Can I use blender to create and render something like the text in the image below? If I were to make my name, using this type of ribbon "font". How can I create these letters?

reference image of the text

  • $\begingroup$ If you see an answer that works for you, please accept it. $\endgroup$ Dec 20 '17 at 22:53

You can use a curve object that uses a second curve as a bevel object, and you can rotate the control points with Ctrl+T and move them in 3d space.

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    $\begingroup$ You can even make the text write itself on the screen by setting keyframes for the path animation start and end See: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/48126/… $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Nov 22 '17 at 15:55
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    $\begingroup$ Note that this can also be done without a bevel object and just extruding the curve. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Nov 22 '17 at 18:49
  • $\begingroup$ Bevel object allows to bend the ribbon inward to itself, straight extrusion doesn't. $\endgroup$ Dec 8 '17 at 12:52

You can use an array along a curve. This way you can easily rotate your ribbon. Like here

A perhaps more intuitive Alternative would be to just model a long stretched plain and add the solidify and subsurface modifiers. Like here


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