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