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Apply a 3D Extrude to your text with options like the following: The 1° rotation along the X axis should be insignificant enough that there will not be any noticeable distortion on the text. You'll end up with something like this: You can then use Object > Expand Appearance to allow you to manipulate the shapes to recolor, combine shapes, or whatever ...


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sure, just double click on the Blend Option tool and switch to [Specified Steps] and increase the steps the way you don't feel the curves anymore


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There are two ways to approach this, one free and one paid. Both expand the underdeveloped tools in 3DS Max considerably. Free: Soulburn Scripts : Edge Divider Paid: Rappatools 3 : Insert Verts I've made a screencast of both methods, hope it helps.


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If the horizontal piece (the one on the XY plane) is the plan of the egg shape then lose the verticals (the rings on the XZ plane), they're just confusing you. Draw a single line the long way across the flat shape. Now revolve the flat profile around that line as the axis. If that's not the plan, then make it the plan.


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I would say you actually want a 3d CAD application like (alphabetical order): Catia Creo Inventor Solidedge Solidworks ... The reason is that these are especially suited to do instructions for manufacturing. Because that's whet the manufacturing crew use. Their base primitive is not a polygons, and thus they are suited to do Boolean operations. Modern ...


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SketchUp is the simplest in terms of starting out with 3D, but will likely not produce the quality you are looking for if photo-realism is important. Cinema4D is probably the easiest to learn of the professional-grade 3D programs on the market but is rather expensive and still has a learning curve. If you are not willing to or don't have time to sit down ...


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If you are looking just for a 3D effect you can use Mark Dotto's technique! but in general you can find various effects just Googling "CSS Text Shadow effects". Some of the good ones on Design Shack! This is just for a quick use, but Alan's Answer is probably what you're looking for in terms of learning what and why some values are a good shadow.



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