Over the past 4 Years I created roughly 10,000 Enamel Pin and coin designs. During this time I had to use rather basic Photoshop effects to render out the beveled metal look in pins. A Process that was left to us by the founders of the company. During my time there I gained skills in 3D by taking courses and boot-camps in my free time. Since day one I knew there had to be a cost effective and efficient way to use 3D tech to gain the results needed.
While working on a system to help me create better looking UI elements, like buttons, badges and emblems I stumbled onto the solution. So I developed this pipeline in the late hours of night whenever I had free-time after work. Taking advantage of real time graphics used in the gaming industry and reverse engineering a bit of 3d texturing programs here we are.