So recently I came across this video which shows a simple 3D print that allows you blind emboss paper by hand.
I’m interested in the way they modelled the text. The text starts on the flat surface and then extrudes out in a smooth round way. If you look at the video at 20 seconds you can see what I mean:
A perfect example of what I’m trying to achieve is shown below:
Initially I tried extruding a letter with a taper. But the effect of this that the text is still flat on the top. See screenshot below:
I tried lofting. I offset the text multiple times and then moved each new offset curve into a position going out. But this had a similar effect to the taper.
Finally I tried trimming/exploding some of the text and then used sweep 2 rails which was more successful at creating the rounded shape from all sides including on top of the text (see screenshot below):
The downside to this option is that this only works with certain text shapes and also I had to add a surface to the bottom of the B before I could make a closed polysurface.
So I guess I was hoping someone would know of a way to do this? Thanks in advanced to anyone who answers. My file is attached so you can see the models I made from the screenshots.
Cheers.Bevelled letters.3dm (388.9 KB)