Are text objects solid objects or made up of individual vertices and faces that you can edit? Can it be converted into an editable object, maybe with the help of an add on? How about tracing it to make a new object?


Thanks John

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    $\begingroup$ Alt C is to hotkey for converting objects to curves or mesh. You will probably want a mesh. $\endgroup$ – Leander Mar 7 '19 at 20:24

It's made up of automatic tracing of a font. So it's its own type. To convert it into an editable object:

Select your text object. Hit Alt + C and select to either convert it to a mesh or a curve.

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  • $\begingroup$ It doesn't do anything in both object and edit mode. Does this also apply to 2.8? $\endgroup$ – BlendweMS Mar 8 '19 at 20:51
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know. I use 2.79. Alternatives to the hotkey are spacebar > "convert" or, as you mentioned in your own solution Object > Convert to > ... $\endgroup$ – Benedikt Mar 10 '19 at 9:56
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    $\begingroup$ If you're on a mac and don't have alt, you can go F3 to get the command search, then type in "convert" to get the same options $\endgroup$ – Darth Egregious Jun 15 at 19:05

I found the answer not by using a hotkey. This is for anyone needs to do this in the future. I don't know why the hotkey is not working because when you go to the function manually it has an underlined c which designates that the hotkey C should work.

In object mode select object > convert to > mesh from curve/Metz/Surf/Text.

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