2D Text around a circle?


#1

I am trying to lay down 2D text around a simple circle. Is ShetchUp incapable of doing this?


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#2

Sketchup is a 3d modeller not a graphic design program and as such it doesn’t have a specific curved text option.
You can get a better result with 2d text by developing the text in an outside image editor and import the image as a texture.

Having said that there are several ways to produce curved text.
Chris Fulmers’ Shape Bender
Or
Fredo’s Radial bend, part of Fredo Scale, spring to mind.

Here’s a quick version of radial bend. But take note that you are bending it, not repositioning the letters in an arc.


#3

You can use a temporary line as an arc radius to position and rotate your 3D Text.
Notice in the image below the 3D text alignment is set to CENTER



#4

Thank you, Box. but it is a LOGO so I cannot distort the text.

Geo, I like that idea! I am going to play with it today. Thank you.


#5

@Geo can you explain exactly how to do this? What is a temporary line? What do you mean by arc radius? How does one use a temp line as an arc radius? (Does using as an arc radius mean that the text automatically conforms to arc?)

Thanks