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Old 31-03-2005, 10:38 AM   #1
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So i scetched up a logo with my nickname in it, and i wonder what the method of doing this in maya is, i tried making the letters with curves, but im not totally sure how to get a complete shape out of that.... any hints?
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Old 31-03-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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ok, use the cv curve tool, go to either side or front viewport, and then instead aof moving ur mouse for every point, click three times on one spot, then make the letter, if u want it straight, ir gonna have to click twice from the starting of the straght line...

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Old 31-03-2005, 02:59 PM   #3
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If you can scan your image then import it into Maya and assign it to a poly plane or image plane.

Use the curve tool to trace it. I usually use the top view. You may have to play with it in order to get the proper layout. If you have hard angular lines in the logo then set the curve degree to 1, if there are rounded curves use degree 3. When coming to a corver using degree 3 you will have to click once just before the corner, once right on the middle of the corner and one right after .

Once you have the curves set then you can use the Bevel Plus tool to make the actual geometry, this is a pretty simple was to do it. Look at the tool setting to change how the logo will look. If you have a letter "A" for example then you have to select both curves, the inside and the outside, before hitting bevel plus.
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Old 31-03-2005, 06:35 PM   #4
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that bevel tool was just what i was looking for, thx for helping =)
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If your version of Maya supports it you might try BevelPlus.

Go here to download a 4 minute demo avi...


http://home.comcast.net/~rmulawa/may...Text_final.rar
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:50 PM   #6
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hmm any idea what codec that clip uses? :o
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The clip was made using Camtasia Studio.

It uses the TechSmith Screen Capture Codec (TSCC). You can get a copy of it from the techsmith website.

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excellent, thanks

even learned where that poly count option was hidden too
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Old 05-04-2005, 06:08 PM   #9
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instead of having to trace all the letters with curves why not just experiment with the text tool under the create tab will mkae your letters and fill them for you too althouygh you need a font that looks something like ytu want shouldn't be too hard to find
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