Bendy Bling Text in 3DS Max 2014

Posted by Johannes Tiner 1 year ago

I saw this awesome looking render over at Behance and just had to re-create it and show you guys! It looks sweet and is easy to do so everyone can follow along. Using some modifiers and some magic and poff, we have a winner. Let’s rock and roll!

What we will cover in this 3ds max tutorial

  • How to bend text
  • FFD modifier
  • Quadify mesh modifier
  • Lighting and rendering with Vray

Let the bling shine upon you!

I thought it could be nice to make a tutorial about bending some text, having your text bent or at least angled some will give you some really nice reflections vs having them all straight. You could also make some cool animation this way having the text go from being bent to going straight. the possibilities are endless…. right? yeah okey, maybe not but still, it’s awesome!

This tutorial would not see the day of light without Mohamed Reda. You should check out his fine work over at Behance.

If you want to grab the scene file, here it is!

  1. ctrlv

    thanks man, you are very generous

    1. You are very welcome :)

  2. Manhchat

    THanks JOHANNES, Love your tuts

    1. well thank you :)
      If there is anything you would like to see in the future feel free to comment about it :)

  3. rajdeep

    Big Thanks to you……………………………….. I love ur tuts

  4. Igor

    круто !

  5. Alejandro Arias

    Thanks very much.
    Excellent illumination.

    Thanks again for share the file the scene setup.

  6. rali

    what type of vray do you use ? when I add the plane light in vray, i don’t have the Targeted option. What should I use instead ? The simple target spot ? or target direct?

    1. I think they added the target in version 2.4
      You can always look at my Vray custom light tutorial to see how you can add your own target:

  7. tulextreme

    JOHANNES TINER that was a brilliant tutorial! Visually and on the learning side!
    Thanks again for sharing this knowledge with us all!
    Can i make a request?! How about a growing animated 3d comic type chat balloon that would pop from a character`s mind or something! That with those soft bodies Technics you teach on the other videos would be killer!

    Thank you again for this! All the best sir!

  8. prashant

    thanks alot johannes !

  9. Hannah

    Thank you Mr. Tiner!


    Thanks Mr. Johannes Tiner . Your The video named “Bendy Bling Text” you had uploaded is helpful for the 3d designer . Grateful to you Mr. Johannes Tiner.

  11. Raza Khan

    Great job Mr. Tiner, but when Im applying vray physical cam, the render is completely black. Can you plz guide me regarding this.?

    1. Johannes Tiner

      Hi Raza,

      This is because the exposure settings you have on the camera. Either play with the settings (f-number, shutter speed and ISO) or untick “exposure” to remove that feature.

      f-number, shutter speed and ISO all control how much light you get in the camera.
      But they also control som other things.
      – f-number controls the DOF.
      – Shutter speed controls the motion blur.

      If you dont care about the DOF or the motion blur you can just adjust one ( or more :) ) of the 3 until you get a correct picture.

      You should also set the white balance to Neutral, white balance is better to do in post ( photoshop, after effects etc ) if needed imo.

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