2) created 3d letters / words
I was looking thru my collection of Bryce content and noticed something about a product in the Daz store. The item is called: Psi City Sampler & SignMan 1-2 and can be found here http://www.daz3d.com/psi-city-sampler-signman-1-2 .
The componant called signman 1-2 was thrown in I imagine, mainly to complete the buildings but the product description suggests it can also be used for other things.
...SignMan 1-2 makes it possible to add names and logos to buildings and other things.
I haven’t had a chance to test to say how good it works or not or how easy it is to use or not. Nor can I compare/contrast it to elefont which has also been suggested but I thought I’d mention it here for what it’s worth in case anyone wanting to add 3D text to something might already have it.
Edit: Okay this probably won’t work for anyone looking to turn into 3D a particular font. All it appears to be is two different object libraries. One with a set of capitalized 3D letters from the english alphabet as well as some things such as .corp for making building signs and the other object library is a set of 3D numbers and common symbols. If you are wanting to have 3D letters from a particular font then look into the suggestion Horo gave of Elefont. If you don’t care about it being a particular font and just need 3D letters and numers then the item I mentioned above would work for you.