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Etch text into a curved object

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Trying to make stone look like it is engraved,

I found this tutorial that looks to be exactly what I am looking for except the text is extruded. I need it to go in the opposite direction, in instead of out.


Any help is appreciated.


Thanks Mark


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Probably best to look into displacement mapping, i.e. create a texture of your text, put it on like a label and then use the greyscale values to push it up or down, blurry image equals softer edges.

The above technique won't work going inwards.


You need a nice evenly spaced mesh for displacement, ideally. Sometimes you can get away with it if not. All in the manual.



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  • Thanks,


    I figured it out, I had the object duplicated so i could not see the text being etched. 


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