Hi, I’m still quite the newbie here…

I’d like to create a 3-D solid where if you shine a lamp along the perpendicular axes, the shadow shows 3 different letters.

Something like what’s shown on the cover of Godel, Escher, Bach

I’m starting with a cube and trying to use the Boolean functions to subtract what I want, but it just doesn’t seem to be working.

Is there a better way of going about this?


Booleans are a good way to do that!!
Go to the Blender foundation and download the 2.25 demos.
There’s one Booleans file with a cube and text.
Remember that you must convert your text to Mesh!
Alt-C two times.

blender booleans do not work properly - hate to say it but try another program :frowning:

So is this why when I’ve been hitting the “Intersect” button, the program stops responding?

You really should be using the intersect button. Select your initial objects and hit W-KEY instead. Select the proper boolean operation from the pop-up. I’m assuming you’re running version 2.25.

BTW, ‘Gödel, Escher, Bach’ is one of my top-10 favourite books! I’d recommend it to anyone reading this forum… you’re smart enough to appreciate it! 8)


The Alt-C TWICE and the Wkey was exactly what I needed to know about.
Thanks again! :slight_smile: