Solid Materials

Wood Chair in SketchUp - Click for full size image.
Wood Chair with Solid Material - Click for full size image.

Solid Materials refers to materials which appear to be carved out of a solid block, rather than just applied to faces of a sculpted object.

SketchUp places materials on faces, and does allow for some mapping which wraps onto surfaces. However, if you want a realistic rendering from an object sculpted from wood, you will need to use a Photorealistic Ray Trace program, such as IRender nXt to create the rendering.

Here is a sculpted SketchUp model with a solid wood grain mateiral applied:

Here is a closeup of some of the solid material detail:


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