How to make 3D text for PDF In our previous article, we presented how to make 3D text for PDF with the help of the open source Sculpted 3D Text tool from OpenType 2.0. And also explained how we can use Ketchup to create some more 3D text for 3D PDFs. I made the text for the last PDF version of Misc. Tools. After the release of 2.0, we could share 3D PDFs with new typefaces and more 3D models were added to the archive. In this article we will see how to generate 3D text for an existing PDF, how to read 3D text and finally how to create the 3D text for an 3D PDF file via the free software Ketchup. Before getting started we should consider the prerequisites for making 3D PDFs. 1. Prerequisites Before you start making any 3D text for an open source PDF, make sure that the following prerequisites is met You need to have the Ketchup version of the open source 3D Text tool Ketchup 2017 How to make 3D text for an open source PDF — How to download and install Ketchup 2017 2. Import 3D text into Ketchup We can use the Ketchup app to create the 3D text for PDFs from the OpenType 2.0 fonts. You can download the fonts for 3D text here or through Sylvia Web Developer. You need to create a custom project first before you start editing the file. 3. Making 3D text We will create an image object using the included 3D Text file (.docx) (OpenType 2.0 font). The OpenType 2.0 font is very useful for creating 3D printed materials. The model in the open source tool has an interesting texture, and some interesting text to be made out of it. You will notice a few additional things that are included in the file. 4. Reading the 3D text You can open the .docx file in Ketchup, and it will automatically use your open source 3D text tool to create the 3D text.