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copying westcoast's signature
show user profile  parkerfamily
out of boredom i've decided to see how many of the signatures on here i can make myself in max. it seems like it would be a good way to learn individual techniques, so westcoast's is a bullet with westcoast13 engraved on it, and my question is, how do i mesh the text to the rectangle so it will bend well? my plan is to merge the text with the rectangle, add a shell modifier, add a 360 degree bend modifier. how can i make this work?
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1/27/2009 9:45:17 PM (last edit: 1/27/2009 9:45:17 PM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
You're kinda slow to notice things... Westcoast13 hasn't used that sig in a long while.

Bend won't work as you already found out. Try cylinder + text with shapemerge.

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1/27/2009 11:43:28 PM (last edit: 1/27/2009 11:43:28 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13

My Turbosquid Area

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1/28/2009 1:33:04 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 1:33:04 AM)
show user profile  Chris123643
copying westcoast's sig seems like the thing to do at the moment! i thought this thread would be about me when i read the title. haha

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1/28/2009 2:00:10 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 2:00:10 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Use displacement for the text, don't bother with modeling it

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1/28/2009 2:04:55 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 2:04:55 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Yep. Thats what i did.

Anyone else want to join in? MF tourny 5 round 4 perhaps! :)

My Turbosquid Area

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1/28/2009 2:30:38 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 2:30:38 AM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
"...a good way to learn individual techniques..."

Let him model the text. He will benefit from it at later stages. There are many situations in which displacement won't work.

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1/28/2009 3:09:29 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 3:10:11 AM)
show user profile  Chris123643
last time i tried to sink text like this i tried to do it other ways first but i resorted to boolean and it worked perfectly, not the recommended way but it did the trick for me.

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1/28/2009 3:16:26 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 3:16:26 AM)
show user profile  horizon
Like when there is no electricity

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1/28/2009 3:17:32 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 3:17:32 AM)
show user profile  roccodiablo
what a great idea, that's saved me thinking up my own sig.

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1/28/2009 3:22:11 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 3:22:11 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
>>"He will benefit from it at later stages."

Using that logic you should model your first car using patches and paint deformation because you might benefit from it later? No.

Surely the best way is to learn the best way to do the current task? you can cross other bridges when you come to them. Displacement will benefit him in later stages just as modeling would and its a far quicker and later-adjustable method for this model.

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1/28/2009 3:25:08 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 3:25:08 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Agreed. Also, if you intend to use your 3d skills for work, the quickest method (providing the results are acceptable) is always the best method.

My Turbosquid Area

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1/28/2009 3:42:57 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 3:42:57 AM)
show user profile  Chris123643
where do you work westcoast out of interest?

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1/28/2009 3:57:16 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 3:57:16 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
I work for a company called Semcon Informatic Graphic Solutions.

Search carefully and you'll find a cheesy photo of me, and there are a couple of images that some of you might recognise from here on there too! :)

My Turbosquid Area

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1/28/2009 4:05:28 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 4:05:28 AM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
He asked how to model/mesh the text !

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1/28/2009 4:22:43 AM (last edit: 1/28/2009 4:22:56 AM)
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