My wife loves hymns. As a gift, I made here a replica of the oldest known copy of Martin Luther’s hymn, “A Mighty Fortress.”

I uploaded a jpeg of the image into Vetric’s Aspire and used the bitmap tracing tool to create vectors that I could edit.  I used Aspire’s drawing tools to clean up the musical staff, notes and other notations. Using the node editing feature, I was even able to recreate Luther’s signature.

I replaced the handwritten verses in the original with an easy to read German font. Last, after researching a number of English translations, I included one I thought was closest to Luther's original meaning.

Vetric’s Aspire software comes with a library of 3D models. I selected the “Open Book” model and applied the 2D music and text onto the 3D model and distorted them to mimic the flowing shape of the pages. I then created the tools paths and applied them to the model surface.

It’s amazing what you can do when you, Unleash Your Creativity.”

March 08, 2022 — Keith Havens