Author Topic: Open metal mesh  (Read 5669 times)

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Offline tvanryn

Open metal mesh
« on: January 09, 2011, 06:59:13 pm »
Hey material experts!  I would love a really good open metal mesh, something appropriate for an automotive grille.  My material skills are just not sufficient to do this right, and modeling something like that will destroy my file size.  I've been working to get my model down below 1 GB as is.

Thanks!

Offline Chad Holton

Re: Open metal mesh
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 04:40:08 am »
What style of metal mesh are you after? A reference picture perhaps.

Offline JohnG

Re: Open metal mesh
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 08:30:30 am »
There's a circular mesh material in the material library, have a look at this to see how its done. When you've got your grille or mesh pattern make sure you save it with an alpha channel which will give you transparency where you want to be able to see through the mesh.


Offline JeffM

Re: Open metal mesh
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 04:49:53 pm »
Here's an example file with a circular mesh applied.



http://www.keyshot.com/images/JeffM/MeshSample.zip

Offline tvanryn

Re: Open metal mesh
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011, 06:00:29 pm »
I actually figured it out after a little time watching the material tutorials here on the site.