I need your help and advise, I'd like to create a mesh like the below shown image , shall I duplicate a several torus and mix them ?! or create curve and mix them, really I don't have the correct .


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    $\begingroup$ You could try a Wireframe modifier on a torus but it will be hard to smooth things out. Maybe try with Bezier curve objects if you don't mind the self intersections. $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Jun 1 '17 at 19:29
  • $\begingroup$ The skin modifier gives similar results to the wireframe but I find it gives a cleaner mesh, though it can be slower before being applied. You don't need to merge multiple torus to get the result, just add and move edge loops. $\endgroup$ – sambler Jun 2 '17 at 2:10

I would try doing this with a procedural texture on a torus.

Using a simple voronoi texture and scaling it so that it creates a texture for the vertical strands. And feeding that to control the mix between a transparent and glossy shader.

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Then use the same kind of setup but rotated 90 degrees for the horizontal strands.

Then mix the two textures (with a multiply operation), and use the resulting image to control the mix between glossy and transparent, but also use that to create some displacement. Adding a Brightness/Contrast node will give you control for the transparency and the amount of displacement.

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[1]: https://i.stack.imgur.

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  • $\begingroup$ how did you create the vertical and horizontal lines ? as the texture for the color only !! $\endgroup$ – Abdulrazaq Al-Essa Jun 2 '17 at 8:55
  • $\begingroup$ I'd like to thanks "cegaton" for teach me how to make a texture that looks like a woven strands of metal, as I'm wandering if he can or some one can tell me how to model the above images $\endgroup$ – Abdulrazaq Al-Essa Jun 2 '17 at 11:01
  • $\begingroup$ The mesh is a simple torus. Press Shift+A then choose Add>Mesh>Torus $\endgroup$ – user1853 Jun 2 '17 at 12:17
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    $\begingroup$ Did you UV unwrap the mesh? $\endgroup$ – user1853 Jun 2 '17 at 15:19
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    $\begingroup$ @AbdulrazaqAl-Essa - You should edit your question and add the fact that this is for 3D printing so you will get more specific answers. $\endgroup$ – Chris Dunaway Jun 2 '17 at 21:47

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