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Postby Rick Palechuk » Tue, Jul 31 2007, 7:36AM

More like a must have George.

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Postby mikesand » Tue, Jul 31 2007, 9:13AM

Great find. Definately not off topic. Thanks for the heads up.

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Thanks, George!

Postby Al Navas » Thu, Aug 02 2007, 7:30PM

George,

I used the very first one on the page for this test.

I wonder if the extra vertical lines and the distortion around the opening are artifacts that could be corrected? I would appreciate any and all input on whether this could be fixed. Thanks!


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Postby Rick Palechuk » Thu, Aug 02 2007, 8:07PM

Try setting the dimensions of your pixels to even numbers.

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Postby Al Navas » Thu, Aug 02 2007, 8:49PM

Thanks, Rick.

I now find (using the No 9 Blend) that if I make a square cut, the brick distortion is minimal around the opening. However, some of the white line artifacts remain - and I believe these might be appear where the tiles meet. I left the Tile Settings on Auto for both columns and rows.

I find the distortion around rounded Part Editor cuts the most puzzling, though - especially around curved surfaces.


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Postby Rick Palechuk » Thu, Aug 02 2007, 9:08PM

Maybe there's a border around the jpg's. I wonder if that can be cropped out .

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Postby DanEpps » Fri, Aug 03 2007, 6:22AM

The image definitely needs to be cropped so that the pattern matches side-to-side and top-to-bottom.

Also, make sure your image size is evenly divisible by 4 in both directions. If the image is say, 110x110, changing it to 108x108 will help remove the distortion in eCabinets.
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Postby Paul Ellis » Fri, Aug 03 2007, 6:32AM

I made a jpeg image in Paint Shop Pro where one of the texture choices are
'large brick' Then used a varied amount of colours to paint the bricks. Saved this file and applied it as an image to my wall. Took this to irfan view and did the gamma correction trick. No distortion - no problem. Just another way to skin a cat (or dress a wall!)
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Postby Al Navas » Fri, Aug 03 2007, 7:07AM

Thank you both, Rick and Dan!

The images do have a small white border on the left-hand side. PLUS the images must be rotated a fraction of a degree to get a better match - not perfect, but better.

When I use an arch for the top of the opening, I still see distortion. It must be related to some algorithm used to place the texture around the opening.

I appreciate your feedback, gents!!!


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Postby Al Navas » Fri, Aug 03 2007, 7:12AM

Paul Ellis wrote:I made a jpeg image in Paint Shop Pro where one of the texture choices are 'large brick' Then used a varied amount of colours to paint the bricks. Saved this file and applied it as an image to my wall. Took this to irfan view and did the gamma correction trick. No distortion - no problem. Just another way to skin a cat (or dress a wall!)


Thanks for this tip, Nick! Your wall turned out pretty good. I have PaintShop Pro 7, so will give that a try.

Mine was an exercise to use the images that George found, and then apply those bricks as an image, as they are available commercially.


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Postby DanEpps » Fri, Aug 03 2007, 7:25AM

Al

Check the top-to-bottom also. notice the row of extra height bricks with two colors? I think if you crop that off you will be in good \"shape.\"

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Postby Al Navas » Fri, Aug 03 2007, 7:46AM

I will look closer at the image to see how best to go about doing that, Dan. Thanks!


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Postby Mitch Cain » Fri, Aug 03 2007, 8:02AM

That's \"p\"unny Dan! :D
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Postby DanEpps » Fri, Aug 03 2007, 8:04AM

Mitch Cain wrote:That's "p"unny Dan! :D


Thank you, thank you very much :lol:


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