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might be a dumb question but...


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Can anyone tell me how I can make the appearance of a part look like chrome? Or applying different appearances to parts to give them texture etc.


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That is not a stupid question, because it is very possible....i'm not exactly sure what your going for, but as far as the chrome can appy textures by using the windows menu in Pro/E 2001 >'view'>'model setup'>'colors and appearances'>and create a new color. This will give you a dialog box with a tab selection to texture options where you can assign texture files to the appearance. There is also color adjustments that give the model geometry rough or shiny texture as well. I don't typically use the texture functionality, but the rough/shiny appearance works well, also a cool transperancy function also in the dialog box.


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