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I am trying to make 3d text in Sketchup but the font I want is not showing up. The font (Gotham) is loaded on my computer and I am able to use it in Photoshop, Word, etc but can't find it in Sketchup. I think it is a purchased font. Does anyone have any ideas why this font isn't showing up and how I can load it into sketchup?

Thank you for your help!

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Fonts for SketchUp layout need to be either True Type (TTF) or Open Type (OTF), but it seems that for 3D text SketchUp only supports TTF (and not OTF).

It seems like the Gotham package is usually sold in OTF, it's something worth checking just in case, but unless you have it in a different format you won't be able to use it for 3D.

I don't think it's legal to convert OTF to a different format, but if you are using it for a personal project or for learning, you can try an online converter like Free Online Font Converter to export it in TTF.

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One could also type it in Inkscape, for example, then convert to outline, then import that into Sketchup – DA01 Apr 11 '13 at 3:59

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