I have had the benefit of your help before although I can't find my user name so have reregistered. I would be really grateul for some advice on the above.
I am using v15 pro but cannot seem to get my wood images to appear properly on components. I can find the images I want to use but am struggling with settings. My approach is to make .1mm veneers to apply to the faces of components so wrapping is not really necessary, but perhaps a different approach would be better. My thinking in taking this approach is that I can orient the veneers to get the right grain direction and that move them into place.
Sorry if this all sounds very vague but I have only just started using v15 in earnest and settings don't doesn't seem to work in quite the same way as earlier versions I have used.
You'll have to create a new material for each kind of veneer. Use "Wrapped filtered image" Pattern
and navigate to the desired wood image. The suggestions for the rest of the necessary settings that I outline in the next paragraph ought to get you started, but you should anticipate considerable trial and error in order to get everything just right...
For the Reflectance
, try "Mirror," setting Ambient Factor
and Diffuse Factor
to 1.0, Specular Factor
to 0.4, Mirror Factor
to 0.1, and Roughness
to 0.06. Set Transparency
to "None." Wrapping
can get tricky. Perhaps the easiest approach is to create your 3D veneer piece in the World Workplane, with the 1 mm thickness in the Z direction. Then set Wrapping
to "None" AND THEN go back to the Pattern
window and fiddle with the Scale
and Aspect ratio
parameters. Try setting Scale
to 50 and leave Aspect ratio
Assign the new material to the piece of veneer, render in Raytrace Full mode, and decide which material settings need to be changed. Repeat as necessary.
Post again if you run into trouble.