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I have a cube, and I would like it to have a text inscribed in it, so the text would be in the cube but we could see it. Is it possible to do this?

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Do you mean like this? –  David Aug 4 at 12:52
    
Yes, like this. –  Eko Aug 4 at 13:26

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You could also use Knife Project.

  • Subdivide the face you want to be engraved (knife project needs some geometry)
  • Place the above the face.
  • Select the text
  • Select the cube (must be active object)
  • Change to Edit Mode
  • Click Knife Project
  • Extrude the selected faces (in or out)

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There are plenty of ways to do this:

1.) You could apply a texture of a text, and use it as a displacement in the displacement modifier.

2.) You could create your text with blender text (add some thickness to it), then tessellate it so it becomes a mesh, and then apply a boolean operator on your cube with the text (depending on, if want it inscribed or extruded appearance).

I would recommend (2.) as it involves much cleaner operations.

Here is a quick workflow, for different results use a different boolean operator.

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