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
    Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 3:59


This is all you need to do. Convert with this tool.

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    Hi Doby, could you please explain a bit more what we'll find behind the link you provide and why it answers the question? That way, your answer is still of value in case the link breaks at a later time. Link rot is the main reason we really dislike link-only answers here. Thanks for your effort and keep contributing!
    – Welz
    Commented Jun 9, 2017 at 17:55

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