Taking typography off the page and hand-crafting letterforms using non-digital scupltural materials and textures is very popular currently.

Here Polish graphic designer and illustrator Peter Tarka looks at how to model, light, compose, texture and arrange 3D type that looks like it’s made of gold. You’ll see how to model letterforms with the Sweep Nurbs tool and to mix together different styles of letterform in 3D. You’ll also learn how to create advanced materials and a render using the V-Ray engine.

Here you’ll find the overall scene file and golden material you’ll need for the perfect gleam. Peter’s also kindly given you the hi-res final artwork.

Time to complete

1 day


Cinema 4D R11.5 or higher, V-Ray, and Photoshop CS2 or higher


Files for this tutorial are downloadable from here

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