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Create draft angle on extruded text

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weim

Does anyone know how to create a draft angle on extruded text in max? I've played with taper modifier but this doesn't work individually on the letters or in the right plane for that matter.

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Cad64

Instead of Extruding the text, try using Bevel. This will extrude the text and give you control over the taper angle.

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weim

Excellent suggestion, worked a treat! Any way to put a small radius on the tapered edge in max?

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Cad64

After you Bevel the text, (while the polygons are still selected), hold down the Ctrl key and click on "Edge" to convert the Polygon selection to Edge selection.

 

You may need to do a little cleanup to deselect any connector edges on the top faces of the text so that only the edges are selected.

 

With only the edges selected, click the "Chamfer" button and set the size of the chamfer and the number of Edge Segments you want to create the radius.

Chamfer.jpg

Chamfer2.jpg

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weim

Once again thank you for the top and accurate tip.........

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