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Getting wrong appearance when applying a material

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Getting wrong appearance when applying a material

Hi, I'm new to Fusion360. Could anyone explain why when I apply a material to a body in Fusion 360, the appearance shown on the model does not reflect the actual materal. For example, when I apply Aluminium-Polished to the model below, the appearance doesn't really look like aluminium, although the color of the surface does change a bit. When I switch to the render workspace, however, the surface does have an aluminium look. Is there anyway to make the appearance in the model workspace look similar to the actual material? Any help is appreciated!


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Hi @nguyenkhoi1032003 As you have discovered, the materials in the design space don't always reflect the appearance that you would expect them to look like, but they do appear correctly in renders. The colors in the design space don't match well to the real world physical material. 


You could create a custom appearance to try to get a color that looks more like aluminum to you, but then it will probably look vastly different in the rendering environment. 





Kevin Ellingson
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