View Full Version : Noob question how to make face of a coin

08 August 2010, 03:45 AM
Hello, I"m relatively new to modeling. I've done some basic stuff but right now I need some help getting pointed in the right direction. I'm not sure which words to search, what I'm trying to do is basically make a cookie mold of sorts. 2 sides, a heads and a tails of a coin, with the faces embossed, so they protrude just like a normal quarter.

Can you point me in the right direction, tips on what to search for?

08 August 2010, 03:09 PM
if you want to create a coin, search up how to texture and UV map tutorials, would prob be easiest to use a image of the coin, diffuse and bump map for starters.

08 August 2010, 03:20 PM
Displacement maps will create geometry (unlike bump maps).
Naming he used software would it make easier to help.

08 August 2010, 03:28 PM
I'm trying to create something to be printed at shapeways, into a physical mold of sorts. In this particular case, I don't believe just having a bump map would work. The second post seems to be what I'm needing to do.

I have cinema4d, and that's the only program I am familiar with.

I really appreciate the help, I know it's a pain to answer such low level questions.

08 August 2010, 04:31 PM
Also normal maps if the application doesn't like displacement maps...

08 August 2010, 10:24 PM
Not a pain at all.
In Cinema 4d displacement maps are amazing!
@scrimski - Good call man!

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