Hey, I started working on this kinda funky 3D graffiti/typography. I’ve got some cool ideas as to how I can animate it, but I’ll have to do a little bit of learning before I can achieve those ideas.
I think I’m going to model a simple underground subway station scene for it to sit against, or maybe a warehouse. In both cases it will be mostly a white background with heavy fluorescent lighting.
To make the model I created a simple segment and used an array modifier with a curve modifier, extruding the curve until the typeface looked alright, and then pushing verts on the curve to avoid intersection of the “band.”
I want the color gradient texture to run along the length of the band (so each letter is R/O/Y/G/B/V, ish.) I’m not very good with texturing/unwrapping so I’m gonna have to look a little more in to that, unless anyone can tell me a simple way to do it with this kinda of a shape. The texture is a 5000x1000 pixel gradient.
I also rendered a short little rotating view so you could see the shape a little better, sorry for the low resolution.