3D Text

With Adobe Substance 3D Stager you can create 3D text using any font on your system.  Change the appearance of the text with extrusion and bevel properties.  3D Text is parametric, meaning it is generated by Stager, so textures and materials will always look correct.  3D text can be positioned in the scene, and other 3D objects can be added to create a final composition.


To create and edit 3D text

  1. Browse to Assets > Starter assets > 3D text.  Click the text object to add it.
  2. Go to Properties > object to edit the text, extrusion, and bevel settings.
  3. Go to Properties > material to apply and edit the appearance of the text.

Properties

Text Properties control the text engine settings like what display text, font, and spacing settings to use.

Bevel Properties control the stylistic treatment of the text edge like rounded, sharp, or outlined edges.

Text properties

Text

The display text to use.  Press enter on the keyboard to insert a line break.


Font family

The font family used to create the 3D Text object.  Stager will display from all fonts installed on your system. Fonts in the same family will be displayed in a group.

Use favorite to set fonts to use with the favorite filter.


Font style

Select a font style from the current font family, such as italic, bold, narrow, or other variations. Not all font families support multiple font styles.

Character spacing

Uniformly changes the horizontal space between all characters in the 3D Text object.

Line spacing

Uniformly changes the overall height between lines for 3D Text objects that have multi-line text inputs.

Alignment

Controls the distribution of lines and characters relative to the pivot.

Size

Adjust the vertical and horizontal size of the 3D Text object, measured in scene units. Changing the size does not impact the depth of the text.

Depth

Controls the depth of the 3D Text object. This does not affect additional depth caused by bevel effects.

Bevel properties

Bevel

Determines if the edges of the font should use the bevel settings. 

When disabled the edges of the font are square-edged.


Bevel Style

Determines which style of edge treatment to use when bevel is enabled.

Classic

Round

Convex

Step

Convex outline

Round outline

Square outline

No bevel

Width

The bevel's thickness, measured from the outline of the text to the centerline of each glyph as 0-100%.

Angle

The bevel angle, measured from the base of the glyph to the edge of the bevel as 0-100%.

Repeat

Controls the number of times the bevel is applied across the width distance, from a range of 1-10.

Space

Controls the amount of space between each repeated bevel, as a range from 0-100%.

The depth of the bevel - how far it extrudes away from the base of the text - is automatically controlled based on the other properties. For example, increasing the bevel angle or the number of repeated bevels will adjust the depth automatically to retain the width and angle settings.

Materials for 3D text

3D Text objects have material regions defined for the face, back, sides, and bevel areas of the text.  The regions will be preserved even when changing the text and bevel properties.


Stager generates new surface area when changing a 3D Text object's shape with its properties like depth and bevel settings. Your materials will adjust their position but not stretch.

Changing the shape of a 3D Text object with the transform tool will apply as a modifier on the entire object, stretching materials and features like bevel edges. 

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Supported languages and scripts

Stager supports rendering glyphs for most languages. See below for the full list. Scripts glyphs can only be displayed when the font in use supports that language. If you input a character not supported by your current font, it will display as a null character.

Stager supports text input in the following languages:

Latin

Indic

South East Asian

East Asian

Middle East and North Africa

French

Hindi

Thai

Chinese Simplified

Arabic *

German

Marathi

Khmer

Chinese Traditional

Hebrew *

Spanish

Gujarati

Sinhalese

Korean


Dutch

Gurmukhi

Lao

Japanese (basic) *


Italian

Malayalam

Burmese



Portuguese

Kannada

Indonesian



Norwegian

Telugu




Swedish

Tamil




Russian

Oriya




Bulgarian

Bengali




Serbian





Ukrainian





Greek





Vietnamese





Polish





Turkish





*Languages are supported for rendering, but the layout is left to right only.