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 Topic: How to replicate the grainy plastic texture of a car's dashboard?
Re: How to replicate the grainy plastic texture of a car's dashboard? [message #97573 is a reply to message #97554 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 05:01 UTC
avatar MrNib  is currently offline MrNib
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I can't visualize what the object is but can you represent the grain with a mathematical function? Maybe you could use something like the ShapeJS script, OpenSCAD, etc. to define the basic object and modulate the surface with the pattern equation? With ShapeJS you might be able to input a gray scale image to define the pattern, sort of like the 2D to 3D tool or the ornament generator. I'm guessing there are easier solutions using more advanced software packages but I seem to end up doing things the hard way...

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