2
$\begingroup$

A sample file with dynamic text was created, and works fine. The same information was added to this working file, but when "P" is pressed, the text turns into a colored square. Here's a before and after pressing "P": Before "P"

After "P"

The next pic shows debug information confirming the text is being changed: Text change confirmed

In fact, this is the same with ALL the text in this file, static or dynamic. Obviously, I'm missing a setting somewhere. Any ideas would be appreciated.

I found this information on Recording number of checkpoints passed:

We first need to change the font, because the default font will not display in the game engine. (an answer by X-27) I'm doing research on that now.

Here's a screenshot of the AlarmBox with logic bricks.

AlarmBox with logic bricks

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ I've changed to several different fonts. The same problem exists. $\endgroup$ – Tom Feb 12 '18 at 17:06
  • $\begingroup$ Would you try to alt + c to convert to mesh? If that doesn't work, try to give it a positive depth, which can be very small if you need it to be, and then convert. $\endgroup$ – SilverRain Feb 12 '18 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ @SilverRain: Converting to a mesh wouldn't work in this instance, it needs to be dynamic so when the low- and hi-angle alarms are being set, the numbers will change. Having said that, there are other places I could use that information. Also all the text has been extruded a bit to give it some height. Thanks for your thought! $\endgroup$ – Tom Feb 12 '18 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ What do you say you upload the blend to blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com and I see if I can recreate the error on my end? $\endgroup$ – SilverRain Feb 12 '18 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ @SilverRain: 37.1mb size...still want it? $\endgroup$ – Tom Feb 12 '18 at 21:46
0
$\begingroup$

It looks like the background object is covering the text.

You need some distance between the text and it's background.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ In wireframe mode, I turned the image 90 degrees after I put the text in place to ensure the text was extended above the background.The text is well above the background. Just now, I even increased the distance between the two with the same result. Thanks for your input. $\endgroup$ – Tom Feb 9 '18 at 13:14

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.