3D text Thank You for Wired Insider
by madsci1016, published
I was lucky enough to win my first TOM from a contest held by Wired Insider. http://wiredinsider.tumblr.com/ The contest was to find the 'Wired Maker' and it was co-judged by adafruit. See http://wiredinsider.tumblr.com/post/6496464550/announcing-the-wired-maker
I then proceed to give myself a crash course in 3D design using AutoDesk Inventor (free for students). This guy's video tutorial series is great: http://www.youtube.com/user/robcohee
Anyway so this is a Thank You to them for being awesome and hosting such a great contest. I encourage people to give their blog a check out. I am certainly a loyal reader!
I'm a little stumped by Inventor as it doesn't let you extrude text directly. I had to 'reverse emboss' it onto an existing 3D object, then 'cut extrude' another background 3D object to remove the one I had to create to emboss text. Kinda backwards it seems to me. Does anyone have a better solution for 3D text in Inventor?