This tutorial covers how to create poly text step by step in autodesk Maya.
Step One :- To create the text, go to create(Tab) > text. _ To open the options Click on the box.
Step Two :- Enter your text .
Step Three :- To change the font style, click on the arrow next to font and _ ” select your favorite font.”
Step four :-
Type :- this is the type of geometry you’ll be outputting your text.
Trim- will output a NURB surface
Poly -will output polygons
Curves- output NURBS curves.
Bavel – output (poly) bavel style.
select “Poly” then select “Quads” also select “Count”
and set the “count” as per your require (by default it’s 200)
Step five :- Click on “create” to create your text.
after creating text output will be like as shown in image.
Step six :- To give your text a 3D look, go to “Polygon and Subdivision Surface Faces” by pressing (shortcut) “F11” then select all the faces of your text and extrude all faces by holding “Shift+RMB” (Right mouse buttom) >> “Extrude Face” again its a shortcut it saves lot of time , and move it forword (z axis(depends)
Good luck .