If you start with basic extruded text:
Then you add a rounding bevel on it you can bubble it out like this:
But of course this makes the text much bigger so the letters are all fat and bumping into each other.
Is there any way to apply a "rounding"/bubble effect to the front facing aspect of the font without making it giant and fat like this?
For example, if I apply a negative bevel I can get:
Which is sort of what I want - the outline of the font is the same but there is now a 3D effect to the surface. Problem is it's a sharp bevel effect and I want a smoothly contoured one.
Is there any way to get a bubble effect without changing the contour of the text?