New tools

Posted in Tips & Tricks on July 7th, 2008 by The Cyberwolfe

Just a quick little teaser of the Camera Case project to show off a technique I just figured out – here’s the side panel of the case all carved up:

The new technique is the gridwork in the middle of the design. I purchased a couple of new shaders a while back, and this is the first chance I’ve had to play with them on a real design. I like the way it turned out.

The trick to using tools like this is all in the alignment – if you overlap them just a touch, it looks good. If you try to line the impressions right next to each other, you may end up with a thin line of material that isn’t stamped. As always, you gotta practice with it.