Chapter 16: Inventor Studio

Create and manage surface, lighting, and scene styles. Creating your own, more realistic styles is often the difference between a rendering that looks kind of real and one that is photorealistic.

Master It You need to create a surface style that portrays black, bumped plastic.

Solution Here is the preferred way to create a new surface style:

  1. Copy the Black surface style, giving the new style an appropriate name, such as Plastic (Black – textured).
  2. On the Diffuse tab, click Use Texture Image.
  3. In the list of images, select one of the Plastic image textures.
  4. On the Bump Map tab, click Same As Texture, and set the percent value to 50 percent.
  5. Save and apply the texture to the component.

Here is the preferred way to ...

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