For Richard’s name plaque I wanted a dimensional waving checkered flag. There’s lots of ways to accomplish something like this in EnRoute but this is the easiest I can think of. It used the distort tool. I started with a bitmap from the TEXTURE MAGIC COLLECTION. I then drew a rectangular vector, carefully lining the corners of the rectangle with the squares of the bitmap.
I then used the vector to create a flat relief.
I then modified the relief by applying the bitmap. to the relief using the add to command. Black does nothing, the white raised by the value inputted.
I then selected the relief and opened the distort tool. I used the nodes to wave the flag.
Then I created a new flat relief using the letter outline vectors.
I went to the front view and nudged it into position vertically using the up/down keys as indicated by the line (see arrow)
Once everything checked out I merged highest with the base relief.
Lastly I modified the base relief by adding the letters using the dome tool.
Another name plaque was ready to tool path and send to the MultiCam.
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