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Creating New Materials
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* November 24, 2017, 01:43:53 PM
Im new to making and editing material files, in the past Id just use what suited, therefore: Ive got a metal jpg files that I want to use in lightworks materials, do I need to just import it into the material editor and save it as a wrapped image file alone?

If its a wrappped image does that limit the way I can work with eg: if I only want to place it on one facet only?
 

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Daz
TCW V21, 2016-2018 PP, Animation Lab V5, Graficalc, TCMap, TurboPDF V2-V3 & Lightworks mostly
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* November 24, 2017, 03:52:25 PM
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What do these images look like? In LightWorks, I've always gravitated toward Wrapped Filtered Image for most images. Then pick a Reflectance and other options that may be needed. Platinum has a Drag on Facet option.

Another thing to read up on is UV Mapping.

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* November 24, 2017, 04:16:12 PM
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Thanks John R thats the results Im looking for, now I can improve all aspects of my work.

Thank you

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TCW V21, 2016-2018 PP, Animation Lab V5, Graficalc, TCMap, TurboPDF V2-V3 & Lightworks mostly
Windows 10 Home ed. i7 @ 3400Ghz, 16GB, Nvidia 960GTX 4GB ram, 2TB HD, 500GB SSD & 128GB SSD


November 24, 2017, 05:35:47 PM
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John mentions UV Wrapping.  I remember you talking about 3D PDF in another thread. You actually need to us UV wrapping Mapping for image wraps to show up in a 3D PDF. This one is too large to post but here is a screen capture of the bearing box saved as a U3D and opened in Adobe Acrobat.

EDIT: Here is a link to download. https://www.dropbox.com/s/087bvmg2a2en83l/Bearing%20Box%20Tutorial%202017-1.pdf?dl=0
« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 09:20:12 AM by Don Cheke »

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* November 25, 2017, 07:29:03 AM
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John mentions UV Wrapping.  I remember you talking about 3D PDF in another thread. You actually need to us UV wrapping for image wraps to show up in a 3D PDF. This one is too large to post but here is a screen capture of the bearing box saved as a U3D and opened in Adobe Acrobat.

EDIT: Here is a link to download. https://www.dropbox.com/s/087bvmg2a2en83l/Bearing%20Box%20Tutorial%202017-1.pdf?dl=0
Don,
John was referring to "UV Mapping" not UV Wrapping.Maybe you were as well.

"You actually need to us UV wrapping "
That's not true and it's not all that simple.
You do need the LW plugin installed working in LW
You need to use a LW "pattern" shader='Wrapped image" and make use of the "scale" if you're not "UV Mapping"
The LW Wrapped Pattern Shaders don't make it into the 3d pdf
« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 07:38:08 AM by Dean »

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November 25, 2017, 09:18:42 AM
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John mentions UV Wrapping.  I remember you talking about 3D PDF in another thread. You actually need to us UV wrapping for image wraps to show up in a 3D PDF. This one is too large to post but here is a screen capture of the bearing box saved as a U3D and opened in Adobe Acrobat.

EDIT: Here is a link to download. https://www.dropbox.com/s/087bvmg2a2en83l/Bearing%20Box%20Tutorial%202017-1.pdf?dl=0
Don,
John was referring to "UV Mapping" not UV Wrapping.Maybe you were as well.

"You actually need to us UV wrapping "
That's not true and it's not all that simple.
You do need the LW plugin installed working in LW
You need to use a LW "pattern" shader='Wrapped image" and make use of the "scale" if you're not "UV Mapping"
The LW Wrapped Pattern Shaders don't make it into the 3d pdf

Yes, I meant UV Mapping.