this word is driving me crazy!

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by alumac, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. alumac macrumors member

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    I'm wanna search for some examples of the metallic cross-hatch (ish) pattern that we have in system preferences. I have seen it used in many apps as well. its a nice, machine-like pattern like the body of the Mac Pro's.

    I want to look at some pictures. But i just don't know how to search for what I'm looking for. I've tried the following keywords.. cross hatch, metallic, machine, chassis, steel

    Does anyone know how I can hit the spot?
     
  2. alumac thread starter macrumors member

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    no, not really but thx. its more about the fact that there are criss crosses in the surface. like if you take a look at the system preferences icon, its the surface behind the wheels :)
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  4. chickenninja macrumors 6502

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    i zoomed in on the symbol and looking at its background i think maybe these words will help

    polka dot
    perforated
    mesh
    screen
    grill
    lattice
    plaid
    grid
    honeycomb
    chicken wire
    pin (something)
    pin hole

    if these arent it they may yield a pattern or tessellation with a similar effect
    good luck
    and merry christmas (holiday of your choice)
     
  5. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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  6. jampat macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking about checker plate?

    Edit, looking at your original post, no you're not.
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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  8. usclaneyj macrumors regular

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    Like Sammich said, if you're looking for the pattern that's on the Mac Pros, try searching "perforated metal".

    I ran a quick istock search with that term and got a ton of good results.
    http://tinyurl.com/yeoly94 - search results.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, a picture apparently is worth a thousand words. :p

    So you are indeed looking for some pattern vaguely like this, as used in the Mac Pro enclosure?

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