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Combining cabinets

Postby Ron Sloan » Sun, Mar 09 2014, 1:15PM

A couple of quick questions:
The libraries from e-cab’s all have modular units – one full cabinet for each unit – meaning if I have a 30” cab with 2 doors and 2 drawers next to a 30” cab with all drawers, instead of using a 60” long bottom and a shared partition, I am supposed to make two complete independent units? If so it is a little wasteful

Also, my renderings all seem to look like the sheet stock is actually made up of board stock - i.e. they appear to be slats joined at an odd angle. It seems to do this no matter what material I assign. Is there a simple setting I'm missing? I've attached an image showing what I mean.

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Re: Combining cabinets

Postby jason galbraith » Sun, Mar 09 2014, 3:50PM

You can make it however you want. However, two units is easier to assemble, easier to transport and deliver, easier to price.
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Re: Combining cabinets

Postby Scott G Vaal » Mon, Mar 10 2014, 10:12AM

Ron Sloan wrote:Also, my renderings all seem to look like the sheet stock is actually made up of board stock - i.e. they appear to be slats joined at an odd angle. It seems to do this no matter what material I assign. Is there a simple setting I'm missing? I've attached an image showing what I mean.

Thanks,
Ron


Ron,

Does the same look happen if you load one of the cabinets from the Standard Cabinets directory?
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Re: Combining cabinets

Postby Ron Sloan » Mon, Mar 10 2014, 12:19PM

Thanks for the replies.

Scott - yes, cabinets loaded directly from the standard library also exhibit this look.

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Re: Combining cabinets

Postby Scott G Vaal » Mon, Mar 10 2014, 1:07PM

Ron Sloan wrote:Thanks for the replies.

Scott - yes, cabinets loaded directly from the standard library also exhibit this look.


Ron,

Would you please save a cabinet with one or more of your own materials/texture images and post it here. I will load it on my system and see if I get the same result. Thanks.
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Re: Combining cabinets

Postby Ron Sloan » Mon, Mar 10 2014, 2:02PM

Scott,

The same phenomenon appears in virtually all the editor. Attached is a Std Base Frameless Cabinet, with default generic 3/4" sheet, and I changed the top material image. Hope this helps.

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Ron
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Re: Combining cabinets

Postby Scott G Vaal » Tue, Mar 11 2014, 9:04AM

Ron,

We cannot reproduce this issue here. What graphics card do you have in your PC? Please ensure you have the newest available driver installed for it.
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Re: Combining cabinets

Postby Ron Sloan » Tue, Mar 11 2014, 1:11PM

Scott,

I have a Radeon X800 series card, with the latest available drivers for Windows 7 Ultimate. If I'm correct, it seems to have started after I installed the materials library. I just tried changing the material color for Generic 3/4" material to sr-wood f-c White Birch. While it looks better, you can still see the same thing happening. Looking closely at the endgrain on the side panel, the garin appears to be slanted at ~45 degree angle. With this material, at least the grooves don't show up. Don't know if any of this info helps, but thought it couldn't hurt!

Edit: digging a little deeper, it seems the grooves show on almost any material, except those in the Formica, Stone, Marble and SR-Wood categories. Those materials look fine, except for the angled end grain as shown, which is not a big deal.

Thanks for looking into this for me!

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