Keyshot gurus, quick material question!! Help Please!

I have a phone cable that I am rendering for a client and am having toruble in one aspect.  The cable has a braid around it that you can see the actual cable through.  I am having trouble getting the cable behind to show through AND coloring the actual braid the color I want.

 

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I want the black to show as white or transparent to see the actual cable underneath.  I hace tried all of the settings and cannot get that black to change

Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments
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Re: Keyshot gurus, quick material question!! Help Please!

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Not really sure how the part structure is done so hard to say, but you should be able to select just the black face and apply a transparent material, assuming the cable can be split into separate blocks.

 

If the black part is a sleeve with a braid texture, you would have to define the transparent color in the label settings.

Re: Keyshot gurus, quick material question!! Help Please!

The black part is part of the texture.  Its not letting the white show though.  And no where will it let me apply a transparent to the black part.

 

I finally got it though.  I had to size up my sleeve a little bit around the cable.  with the OD of the cable and the ID of the sleeve the same size, it didnt like it.  So i just upped my sleeve a little bit to create a small amount of space and it worked.

 

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Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments

Re: Keyshot gurus, quick material question!! Help Please!

MLombard
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There might be an issue if the solids are intersecting. To be safe, you might even put a gap between the parts.

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Re: Keyshot gurus, quick material question!! Help Please!

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Looks awesome!

Dan Staples
Director, Solid Edge Product Development