Below is an image of an imported SVG (of course it's the same SVG for both versions of Blender!) notice that 2.79b does a much nicer job of "extruding" the 2D shape and filling.

In both cases, extrusion depth is set to 0.0001m and no other settings are changed.

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Now, let's see Blender's 2.8x handling of the SVG:

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Really ugly! What's causing this difference? I can turn the Resolution Preview U in 2.8x down which makes the SVG look a little nicer.

In 2.8, the import initially looks like this in 2D:

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Why can 2.7x do something better than 2.8x can?!

I'm initially creating my SVGs by generating a PDF with LaTeX and then using pdftocairo to convert the PDF to an SVG.

  • $\begingroup$ Try changing/increasing the Preview resolution U. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ @atomicbezierslinger yes, decreasing the preview resolution to around 5 makes the object look nice again, as I wrote. However, increasing it makes it look horrible and 2.7x is only set to 12... I have a lot of SVGs and I don't particularly want to change U for all of them. $\endgroup$
    – smollma
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 18:57
  • $\begingroup$ What is the number of (Lot of SVGs)? Your comment is revealing something that can be in the original question. (Lot of SVGs ... rather than a few). Such info can be put in your original statement. If your objects can be selected or put in a collection you may be able to change all the values at one via the GUI. If you are adequately versed in Python and Blender you may write a script. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 19:04
  • $\begingroup$ You may want have an additional question. How do I change some value for all the selected items? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 19:05
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    $\begingroup$ Just dropped some cursive letters from Inkscape into Blender 2.82, I don't see any issue. Could you please provide the svg used in your question ? $\endgroup$
    – thibsert
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 19:12

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If you give yout text a more usable size (like x10) then Apply Scale, the problem disappears.

Looks like 2.8 viewport is less precise than 2.7 on really small numbers, probably for optimization purposes.


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