Rik's Ramblings

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Making Text in OpenSCAD

OpenSCAD is a great tool for making 3D objects, but it's missing any way to quickly/easily create text.

I came up with a quick workaround:

  1. Use TinkerCad (https://tinkercad.com/) to create the text you need
  2. From the Tinkercad menus, select Design | Download for 3D printing to download an STL file of your text
  3. Use the STL to OpenSCAD Converter here to generate an OpenSCAD polyhedron from the downloaded STL
  4. Open or import the generated FromSTL.SCAD file with OpenSCAD
  5. Carry on with your work!


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