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07-02-2006, 11:53 AM
Hi gang,

I'm looking for any tips on coming up with a texture (painted or procedural) for a microphone mouthpiece as shown in the attached image. I poked around in LW procedurals and the PS texture filters but couldnt find anything that seemed like an obvious solution. :help:

07-02-2006, 12:49 PM
If you are on Intel this guy does a terrific range of free procedural textures (some of his pipe or weave textures might work)

If not the weave section in IFW 10 is very comprehensive and purchasing the whole range is well worth the small outlay

Alternately if you UV’d the half sphere as a planer UV map and generated a weave pattern in P’shop when you mapped it to the surface the distortion would look almost identical to the picture

07-02-2006, 09:59 PM
This shouldnt be hard with lw 9 nodal, just use the grid texture and for background put a light color in and forground use black. Then put the alpha into specularity and reflection.

07-03-2006, 11:39 AM

Thanks for the great tips. I am most inclined to use the PS solution at this time, however I'm unable to find a weave filter/preset in PS. Is this a 3rd part plugin?

I don't have the LW 9 beta as I haven't upgraded yet. Thanks though:D

07-03-2006, 12:58 PM
Eye Candy 4000 by Alienskin (http://www.alienskin.com/) do a great weave filter for PShop, below is a link to a simple mesh with a weave I generated with the filter applied

MESH (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gerry_g12/miketest/)

07-04-2006, 11:24 PM
that looks like just what you need

07-05-2006, 01:01 AM
I'd go with Gerry G's :)

This one's from last Christmas, it's made using the grid procedural in 8.5.
Don't knock it :D , I got the call late Friday, the firm in question needed two original Christmas / Promotional Cards for print by the Monday morning. This is one of them.

This is weird, I can't post the image

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That's all I'm getting :(

07-05-2006, 01:15 AM
One more try, if it doesn't work I'll bang it up on the server.

OK, It's not accepting it. Apologies for the file size.


07-17-2006, 10:14 PM
Brent and Gerry G. Thanks much for the help and ideas. I have loads of avenues to explore now.