Our electrician asked for a sign yesterday. As with most of the signs we have made, he had an existing logo to work with. We will translate this flat design into a three dimensional sign. This one will be a fun one!
I first manipulated the cord vetoers to give them the right curves.
Using the offset tool I created a second parallel line.
The parallel lines were then joined. The rectangular relief was created first.
I added a texture to the whole surface using a bitmap called splotches from the TEXTURE MAGIC collection.
The letter outlines ampersand were created as separate flat reliefs of different heights. I then nudged them into position vertically in the front view and merged highest with the background relief. The electrical cords were created as separate reliefs using the dome tool.
Once the separate reliefs were merged with the background I modified the relief by adding the domed letters.
Lastly I created the bottom lettering as separate reliefs, nudged them into place vertically and then merged them highest with the background relief.
The sign was ready for tool pathing and then to be sent to the MultiCam. It like all the others will be routed from 30 lb Precision Board. This one is a little different however as I will have the armature for the electrical cord welded back into the sign support structure. It is going to be fun!
Stay tuned to see how it comes together...