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I am trying to convert extruded text letters to a low poly version (see image). I can extrude the text but even though I've been playing around with the decimate modifier, I haven't been able to get the desired results. I am still new to blender so any advice on how to achieve this look would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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    $\begingroup$ @MartyFouts: You can fix the image link by removing the ! in front of the link, just FYI. $\endgroup$ Sep 30, 2021 at 23:59
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    $\begingroup$ Hello and welcome. Instead of having users go through links and external sites please use the builtin tools to embed images in your post. See How to upload an image to a post? or GIFs $\endgroup$ Oct 1, 2021 at 10:36
  • $\begingroup$ @DuarteFarrajotaRamos: Using the built-in image tool does save your image to an external site: i.stack.imgur.com. But it still enables users to view the image directly on the post (visually equivalent of embedding it), if the correct image-link syntax is used. In this case, it wasn't correct, because it provided a link to imgur.com, not i.stack.imgur.com. $\endgroup$ Oct 1, 2021 at 15:55

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Once you've converted your letters to meshes, you can first display the wireframe in the Viewport Overlays panel:

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Then select your letter and in Edit mode, select alla and press X > Limited Dissolve to simplify the topology (set the Angle value in the Operator box):

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Then press CtrlT to triangulate the topology:

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You can also give your object a Decimate modifier/Collapse mode and play with the Ratio value:

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You can add some edges with the knife if necessary.

In Edit mode, go into the Select panel > Select Random, choose the Ratio value in the Operator box in order to select more or less vertices, and move the selected vertices on the Z axis:

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Here is the kind of result you get:

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