Wrapping extruded text to an arc/curved surface

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Dec 21, 2021 Dec 21, 2021

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I've extruded some text that I'd like to wrap to an arc/curved surface. Is that possible? If not, what would be the best way to do this?

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Check out youtube, there's a whole bunch of vids of people doing something similar...

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Can you perhaps show an example or a sketch of what you want to do?

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Sure...I've attached what it looks like in some CAD software...not sure how clear it is visually, but imagine this wrapping around a sphere.

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For this result I would first create the arched text (depending on whether you want to distort it or not, use text on a path or envelopes)

Then make the extrusion.

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The problem is...the arc doesn't follow the baseline of the type. It would follow the arc of the circumference.

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something like this...

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This can't be done easily in Illustrator 3D

meaning: it cannot be one 3D object. Needs to be several: each letter in its own extrusion.

meaning: you won't be able to edit it easily.

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