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Freakydude

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#1 10 years ago

Hi everyone, I'm not sure where to put this thread but here goes. I was wondering what font you guys usually use for Federation ship registries. I've been using Arial Black but it is always too thick. Thanks.




laguardia528

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#2 10 years ago

there are special federation fonts. just do a google search for star trek fonts and you should be able to find them. thats how i got mine. if you cant find them, ill just attach the ones im using to another post.




Freakydude

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#3 10 years ago

Thanks very much. I Googled for about 10 minutes and have finally found myself a wonderful registry font. Thanks for the help. I'm gonna try these out now. Edit: Just to clarify, I've got as a font "Starfleet Bold Extended BT". From what I've read, this is what people usually use. That or "Millenium" which should be the same font. Am I getting this right?




Freakydude

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#4 10 years ago

Ok, another problem. I've found the registry font but now I can't find the name font. What I mean is I've found the font that I can use to type in "NCC-1701" but now I'm not sure what font to use for "U.S.S. ENTERPRISE". It seems they're not using the same font for both.




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#5 10 years ago

I got a set of fonts from a friend recently that has several federation, klingon and other race fonts in it. But the one I use most is "Federation Starfleet". I like it because it allows me to do multi-colored text. I recently started doing registries in max instead of photoshop because it seems less limiting. Here is an example of a screenshot I sent to DJ after he gave me some pointers in the whole max process. Btw, the guys over at BCC really are the pros at this stuff. And they're always happy to help.:cool: SC_184.jpg




Freakydude

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#6 10 years ago

Cool. I could head on over there and take a look. After seeing your pic, it looks like you use the same font for the name and the registry. I guess all I have to do is write in in a bigger font. You've been a great help. Thanks!




luke9511

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#7 10 years ago
MScott;4376449I got a set of fonts from a friend recently that has several federation, klingon and other race fonts in it. But the one I use most is "Federation Starfleet". I like it because it allows me to do multi-colored text. I recently started doing registries in max instead of photoshop because it seems less limiting. Here is an example of a screenshot I sent to DJ after he gave me some pointers in the whole max process. Btw, the guys over at BCC really are the pros at this stuff. And they're always happy to help.:cool: SC_184.jpg

if you dont mind me asking whats the difference in doing the Registries in max than in photoshop? i ask cause i always had trouble doing the Registries in photoshop




MScott

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#8 10 years ago

In max you create a model of the text, then UV map it and apply the material. After that you make a render and save it. Take that into photoshop and remove the background and paste the transparent image as a new layer on your saucer texture(or whatever). The reason I like max is because you can move, scale and modify things easier than in photoshop. I'll make a tutorial covering the whole process later on today.




luke9511

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#9 10 years ago
MScott;4378988In max you create a model of the text, then UV map it and apply the material. After that you make a render and save it. Take that into photoshop and remove the background and paste the transparent image as a new layer on your saucer texture(or whatever). The reason I like max is because you can move, scale and modify things easier than in photoshop. I'll make a tutorial covering the whole process later on today.

cool, im in school for game design so i know a little bit about max, but im really gonna have to try this after i get off from work tonight