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Old 02-04-2005, 04:57 PM   #1
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hey

need a hand with a small prob- not sure how to around it but i want to engrave text into a poly mesh, im modelling a d-link router just as an exercise, through texture mapping it does give a good effect but i want to see what it looks like when its engraved onto the mesh itself.

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Old 02-04-2005, 06:37 PM   #2
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Experiment with the text tool in the create menu then try giving the text depth then boolen it out of the object
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or you could make a displacement map

and if you want you can do a modify-> convert -> displacement to geometry, if you find it necessary to add it onto your geometry. (though i would just keep it as a displacement map)
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cheers guys, the text effect worked out better.
cheers for the assistance!
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