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Any good tips or vids on how to make a nice sign with uplights for an office? i used polyline solids but don't like it and can't get the lettering to work and show on the sign. thanks

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How bad does it look ?  Do you have a special font in mind that I could help with ?

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let's just say it was very generic looking and not using CA to it's fullest potential. i tried to get in an elevation of the sign and apply lettering with rich text and that doesnt work. im going to google some images from CA and see.\

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You can convert the Rich Text to P-solids if you do it correctly.  Look for a tutorial by Yusuf.

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6 hours ago, ChiefUserBigRob said:

Any good tips or vids on how to make a nice sign with uplights for an office? i used polyline solids but don't like it and can't get the lettering to work and show on the sign. thanks

Can you post a concept sketch? what font, logo name, type of sign, elevated/yard/platform/surface mount?

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Not a sketch but here is an example i was thinking....font and name doesnt really matter to me at this point. While im caught up with my clients i like to practice new stuff in my downtime.

 

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You can create a sign without too much trouble if you're comfortable using a graphic editor like Photoshop or The Gimp. The example below was created using Chief tools - millwork for the posts and polyline solids for the board - and using The Gimp to create the diffuse, bump, and normal maps from a picture I found online. The picture was low-resolution, so the result isn't the best, but with a higher resolution image you could get much better results.

 

Rendered in Chief:

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Rendered in Sketchup:

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23 minutes ago, ChiefUserBigRob said:

Thats pretty good rlackore!

You can get some pretty powerful stuff done in 10 minutes when you learn your photo editing software's..this took 10 min tops:

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3 minutes ago, ChiefUserBigRob said:

Are these pics using jpegs to create or is this all individual CA commands? They are cool for sure

Photoshop for mine, adjusted the distortion, select the main sign and cut the rest, fill with content-aware tool, spot heel as necessary, dupe the layer, change to monochrome, export both layers as diffuse and bump respectively. 

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You can also use Sketchup to do some 3D lettering and import it as a symbol into Chief. Here are a few examples I just did last week.

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