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Offline abuck

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[RESOLVED] Flat metal surface showing curves?
« on: September 12, 2019, 02:05:36 am »
Hey forum peeps. I'm trying to render a stainless steel instrument/ tool, it is a square profile with flat faces and radiused edges. When I add an environment the edges or the highlights on the edges look like they are twisting (see the attached screen shot). I am using 3 Point Soft Low 2k environment but it happens with any environment and lighting set up. Can anyone explain why it is doing this? Any feedback would be super appreciated as I'm trying to resolve this for a project I'm currently working on and need to deliver it asap.
Many thanks and peace out, abuck.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2019, 11:07:38 am by Justin A »

Offline Eric Summers

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Re: Flat metal surface showing curves?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 06:51:38 am »
My guess would be that you have some weird normals in your part. Try Edit Normals, click Calculate Vertex Normals and apply. Hope that helps!

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Re: Flat metal surface showing curves?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 04:19:54 pm »
Thank you for your post.
It seems like you are experiencing difficulties with KeyShot. To better assist you, I'll need to gather additional information.

1. Exact KeyShot Version (e.g. 8.2.80)
2. CAD Software and version or year.
3. The CAD file for your model.

Offline abuck

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Re: Flat metal surface showing curves?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 02:39:38 am »
My guess would be that you have some weird normals in your part. Try Edit Normals, click Calculate Vertex Normals and apply. Hope that helps!

 @ Eric Summers,
Thanks for your reply, this is actually a production model so all of that should be correct. I used solidworks to create the model. To edit normals, something I've never had to do before, is that something I can do in Keyshot or do I have to do it in Solidworks? Thanks!

Offline mattjgerard

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Re: Flat metal surface showing curves?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 06:22:43 am »
Right click on the part and select Edit Geometry, and walk through the dialog. Its helps more often than it should :)

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Re: Flat metal surface showing curves?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 07:27:12 am »
Just throwing out ideas, but it could also be due to a too low-res mesh? Can you render the same object as NURBS and does it still have the same issue then?

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Re: Flat metal surface showing curves?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2019, 11:07:21 am »
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