Let's talk texture: a guide to enroute's rapid texture
March 2, 2017
EnRoute Rapid Texture Example EnRoute Rapid Texture is a design tool which creates a wide range of interesting surfaces. Rapid Texture can be used for nearly any surface, including simple flat rectangles and relief surfaces.
Even though EnRoute has made the Rapid Texture process as simple as a few mouse clicks, they haven’t removed the designer’s part of the process. The design process allows you to be as creative as you want. Seed Contours are used to create initial offsets. Using Relief Surfaces to shape the Rapid Texture helps contour and make any relief a part of your Rapid Texture design. Rapid Texture parameters allow you to create nearly any effect you want by adjusting how contours are created.
Lastly, select whichever contours you want to use for trimming your Rapid Texture. Do you have a large area that requires several panels? No problem! Any Rapid Texture design can be seamlessly extended over as many panels as you need. Get the most out of your machine and keep your creative juices flowing!
There are a number of ways to create textures in EnRoute. Parametric Textures offers unlimited possibilities. Parametric Textures are created by mathematical equations and infinitely go in all directions. In as little as five mouse-clicks, you can add a vector-based 3D texture that you can resize on-the-fly and toolpath. Whether you’re creating backgrounds for signs or adding textures to cabinets, wall panels, or even furniture, EnRoute’s offers endless possibilities!
Two new parameters were added to let the user define the resolution of the noise pattern and a cleanup tolerance for the Rapid Texture contours. These two parameters used to be built in to the tool itself, which created limitations for small and very large designs.
EnRoute introduced a new Fade parameter to Rapid Texture that lets you define a distance over to fade out the noise texture applied to the RT offsets. This gives you another way to make your designs creative and unique.
EnRoute continues to add new features and make improvements to its Rapid Texture tool. In what’s being called its most powerful software ever, EnRoute has included the following features in EnRoute 5. EnRoute’s Rapid Texture is the latest example of how the EnRoute team is always working to provide you with interesting and capable tools.
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