With the locomotive now almost done it is time to work on the log car. It will sport a giant log with the name of the adventure golf on the side. The rounded log back and ends will be sculpted from fiberglass reinforced concrete. The face of the sign is to be routed from 30 lb Precision Board.
To create the woodgrain on the log I would use a sandblasted woodgrain from my TEXTURE MAGIC collection. The bitmaps are 11″ x 8.5″ at 300 DPI meaning they can be blown up considerably and still get good results. My sign face covered 4′ x 8′ and I would only be using a small portion of the bitmap. It’s marked in red below.
I first created a flat relief and the moved the bitmap over the relief, sized it appropriately and then entered a value of 0.2″ depth.
The lettering was then added to the base relief.