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Old 18-11-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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Question Making ornate engravings

I am modeling a lamp and other accessories that have ornate engravings. I was wondering what the best techniques to get these results and how to go about doing such techniques. Toss me in the direction of a tutorial or something; I am lost so absolutely any help would be greatly appreciated.

The project has no poly limit, and I am using a mix of sub ds polys, and nurbs.
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Old 18-11-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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The best thing to do there would be to make a displacement map or possibly even just a bump map in an application such as photoshop, or a 3d sculpting program like zbrush or mudbox. Check your help files for info on bump and displacement maps.

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Old 20-11-2007, 01:28 AM   #3
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is there anything i can do with curves, or something?
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well of course you could model it with curves and lofts or extrudes of nurbs. this kind of object Id model in polys tho. but like bendingiscool said you could also use zBrsuh. this might be easier since you can just use a hightMap or just z-paint it ZB and export a higer resolution geometry from zBrush into maya.

nurbs modeling might be a mess here.. at least for me.
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ok, thanks for the help guys
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i would suggest just bump mapping it or using displacement map because It'll be save you a lot time and probably give you the same/simlar result as if you were to actually model those details using nurbs or poly.
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