How best to represent "screen" material as in a Screened Porch


#1

I use the native “lattice” material in Sketchup 18 pro, scale it down and it works pretty good within SU BUT when I send the model into Lumion, the scale varies like crazy! Screened porches work well here in Texas and would like to present them. Any ideas?

Thanks, M3.0


#2

Unless you need to get up so close that you can actually see the mesh, I’d be inclined to use a translucent gray, aluminum, or black material depending on what kind of screening. Modeling the actual mesh seems like overkill…


#3

Does a transparent texture image work with Lumion?
Screen.skp (123.3 KB)


#4

Thank you so much for the Jpeg… looks great in SU and is a bit better in Lumion BUT as you can see, the screen Jpeg creates some weird patterns… I guess I will place a very transparent grey glass where the screen goes and minimize any reflection that may occur in Lumion. Maybe Lumion will create that texture.


#5

Thank you Steve for responding… I was not modeling like each individual strand of a screen, I simply paint a face with the generic lattice material and scale it down. Looks pretty good in SU but does not work in Lumion. I am probably going to use a translucent grey as you suggested.

Thank you so much.

Michael


#6

From what I can see, the patterns look like moire from the grid of the screen material interacting with the pixel resolution of the rendering. A plain gray would avoid that.