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How To 3D Print Text

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Need a new name tag or a cool 3d logo? All out of magnetic alphabet letters, or play letters for your kid? You can now have all of these things and more with this tutorial. I will teach you how to print off all of the sentences you want, and any font that you have on your computer. In this tutorial, I will being showing you how to do this using the 3d animation program, Blender. Blender is free and can be downloaded here: http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

If anyone wants my .blend file or if they have any questions, feel free to email me at tjam.co@aol.com

I hope that you are satisfied with my descriptions, pictures, text, and other stuff. Cool. We're all good? Great. Lets get started!
 
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Step 1: Start A New Project

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Open up Blender and  go up to the FIle tab. Click on New, and then click again to confirm. This should clear all the settings and place a blank cube in the center. If nothing happens, it is because the default settings are already set up. Now we move on.

Step 2: Delete The Cube

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The next thing that you have to do is delete the cube that is in the center. To do this, right click on the cube. This should make the cube outlined in yellow. If not, right click again. Next, press "x", and click to confirm. This should delete the cube.

Step 3: Insert A Text Mesh

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Next we will insert the text or letters you wish to print off. Press "Shift" + "a" to bring up a list. Move your mouse down the list until you find the word "Text". Click on it. This should place the word "Text" on your screen. Click the scroll wheel on your mouse and move the mouse to center the text on your screen. If you are not using a mouse, use 3 fingers on your trackpad.
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