# Wavy slatted wood wall

Hi,

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

Alex

• 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.

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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 donâ€™t touch each other? I had to had a back panel to connect them to make it a solidâ€¦

I donâ€™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 theyâ€™re not only different algorithms for the length and depth, but set in opposite directions.

these may be the visual effects youâ€™re looking for, but the acoustical properties will most times be â€śunknownâ€ť compared to â€śstandardâ€ť acoustical diffuser approaches.

some of my studio designs use these approaches for incorporating reflections, and of course there is some diffusion, just not â€śstandardizedâ€ť 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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