Wavy slatted wood wall


I was wondering what would be the best way to try and recreate this wall? Make my own PBR?

Thanks in advance.


  • Prepare organic surface to set the new shape - group - this is Group A
  • Make organic surface a solid w/ Vector PushPull
  • Prepare slates - group - this is Group B
  • Use solid tools to subtract Group A from Group B
  • Done.



Does it follow a mathematical equation of sorts? Or is it just a random aesthetic pattern?

Thanks, that worked! By the way your slates, how come you can subtract if they don’t touch each other? I had to had a back panel to connect them to make it a solid…

I don’t know honestly.

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If the slats are actually separate from each other and are all loose geometry, the group/component will meet the requirement of a solid. That is, every edge is shared by exactly two faces.

the surface effect can be based on different mathematic functions: quadratic residue, Schroeder, maximum length sequence, wave functions, etc these can be used for both depth and spacing of the slats, and combinations could also be used: MLS for spacing, QRD for depth, etc. slats can also be organized such that they’re not only different algorithms for the length and depth, but set in opposite directions.

these may be the visual effects you’re looking for, but the acoustical properties will most times be “unknown” compared to “standard” acoustical diffuser approaches.

some of my studio designs use these approaches for incorporating reflections, and of course there is some diffusion, just not “standardized” in terms of range and bandwidth.
some examples:
MLS P13 L31 2D Diffusion Absorber | 3D Warehouse (sketchup.com)
Ceiling Wave Diffusers | 3D Warehouse (sketchup.com)
WaveForm P7 Diffuser-Absorber | 3D Warehouse (sketchup.com)

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