direction difference....
Here are the results. On my original piece no matter what i change the mapping does not display correctly. as soon as i change the base flange to TOP plane, the mapping direction is good.....i wonder what would cause this?? I cant change the plane since all my holes and assembly will go to hell....argh.
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