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So I have got my backdrop built and now I'm ready to construct a piece of text. So I am going to go to the Create panel and in the Shapes sub-panel, I have got Splines and you'll see Text is an object type. So I will select that and I can go ahead and enter in my text now and choose the font and then I can click in the viewport to create the text. I can actually put a carriage return in there too, put an Enter so I have a line break. And then I can choose any font that's installed on my Windows system.
So I have got some fun stuff in here. I am looking for one I've got called Timepiece. And just click in the front view to create the text. So now you see I have got a flat piece of text that's just made out of Splines. And as long I hadn't clicked off that object, I can play around with the parameters over here, like I can change the font and so on. The main thing I want to do is adjust the Leading here to move them closer to one another, and I also want them to be centered. I have got Kerning, which is the space between letters too. You can play around with that.
And of course I've also got the overall Size. So I am going to make this something like about 5 feet. I can also, of course, go to the Modify panel and do the same. You can make it italic. That's a fake italic that's just making it skewed over to the right, and adjust any of these parameters. So I've got some text and next we will add a bevel to it to make it 3D.
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