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#1 mark3d

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 01:31 AM

looking for tutorial or help on how to make chain wire fence wire 


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#2 Smarttec

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 02:51 AM

Have you a picture - how big are dimensions going to be and does it need to be fully modelled and how complex is the chain mesh?



#3 Des

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 03:09 AM

What Smarttec said..

But, there is a predefined chainlink material already in the FormZ materials library.



#4 mark3d

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:43 AM

Sorry i  did try to upload picture but must have gone wrong i will try again  i am trying to model it not a image with alpha channel but i will try to keep it as simple as i can to keep the  poly count down 

https://pixabay.com/...-fence-1117741/


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#5 Des

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:28 AM

Ok a 3d model. It's on a grid, so you only need to model a spline one side of the square rotated 45º.

Then mirror copy the spline to get the square keeping in mind that the wires loop around each other in the YZ plane.

Then sweep a circle along the spline, maybe 2mm diameter. Once you have the makings of the "square", group it so you can multi-copy it.

 

Keep the resolution low as it'll get really big depending on the amount of copies you make.

 

Hope this helps.



#6 mark3d

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:43 AM

ok thank you i will give it a go


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:50 AM

Attached File  MaschenDraht02.fmz.zip   4.45MB   15 downloadsmark3d

 

try this

the parts are joint, so you can separate if necessary...

 

 

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#8 FZnoob

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:32 AM

I did this with a loose path to simulate the sort of distressed wire in your reference image, where it sort of droops a bit.

Then I used a granite shader and fiddled with the colors to look like rust.

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#9 mark3d

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:01 PM

thanks for the help here


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#10 craigwilliams

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:49 PM

Mark,

 

I don't know if it's too late, but here is a texture-mapped version of a chain link fence. This is great to use where you have a large amount of fencing in your scene.

 

I've also included the Maxwell textures for it.

 

Enjoy,

Craig

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 06:29 PM

Hey Craig, welcome back!



#12 AHTOH

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:15 AM

As the other approach: your wires are particular case of flattened helix:

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 15.13.00.png

 

Attached File  chain fence.fmz.zip   525.8KB   2 downloads

 

Unless of course you need to RENDER the whole thing. In this case you might need to play with transparency and bump maps.

Best,

Anton.


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#13 craigwilliams

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:35 AM

Thanks, Ben. Good to be back!






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