The redesign of the positioning of the signs meant we had to take another look at the sign design too.
I dud a search online and came up with a beautiful STL mesh file of a carousel horse. Buying this mesh file would save many hours of modeling. I bought it from www.3dmodelclub.com I've used their models from time to time and have always been very pleased with the quality.
I imported the model in EnRoute and sized it appropriately. I then merged it with a zero height relief and used the slice tool to take away the square zero height relief.
I then created the border around the horse and lettering. These borders wi=ould be used to create layers.
I then merged (Highest) the horse to the first flat relief.
Then I merged (highest) this border to the one underneath.
Adding the lettering was the last step. I used the bevel tool to modify the original base relief.
I used the slice tool to cut the relief into two layers. They were then positioned and tool patched before being sent to the MultiCam to be routed from 30 lb Precision Board. The resulting file turned out pretty cool!
The sign will now be glued up and then hand finished. Everyone is calling dibs on painting this little beauty. Stay tuned...