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Hatching Help Please :)
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* December 14, 2017, 02:23:51 PM
Hello,

I am trying to draw a cable assembly in 3D and I need to show one of the layers has a Braided Shield.
In the 2D drawing I made I used a hatch to show the braid (See attached) but I cant do the same for the 3D version. Need it to look like the image I stole from google :) Attached.

I have tried using both Simple Extrudes and Cylinders.

I'm using Deluxe 2017 so is this even possible?

Any ideas Please??

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* December 14, 2017, 06:18:49 PM
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I'm using Deluxe 2017 so is this even possible?


Hatching is only 2D, but in 3D - Yes, it can be done in deluxe,   if using the RedSDK rendering engine, obtain a free braid texture from the internet, create a new material (or copy an existing one)  and use the image as a diffuse texture, you can also add a bump map, and adjust other settings to suit. the attached was done in 2017 deluxe using cylinders subtracted to get the tube effect.


If using Lightworks engine, you can se wrapped image (or wrapped filtered image).

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* December 14, 2017, 06:30:21 PM
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I don't do this stuff, usually.  I don't know much about rendering-- creating Materials and using Lighting and/or Luminance.

But while Andy was creating his sample, I was creating my sample.  It's attached.  I used Lightworks; so if you didn't purchase that Plug-in, I don't know that you will be able to explore my Material settings.

I got the Image to use for the Wrapping here.

Thanks for the exercise.  -Alvin
« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 06:31:54 PM by Alvin Gregorio »

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Alvin Gregorio
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* December 15, 2017, 08:08:55 AM
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Thank you both, :)
I didnt know you could get free textures from the internet, cool :)
Where do I get those then :)

I ended up just drawing it in 2d like attached :)

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* December 15, 2017, 04:46:21 PM
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I didnt know you could get free textures from the internet, cool :)
Where do I get those then :)

I ended up just drawing it in 2d like attached :)

RE: "Where do I get those then"
  I Googled (Images) "seamless texture braid shield".  Clicked around until I found a free image that I liked.

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Your 2D came out cool.  I'm not sure how you did that.  My guess is that you transferred construction lines down, and drew ellipses for the ends.  Then used Solid and Hatch Brushes.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2017, 06:58:38 PM by Alvin Gregorio »

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---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* December 15, 2017, 05:31:29 PM
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Thank you both, :)
I didnt know you could get free textures from the internet, cool :)
Where do I get those then :)

I ended up just drawing it in 2d like attached :)

Trying to figure out how you went about creating the "2D Cable" drawing James, the first thing that came to mind of how I'd go about it:
> In Modelspace, I got a good, slightly rotated, view of my 3D Model.  Created a Named View.
> Inserted that Named View into Paperspace, via a Viewport.
> Set that Viewport to Hidden Line Render
> Exploded that Hidden Line Viewport (you might not be able to do that in 2017/Deluxe/non-Lightworks)
> Use the Pick Point Hatching tool to fill in the areas with Solid Brushes and a Hatch Pattern.

Doing this kind of stuff in 2D can actually be quick and kind of fun.

-Alvin
« Last Edit: December 15, 2017, 06:08:22 PM by Alvin Gregorio »

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* December 18, 2017, 09:53:37 AM
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Hello,

Thank you for the comments on the 2d drawing, i had already drawn it in 3D but could hatch it so I basically traced the out line of the 3d as a 2d image :) then used the hatch :)

James B

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