ClarkeThrasher

Want Seams to Show in Fence/Gate Made with Polyline Solids

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I am drawing a custom painted wood fence piece by piece but the polyline solids of the frame are merging together so that one cannot see the seams where the wood pieces contact.  I know I could create seams by leaving 1/16" gaps at each joint but wonder if there is not some easier more elegant choice that revel the seams with zero gaps?

Polyline Fence.jpg

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What does your image show? What you have, what you want ...?

 

Are you creating all the parts?

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These are p-solids with a small chamfer.

 

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My pic shows current "problem" of merged frame pieces. Yes the vertical fence boards are to be made from 5-1/2" x 3/4" Tongue and Groove with a V which do have small chamfers and as such show their separateness quite well and are not a problem.  I'll change colors on some pieces of the frame boards to show the joints that I'd like to be be displayed as one color/material. 

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2 things...

 

1.  You can place small gaps between the objects to keep them from merging (more realistic looking too)  

2.  You can create a copy of the material (simply having a different name is enough) and paint every other piece a different material.

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