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ben83redfaction
07-06-2007, 08:06 PM
I'm looking to make office signs, Like a sign that says: "204" Or something. I have Maya 8 and photoshop cs. Anyone know where to begin? (I'd like to have the signs be 3d, in the sense that the numbers are raised compared to the plaque. What I really need advice in is skinning and how to export the model from maya into hammer etc etc...

Wanted Mod
07-08-2007, 01:06 PM
I'm looking to make office signs, Like a sign that says: "204" Or something. I have Maya 8 and photoshop cs. Anyone know where to begin? (I'd like to have the signs be 3d, in the sense that the numbers are raised compared to the plaque. What I really need advice in is skinning and how to export the model from maya into hammer etc etc...

First, you'd need to get SMD exporter for Maya at...
http://wildwestgames.planets.gamespy.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=387

Then watch this video tutorial...
http://www.thomashess.net/exchange/tutorial_maya_hl2_exporting.zip

Also, visit the Verc at the old Chatbear...
http://www.chatbear.com/unity2/4990/204,1117578174,7260/860084?v=flatold

Then learn how to uvmap your model in Maya...
http://www.etc.cmu.edu/bvw/fall04/uv%20tutorial/UV_Mapping_Tutorial.htm

Finally, read this tutorial on making signs......
http://www.myjanee.com/tuts/shapes6/shapes62.htm