For some reason, not many fonts work in Cinema 4D, so you have to use illustrator. Here is a text tut.
00. Make a document same size as finished render. Just to keep everything consistent.
01. In Document mode set the project as RGB
02. Don´t have fill, stroke or styles. A client once gave me a illustrator 3D extrude file to work with, and it was a hard job to clean this up all the paths you get when you import it to c4D.
05. Center text in center of the document to CMD + X CMD + V.
06. CMD + R to reveal ruler. Drag from corner to center to reset the ruler. Use the transform handles to the text as a guide
04. Convert the font to outlines
03. Cinema only imports illustrator files saved for illustrator 8, When you choose save as you will get this option
In Cinema 4D
01. File- Merge objects
02. Hit OK on the window coming up
03. If you use illustrator 5. Got to attribute manager in Cinema 4D, and set the position X Y Z to 0
04. Add a Extrude NURBS, make the text a child of the extrude nurb.
05. In Extrude NURBS- object properties, select Hierarchical.
06. Done! for good looks add Fillet Cap under Caps. A nice one is Steps 3, radius 1.
07. In the object tab under Attributes adjust the depth for the text under movement.
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