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Do I use FFD (box) to shape this into this...?
show user profile  Spear Chuck
I've got as far as modeling the green Michigan St and merged them into one mesh, now I need to soft selection and move or use FFD? I'm lost as to how to move it to fit the green.

I modeled a spline rectangle with a corner radius of 10 to round the corners and used a sweep with a custom spline shape to extrude the white areas.

Now I need guidance on how to shape it like the pic.

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9/6/2015 7:37:09 PM (last edit: 9/6/2015 7:37:28 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Personally, I would have used the photo to trace the spline needed, and skipped the whole FFD thing. Sohuld only take half an hour.

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9/6/2015 8:02:10 PM (last edit: 9/6/2015 8:02:10 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Why didn't you use a texture for the Michigan St logo? Makes zero sense to model it if it's a flat surface.
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9/6/2015 9:29:53 PM (last edit: 9/6/2015 9:29:53 PM)
show user profile  Spear Chuck
I wanna be fancy. I will make a bitmap and UV it, thanks you'tz guys
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9/6/2015 11:39:19 PM (last edit: 9/6/2015 11:39:19 PM)
show user profile  digs
manually draw splines?! madness. surely garp can write a script that reads the black pixels in the image to generate a spline for you. Or better yet, FX can probably find one that's already been made.

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9/7/2015 3:52:31 AM (last edit: 9/7/2015 8:04:15 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Spear, you're being completely redundant. If you make a bitmap of your shape to make a texture, you're just wasting your time. Completely. And getting a worse result than creating that logo in PS or Illustrator using vectors.

[edit] would post another reply, but I'm getting confused with this whole workflow. Saw the update below and the sign clearly wasn't traced at all since it's all wrong... and maybe I misread the previous post above, but I swear it said, "I'm going to use this [model] to make a bitmap."...Argh, brain hurting.
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9/7/2015 5:25:15 AM (last edit: 9/7/2015 6:31:49 PM)
show user profile  Spear Chuck
The Michigan thing is an extruded spline with an outline for the inner white stroke line, not bitmap .psd

It needs to be weathered up a bit

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9/7/2015 6:05:14 PM (last edit: 9/7/2015 8:25:18 PM)
show user profile  FX
"Or better yet, FX can probably find one that's already been made."

..and as if by magic.....

You can do something similar with Rayfire Trace function too:

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9/7/2015 6:12:41 PM (last edit: 9/7/2015 6:18:24 PM)
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