The ‘S’ letter sample is one I’ve done before. This would be a little larger upgrade. The file was built entirely in EnRoute. We started with a vector of the letter ‘S’. But the background is to be some knarly driftwood and we wanted the ‘S’ to have a Pirates of the Carribean kind of feel.
The ‘S’ is the next task. I first created an outline 0.2″wide.
I then made a flat relief. The height is arbitrary but I used a value of 0.5″ tall. I created a separate relief and then modified it using a circle vector. The dome angle was the same as I used to create the woodgrain panel.
When I rendered the piece it was obvious that the letter border relief was a little low. I simply went to the front view and then adjusted things with the up/down keys until I was happy.
Then it was time to MERGE HIGHEST to make the two relief one.
The last step was to create the letter ‘S’ I used the bevel tool with a 15 degree angle and a 0.15 base. The jagged vectors I drew created a wonderful faceted look to the letting.