Instead of the example bellow I would like the debossed lettering to be smooth as if branded by letters made of wire, or half pipes.
Is this possible?
You might try this
Constant Radius Fillets the vertical edges.
Face Fillets sides to bottom.
Experiment with fillet radii.
One way could to add fillets to all the edges
I tried that but couldn't get all the way round the letters. Thanks.
Got it all the way round now but incredibly time consuming, and not exactly the shape I was looking for. Will keep trying.
If you can sketch them then you can also try sweep cut.
Looking at your image, it appears that you did the fillets in multiple steps, which led to some odd corners. Also you missed some edges. Since you are using the same fillet size for everything, you may want to select all the faces instead of selecting edges. This might be a little less tedious and produce a better result (if it doesn't fail).
I would think you could use the word font sketch as a template. Then trace some paths in the center of each letter for sweep paths, then create a bunch of planes and profile sketches. Or use the font sketch, or cut, as a template to draw the letters by hand with a lot less lines or edges than the font has. Use this simpler sketch to create a cut, after the previous cut is filled in, then toss a fillet or draft or other features at it. This new cut should be more friendly to fillets and such than cuts created from fonts with all of the little edges.
Yep, Tried that, did not work. Had to select face by face or edge by edge in what sometime seems an logical random method to get it to work.
Got it close enough. This is just for the money men to go ooh and aah and give me more money for the final mold anyway so doesn't have to spot on.
To add to Jesse Robbers idea, I would use a single line font then dissolve the font to sketch entities. Then take those and turn them into a spline using the fit spline to create a single path. Then use that to sweep your profile.
Thanks, this sounds the most effective, I'm going to try it.
I made this with simple fillets. The only thing I did different was to make the letters depth approx 1/2 the width. I was not sure what you were looking for at the ends of the "pipes", so I left them flat as you would expect a half-pipe to be. Turning off "shaded with edges" helps a lot too as the widths are not consistent so there are a few flat spots and overlaps in the curved sections.
Thank you Bryan.
That looks closer to what I want. I'll give your advise a try.
Yep, We have a winner! That's what I need it to look like.
Thank you kindly for you time.
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