Text set smooth is full of triangles

Help.

When I set smooth my mesh created from text or illustrator file, all of the triangles in the mesh are visible and distort the surface. I want to keep the shiny, reflective, gold look, of the set smooth object.

What do I need to do?

In Edit mode use W >> Remove Doubles. Then J to join as many tris into quads as possible. Cambo (search for his profile, or look in the Python forum) has a script to convert tris to quads.

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~cpbarton/ideasman/
about 2/3 down the page
I beat fligh% to a link :o
cambo has some realy good stuf on this page. I look at the scrips here alot as I am trying to learn python.

thanks for the link and tip, i’ll check both out…