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    SketchUp Materials

    Here's the way I make them.







    Nuts to those goofy little squares of texture.

    Edited to add: Here's an example of a square wood grain image offered somewhere as a material for SketchUp


    And here's what it looks like when it is applied to a surface larger than the size of the material.



    Very realistic, as you can see.
    Last edited by Dave Richards; 02-20-2012 at 12:37 PM.
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    Very cool. I need to spend more time learning how to use it.

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    Dave,

    If I was 1/100 th as good at SketchUp as you are---I would think I was so hot that you would be afraid to touch me.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    Great tutorial, Dave. Thanks for posting it.
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    Thank you very much, gentlemen.

    Jim, no worries on me being too hot. Nearly every day I learn something new and realize I'm not that good at it.
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    Very Cool!!!!!.....Thanks Dave

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    Thanks Dom.

    FWIW, I was poking around and came across a collection of small, square wood grain images offered as materials for SketchUp. The ones with almost no grain pattern at all work reasonably well but many are like the example I added to my first post here. I guess if I had to use materials like that, I'd prefer to skip using them at all.
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