Embossed Text V1.0

This setup guide from www.3dnames.co will guide you through how you can create the following Embossed Text using our Blender file.

We have designed this download file to be used by anyone, and you do not have to have any knowledge of using Blender as long as you follow this step by step guide.

We have made this guide interactive, with checkboxes to tick off at each step, so you can keep track of your progress.

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You will need Blender Installed...

Please make sure you have Blender v4.0.1 installed on your computer, you can download it for free from https://www.blender.org/download/releases/4-0/ - this file was made using Blender v4.0.1

Interactive Guide - toggle the switch on each step to mark it as completed!

1. Open Blender File

Download the Blender file, extract it somewhere and open up the EmbossedTextV1.0.blend file in Blender, we recommend using version Blender 4.0.1 or higher.

2. Launch the 3D Names Panel

When you open the file - all you need to do is press the small play icon ▷ at the top - then in the 3D Viewport there will be a new Panel called "3D Names" - this contains all of the setup scripts to make this files effect work.

Step 2

As you can see above this is the new Panel that does all the hard work for us!

3. Edit your text

In this file there are 2 text objects you can edit in the viewport and press the "Tab" key on your keyboard to enter edit mode. Now you can type your own text, then press the "Tab" key again to exit edit mode. Use the "S" key on your keyboard to scale the text to the size you want. You can also use the "G" key to move the text around. Make sure it fits within the Red rectangle.

Step 3

In this example we have edited the top text to say "Your Text", and the 2nd text to say "you@website.com" - you can edit any of these to say whatever you want! If you delete either of them it will still work (do not delete both of them though).

4. Run Scene Setup

Once you have edited your text you now need to press the "Run Scene Setup" button in the 3D Names Panel. This part does all of the complicated setup of the shrink-wrapping of the embossed cloth over your text, it will also add the animation to the text. This can take a few seconds to complete. A console window will appear showing you the progress of each step and then close again once finished.

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5. Rendering

You can now render your scene by pressing the "F12" key on your keyboard. If you want to render the animation, press "Ctrl + F12" (or "CMD + F12" on Mac) to render the animation. Files will be saved to the "renders" folder in the same directory as the .blend file.

Step 5

Here is "Your Text" rendered using the default Red Leather texture.

6. Optional - Changing colors of the embossed texture

If you wish to change the look, you can do this easily using our 5 pre-made textures, choose from Red Leather, Black Leather, Gold, Silver or White cotton.

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"Your Text" as a video: