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FtnHills
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Actual Physical Texture (not simulated appearance textures)

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10-04-2012 07:47 PM

Hi,

 

Inventor seems to do lots to allow for simulated appearance textures.   However, how does one use actual physical textures, e.g. for a plastic part?    I need one surface of the plastic part to be very rough/bumpy, another to be slightly rough/bumpy, and another to remain smooth/untouched.

 

Let me be forthright and say I have no background here in textures/plastics/molds etc., so verbose answers and/or any guidance is much appreciated.  

 

Thanks

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JDMather
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Re: Actual Physical Texture (not simulated appearance textures)

10-05-2012 04:08 AM in reply to: FtnHills

Can't do it.

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Re: Actual Physical Texture (not simulated appearance textures)

10-09-2012 12:05 AM in reply to: JDMather

Oh, common :smileyindifferent:   How does one use Inventor to build parts that have some texture?  Is there a way to convey texture outside of Inventor?

 

Related, is there an easy way that one can use Inventor to specify the surface boundaries that will get these canned textures?

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Re: Actual Physical Texture (not simulated appearance textures)

10-09-2012 04:28 AM in reply to: FtnHills

What is the manufacturing process to create the texture - perhaps a note will do.

To specify the area of the texture Split faces.

Attach your file here if you can't figure it out.

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