The Denver Workshop is now sold out. There is a great group of eager participants signed up for the workshop in Denver. Preparations are well under way and travel plans are all made. We are looking forward to a great time of learning! • Hackensack NJ, October 8-9 @ Multicam Technology Center • Anaheim, CA, December 3-4 @ Multicam Technology Center “The EnRoute workshop was worth every cent. The instructors patiently relayed, in detail, every aspect of EnRoute’s 2.5D, 3D, Rapid Texture techniques and the many other functions of Enroute
Cam is a returning workshop attendee. Last time I made him a riveted ‘metal’ panel. Cam is an engineer (among many other things) and so I decided to make him something techy this go around. The panel is relatively simple but I used a couple of tricks to add more dimension. I drew the piece entirely in EnRoute
It’s both challenging and fun to come up with a different name plaque for every attendee of our workshops. While there are some that are somewhat similar there have been well over two hundred original name plaques created so far. creating the name plaques has been a great exercise that sharpens my skills as a designer and using EnRoute.
For the next name plaque I wanted to achieve the look of a cast manhole cover. EnRoute’s drawing tools made this effect very easy. I first drew a long vertical rectangle and then used the duplication tool to make copies and space them perfectly. I duplicated the multiple rectangles, rotated them 90 degrees and placed them over the vertical ones. Then I used the combine tool
Caitlyn’s name plaque was next up. The typestyle I picked had some pretty sharp and thin ends. If the letters are routed this way the letters become pretty fragile. The solution is to thicken the tips up. For me the quickest way to do it is to draw new ends and then merge these new shapes with the letter vectors.
Andy’s name plaque is relatively simple. I created a circle vector using the drawing tools and then did the type and created an outline around these vectors. I selected the circle vector and created the base relief using the dome tool. I then imported the log end texture (from the TEXTURE MAGIC collection) and applied it to the relief. I wanted the lettering border to follow a similar contour to the domed relief so I used the offset tool to create a new circle vector
We’ve been busy for the last year working on hundreds of signs and features for the Scallywag Bay Adventure Park in Trinidad. Over the last six months we carefully packed those features into shipping containers and sent them on their way. Now, at last the onsite construction is set to begin. I travelled down to the Caribbean this week to oversee the final checks. The first order of business was to do a site survey, confirming all boundaries and forty-two critical points in the park in order to locate the buildings, rides, pools and other key features
We are getting excited about the Denver workshop and have signed up quite a number of eager attendees. There is still room but time is quickly running out. If you are interested please don’t miss out. Denver, CO VIP event Sept 16-18 Meet the EnRoute developers at this special 3 Day “EnRoute Pro” event in Denver, CO.