In this article we are going to see how to create 3D text in Blender, for that we are going to use a font obtained from the internet, you can download one or use one of those found in the System Fonts folder.
In the following video you can see the procedure to make 3D text in Blender.
Procedure for making 3D Text in Blender
In my case I’m going to download a font from the “1001 Fonts” page. If the font you like is already installed on your system, you can find it in the path “Windows/Fonts/”. Make sure you know the location so you can locate it in Blender.
In object mode, press SHIFT + A and add a new text, as shown in figure 2. Then, with the text selected, press Tab to enter edit mode and write the text you want.
When we have a Text selected a tab appears where we can configure all the properties, we can see it in figure 4. Inside that tab we go to the Fonts section and click on the button to open (figure 5).
Using the explorer we look for the font we have chosen.
I’m going to center the text on “Paragraph – Alignment” (figure 7) and to make the letters 3D we go to the “Geometry” section and give a non-zero value to “Extrude”.
This makes the text now have depth, as we see in figure 9.
Convert Text Object to Mesh in Blender
When we finish editing the text we return to the object mode, right-click on the text and choose “Convert To Mesh”, this will make the text object become a 3D model.
In figure 11 we see the geometry of the 3D letters.