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pajamas4
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Direction of Material

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04-24-2012 11:06 AM

Hello, can somebody explain to me how to make a type of material go in one directionor by another degree .  Ex: if you click on a wood type materical, it goes up or down and right or left depending which side of that object is.  On the picture below, it goes up and down, side to side no all sides go in one direction.  I need to know how to mange the direction of the way of where the material go.

 

Thank you

Hi pajamas4,

 

You would first want to create the various rotated textures (as described in the link). You can do this by copying the existing color/texture style in Inventor.

 

Go to the Manage tab > Styles Editor button,  and use the New button to create a new copied version of the color style. Then use the rotate slider to change the angle for the new style.

 

Then when editing a part file you can right-click a face and choose Properties and select one of the new color/textures to assign to that face. Again it's a bit of work, but can be done.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com


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Re: Direction of Material

04-24-2012 12:34 PM in reply to: pajamas4

What version of Inventor?

Pre 2013 you had to create a new style (and rotate the texture 90 degrees or whatever) then assign that style to the appropriate faces. In 2013 you can edit the texture on each face and change its direction without creating a new style.

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Re: Direction of Material

04-24-2012 12:54 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

2012 verson

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Re: Direction of Material

04-24-2012 01:01 PM in reply to: pajamas4

Hi pajamas4,

 

You can create rotated textures as described here:

http://www.b2-design.biz/Tutorials/AligningTextures.htm

and then edit the part and right-click on the faces that need to rotate and assign the correct oriented texture/color, but it's a bit time consuming and might not be worth it.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com




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Re: Direction of Material

04-24-2012 01:49 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hello

 

I looked at the picture on that website you gave me but it didn't gave me the steps of how to do it.  I did right click oh the face however. When I right click, it doesn't say anything of rotating anything.  I don't know what you mean by that.  Please respone if you have a chance.

 

Thank you

 

 

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Re: Direction of Material

04-24-2012 01:50 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

Hello

 

 I did right click oh the face however. When I right click, it doesn't say anything of rotating anything.  I don't know what you mean by that.  Please respone if you have a chance.

 

Thank you



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Re: Direction of Material

04-24-2012 02:17 PM in reply to: pajamas4

Hi pajamas4,

 

You would first want to create the various rotated textures (as described in the link). You can do this by copying the existing color/texture style in Inventor.

 

Go to the Manage tab > Styles Editor button,  and use the New button to create a new copied version of the color style. Then use the rotate slider to change the angle for the new style.

 

Then when editing a part file you can right-click a face and choose Properties and select one of the new color/textures to assign to that face. Again it's a bit of work, but can be done.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com




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Re: Direction of Material

04-25-2012 07:06 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

OK I got it now.  Thank you.:smileyhappy:

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