I want to add text, not GUI

I want to add text for my upgrade menu, but the intro to the menu is a door that slides up. I was planning on having my text there when the scene starts, but the only text I can find is GUI text. I don’t want to use GUI text for this scene. How do I use text that is not GUI?

The other kind of text is 3DText (aka “TextMesh”.) It lives in the game world – position it on the door the same as you would a decal plane.

An odd feature is 3DText always shows through everything else. Often, you want that, but you can find in UA how to prevent that (use a modified shader – not as hard as it sounds.)