Arriscraft, manufacturer of naturally-made products that emulate quarried stone, has compiled Seamless Texture files for use in Autodesk® AutoCAD® and SketchUp. These image files can be downloaded, scaled and applied using these programs to achieve more accurate building models.
Arriscraft is the stone products group of General Shale, the North American subsidiary of Wienerberger AG and a leading manufacturer of brick, one of the world’s oldest green building materials.
The Arriscraft Technical Services Department has augmented its Hatch Pattern line art collection to include Seamless Texture images. These colorized, repeatable images can be used for more realistic modeling in Autodesk® AutoCAD® and SketchUp. While Hatch Patterns (line drawings) also show bond patterns and the scale of stone, these Seamless Texture files add the element of color and depth for a more realistic representation of the stone.
Each Seamless Texture image is a section of actual product photography (representing approximately 3’ in width) and is repeatable over any area. (The Installation Instruction PDF files provide tables for proper scaling, on a product-by-product basis.) The photographs capture the stone textures and depth variations. Texture files are now available on www.arriscraft.com for the very popular Renaissance® Masonry Units (in all colors and several bond patterns) and for the most popular Building Stone products in all colors.
Designers are able to request automatic updates to this Technical Library online, as new products and colors become available.
Installation Instructions (PDFs) and the Seamless Texture images can be found at:
A Video Tutorial is available at:
ABOUT ARRISCRAFT: Arriscraft manufactures a vast range of premium stone for commercial and residential projects, including full-bed Renaissance® Masonry Units and Building Stone, Thin-Clad adhered and clipped veneers, Adair® Limestone, and cast accessories. Designers can select from a truly comprehensive line of styles – from old-world to contemporary – in natural colors, with custom applications available.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario (62 miles/100 km west of Toronto), Arriscraft is the stone products group of General Shale, North America’s largest brick, stone and concrete block manufacturer, supplying a wide variety of masonry materials for residential, commercial and specialty architectural projects.
Throughout the U.S. and Canada, General Shale operates manufacturing facilities in nine states and provinces, in addition to a network of 31 distribution centers across the United States. General Shale was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee.For more information about General Shale, visit www.generalshale.com. For more information about Arriscraft, visit www.arriscraft.com or contact Arriscraft at 800-265-8123 or send us a request at email@example.com.