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  • Question for Serge!

    Posted by Joseph M. morgan on May 23, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    How do I engrave into a 3D object in AE with Zax? I can do a cutout, but I want to engrave it.

    This is how I am doing it (keeping it simple for now)

    1) Rectangular bar (I’m using a reflective metal material, depth 20)
    2) Same size rectangular bar with shape cut out (same material, same depth)
    3) Put 2nd bar right up against first.

    This, though, leaves a line between the bars around the edges. how to I hide the line that splits the bars on the outer edges ( the engraving actually looks OK ). Is there a way to combine two objects to make them one, and then apply one edge profile?


    Serge Hamad replied 17 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Serge Hamad

    May 23, 2006 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Joe,

    Could you please show us your object? You could send me a pic or the aep without any media file if you don’t have a server.

    I could get back to you about hour.


  • Joseph M. morgan

    May 24, 2006 at 6:22 pm


    Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I have a day job not quite as fun a yours! 🙂

    I had to drop it in a wierd place, but get the aep file from here.

    I think I have them lined up perfectly, but still, the line. Of course, if I use any edge other than flat on the connecting faces, it won’t work. Still, though the edges are flat, I still get a line when the light is right.


  • Serge Hamad

    May 25, 2006 at 2:20 am

    Hi Joe,

    I had a look at your file. The problem is that the back side object has not the same height value then the engraved object. So, go back to illustrator and use the transform menu to alter the value and match your engraved object.

    Does this help?


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