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"Use selected vectors as pattern" option in texture toolpath

Postby Turtle49 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:24 pm

You may want to play with the "use selected vectors as pattern" option in the texture toolpath. You can get some really cool affects.

For example this texture applied to the inside of a bowl:
texture3-iso.jpg


To get this start with a vector starting at the center of the object you want to texture.
texture-1.jpg

Use the circular array to rotate it 20 degrees. (make sure the vector and circle use the same center)
texture-2.jpg

then create similar vectors to fill in between.
texture-3.jpg

And test a small texture toolpath using the option to see what it looks like.
texture-4.jpg

When you are happy use the circular array to put, say, 30 copies in the 360 degree area.
texture-5.jpg


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Brian - 11/12/2009 Copied to technical archive and non-technical responses - original topic can be found here -> viewtopic.php?f=28&t=7058
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Re: "Use selected vectors as pattern" option in texture toolpath

Postby Turtle49 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:25 pm

Continued:

Here are the results on a flat surface.
texture-6.jpg


This can be projected into a bowl.
texture-7.jpg


Enjoy and show us your results!
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