Looking for suggestions: how to make seat covers

Legend
Legend

000.jpgMaybe this isn't the right place to ask, please delete if that's the case:

 

I'm looking for a quick way to make seat covers to help my renderings look more realistic. I would think there would be a way to just use the seat models, but I've got no idea where to start to make it happen. Maybe I do an inner-part relationship, establish a thickness, and then try to cut areas for the stitching or design within the seat cover?

 

Any suggestions? I'd hate to spend too much time on it, but I guess once I get one done, the rest would go pretty quick after that.

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Re: Looking for suggestions: how to make seat covers

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi there @BoatTech,

 

I take it the seat models are smooth...not like the actual seats in the photo?

Could you not get away with a rendering texture to achieve this?

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Looking for suggestions: how to make seat covers

Phenom
Phenom

We design, produce and place seats.

After 14 years of SE experience I still don't know a fast solution for your question... 

Specially when you have stitches, strings,...

For flat and easy seats I use a part copy, thicken, thin wall of the foam.

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Solid Edge ST10 & AutoCAD 2018.1 user

Re: Looking for suggestions: how to make seat covers

Legend
Legend

My appologies, I didn't state the the seat pans are sheetmetal, and we have covers we put over them. I'll try a few things this morning, see if I can't get something semi-realistic looking.

 

EDIT: I'm running into walls every attempt I try. I've done an inner part copy, and copied the inside surface of the seat shell.

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Re: Looking for suggestions: how to make seat covers

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
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BoatTech, maybe not solving the complete modeling issue here, but the realistic rendering of a Seat is handled in the webinar "Using KeyShot to Create Amazing Product Visuals". 

It starts off with a Break caliper, then shows the Seat.

 

You find quite a number of Learning resources here:

https://www.keyshot.com/learning/webinars/

And there is also the 'Quick tip' and Tutorials'. 

Siemens EMEA GTAC Support

Re: Looking for suggestions: how to make seat covers

Legend
Legend

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll watch and see if I can't learn a thing or two. I've gotten a crude inner surface to improve the visual of my renderings. I don't often find myself with the ability to spend this much time "experimenting", but think I'm further ahead than what I was before.

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