I'm trying to convert a text to a mesh in 2.8. I see that in 2.8 the ALT + C command no longer exists, I did find the feature under the "object" tab though.

When I hit the convert command it does not convert, but a pop-up appears showing the command options. It seems that there is no way to apply it to the text.

Any ideas?

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The conversion is done right away when you use Object > Convert to > Mesh from Curve/Meta/Surf/Text. If you enable Keep Original in the last operation panel, the original text object will be kept and a new object is created for the mesh version.

Keep original

If you disable Keep Original the original will be removed and you only have the mesh version in your scene.

Don't keep original

The outliner indicates the object type with the green icon behind the name.

  • $\begingroup$ After reading your answer I realized that the text I was trying to convert to a mesh was letters that I had made so it was already a mesh. I did, however, apply a re-mesh modifier to clean up the edges I used to make the letters. ;-) $\endgroup$ – BlendweMS Aug 24 '19 at 5:46

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