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MAE 184 – Spring ’09 Page1 of 2 Clock Project Notes Adding a Decal The decal in the clock example above was created in Microsoft Word with clip art, and word art. You can use any digital photograph, scanned document, etc. Make sure that if you are using a photo off the web or from a book that isn’t clip- art, you reference the source on the decal by placing a text box on the picture. If you size the picture before placing text on it, then you will not have to worry about the text font not scaling with the picture. The example below is a digital photo of a sunrise outside my home last August with some text and tick marks for the clock face added. The photo is resized to 6 x 4.5 inches to go on a plate of the same dimensions. Having created and saved the part and the picture into the working directory, we can place the decal as follows: 1) Open the part file for the plate. 2) Select View > Color and Appearance 3) Add a new color by selecting the first sample sphere shown and then selecting + (the plus sign to the right)
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Unformatted text preview: MAE 184 – Spring ’09 Page2 of 2 Clock Project Notes 4) Select Map, then Decal to open the Appearance Placement window. 5) Select the + sign to open a new Texture 6) This opens the Open window, from which you can browse to find your photo. Select your Photo and click open, and the new texture appears in the appearance window. 7) Pro-E allows you to fit the texture over variously shaped surfaces. If you have a flat plate to imprint your surface on, select Planar, then Close. 8) This will bring you back to the Appearance Editor. Note the sphere has the photo imprinted on it. Under assignment, select Surfaces. Next, select the surface you are going to place the decal on, then OK in the Select window. Select Apply. 9) You can save the Appearance file. From the Appearance Placement window, you can use the thumbwheels to adjust the positioning of the decal. 10) You can follow the same procedure using the Color Texture dialog in place of Decal. 2 1 3 1 4 5 6 7...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course MAE 184 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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