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aaronynx15
12-21-2009, 03:25 AM
Hey! If you know to solution to this, please help. I've tried everywhere! I need to create a 3d logo embedded into a plane in Maya, just like the picture bellow. The problem is, I don't know where to start! I have a nurbs curve of the logo, if that helps.

I've tried using displacement maps but they're too low quality. Any suggestions?

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4202503780_4b172f613c_o.jpg

Dare-o
12-21-2009, 06:03 PM
Do you have to use maya as the program? You could create a brush out of the logo in photoshop or whatever, use the brush in zbrush on a plane of geo, that should create the logo imbedded on a plane, export the plane of geo back into maya.

Harthorg
12-21-2009, 07:30 PM
You could try this plug-in for displacements.
http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/downloads/scripts-plugins/c/displaced


Do you need to smooth the mesh after youve created the indent? Booleans could maybe do it, but would create very ugly mesh.

Cheers

musashidan
12-21-2009, 09:24 PM
Are you creating a 32bit floating point displacement map?

gcr113
12-24-2009, 02:07 AM
Do you have access to Renderman for Maya? This can be done with CSG or Displacement quite easily if you do.

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