I’m relatively new to Blender but have gotten to know the basics and I absolutely love it. I’m still learning and it’s such a sense of reward when I do something new every time. But I have stumbled across a problem I don’t know how to solve, and I’m reaching out to the helpful members of the community, hoping for a solution. Here goes:
I have a small 2D picture of a viking helmet (I will post pictures up when I get home as I’m currently at work).
I also have some 3d text that I’ve created - “Nordic Gainz” - lets just say this text is plain and I want to apply a concrete texture later on.
I want to attach the viking helmet to one of the letters, specifically the ‘o’ in ‘Nordic’.
Question: How do I simply attach the helmet picture to the ‘o’ so that it looks like the ‘o’ is wearing the viking helmet?
I managed to import the picture of the helmet, make it 3d, and position it so it looks like it’s resting on the top of the letter ‘o’. But this isn’t what I want, I want to make it look like the ‘o’ is wearing the helmet and thus I assume I need to somehow make the two become one.I really hope someone can help. Thanks in advance and I look forward to answering any questions anyone has.
Thanks @starplayer. I did think this but thought there might be a way to attach the helmet to the text in some way.
OK. So. My next question, then, is once I have combined the helmet with the letter ‘o’ - what do I do next. Assuming I should simply import this image (as it will be 2d) into blender… and then model it and turn it into 3d?
I’m not sure what is the end result you are after, but if you’d render the 3d text, import the image in a 2d program, and merge it with the helmet, it would be done. You would have an image of the text with the helmet on the O.
If you want to model the helmet in 3D, I see no reason for joining the pictures in 2d first, unless I’m not understanding something.
So an update, the ‘o’ I want the helmet to be on is the ‘o’ in this picture. And this is the helmet I want (I will design an image exactly like this this myself, and it will be the bit smaller than the size of the ‘o’.
No, no, no. Sorry. Maybe I didn’t make myself clear. Apologies.
I can make the helmet so it’s extruded, just like the text. So really… it’s more 2d with depth of field. Then… I’d like to attach, or join, the helmet to the ‘o’ and apply the same colour and textures to it so it’s all one word.
I’d like to know how to make the 2d image into a 3d rendered object so I can simply place it on the ‘o’. I have a feeling this would involve turning the helmet into a mesh and simply play around with the vertices ?
Which renderer do you intend to use?
If the viewing angle allows, just use an image format with transparency and leave only the helmet opaque. Then map it to a plane and position it in front of the letter:
WOW!!! @Ikarishinji!! That is AMAZING!!! This is EXACTLY what I want but with the font in the picture I posted above, and the helmet picture. Can I get you on skype or something so we can talk? This is truly amazing, and exactly what I was looking for!!!
Maybe I should look for a viking helmet of similar properties as the one you have used. I’d like to use it on this image:
WOW! This is amazing! Especially with the ‘o’ and the skull picture!!! completely amazed! I am so grateful! And I really hope I can do this myself now!
So because I’m only basically skilled using blender… I’m assuming I just go into my blender text file that I created (the orange one)[in Cycles Render], then download the above file (textures pack), import it into blender and just move it around?
I’d really like to know the steps you took to do this. Do you do tutorials ? lol you have such a knowledge for this stuff I’d love to learn from you! Maybe make a little youtube video and just do it again and talk your way through it? 5-10 minute jobby? you don’t have to explain the whys on everything, just “Now i’m going to do this… and the do this… and change this… but I’m going to apply this because then that will happen… and then do this, and then that”. Just a suggestion.
Thanks again, you don’t understand how much this has helped me.