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I'm trying to make a model of a coin with numbers on its face.

Lately, I had to change the coin thickness but the problem is that the numbers just sink into it, instead of staying "glued" to its face.

Original: enter image description here

More thickness: enter image description here

Sure, I could manually move the numbers but I'd rather make it so that they always stay "glued" to the face.

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You could make your text out of a plane, use Shrinkwrap modifier to stick it to the surface, and then after that give it thickness with Solidify:

enter image description here

It's also possible to parent objects to vertices of a mesh. You need to select the object you want to be the child, the parent object, enter edit mode, select vertices you want to use and hit Ctrl+P:

enter image description here

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It would have been easier for someone to help if you could have attached your .blend file to your question using: https://blend-exchange.com/

I'm not sure if what I suggest is what you want to do. You have to convert the text to mesh for it to work.

I started with this setup: enter image description here

It looks like your second image shows the origin in the middle of the Z axis, similar to what this image shows: enter image description here

I used the method in this image to convert the text to mesh: enter image description here

My text is .4 inches high. I raised it .2 inches on the Z axis, so that the bottom was aligned with the bottom of the cube and the 3D cursor: enter image description here

I used the method in this image to move the origin to the 3D cursor: enter image description here

With this result: enter image description here

Then with these settings: enter image description here

I used G->Z to snap to the corner vertex with this result: enter image description here

Or, using this setting, I used G->Z to snap to the face: enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ I didn't know I could attach files, thanks! But the other answer seems easier to implement. $\endgroup$
    – Clueless
    Commented Apr 26, 2023 at 9:19
  • $\begingroup$ I'm glad that you got a solution. $\endgroup$
    – curious_1
    Commented Apr 26, 2023 at 10:50

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