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Textures on curved surfaces - possible?

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by .Kat., Nov 29, 2015.

  1. .Kat.

    .Kat. New Member

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    I have a curved surface that is not a cylinder (it's either an extruded arc or a Sketchup import; I can't remember which), and I would like to apply an image to the whole thing. It seems R34 doesn't understand that concept. Instead of applying the image to the entire surface, the software applies it to each of the 20+ vertical segments of the surface, so you can only see a 2" slice of it repeated over and over. Is there any way to get around this?
     
  2. roygbiv

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    Surfaces can't do much in wysiwyg.
    If you really need it, you can slice up your image in the Image Manager (note sure that's the correct name).

    The you can add the different slices to the surfaces with one of the Quick Tools.
    -same procedure for a video
     
  3. Emiliano Morgia

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    Use Sketchup and apply the texture there then import .



    https://drive.google.com/a/lightingdesigner.pro/file/d/0BxCOCp4-2okXS0hERHRiTzhVU0E/view
     
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  4. .Kat.

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    Dany Administrator
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    WYSIWYG R36 cannot import .SKP files saved in the SketchUp 2016 file format; support for this format is coming soon. Until then, please save your SketchUp files in the SketchUp 2015 format, and import those.
     
  6. Firebrand

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    for a curved projection screen, i've done it a couple of different ways.
    one was to literally project onto it, and mess with the transparency to get the desired effect, which looked pretty realistic for my purposes.

    the other way was as they mentioned above, to cut my arch into segments. using the image manage, i segmented my image into the correct number of pieces, then applied those to the individual "surfaces" of my arch.

    they're not amazing, but hopefully they give the idea of what i mean projection arch 1.JPG projection arch 2.JPG
     

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    Dany Administrator
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    Hi everyone,

    R38, due towards the end of the year, will feature the the ability to texture Surfaces that were created by Extruding from Arcs (aka "curved screens").


    Cheers,

    Dany
     
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