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I realize this sounds dubious ... possibly a bug... probably user error.

When I add a new font to a blender project that came with pre-packaged font it causes the BI animation rendering to crash Blender.

The message in the upper left says, 'Frame 1 ... Raytree Building', then Blender exits with no further warning or error message.

blender render error

... on tinkering around a little more it's a specific true type font that I just imported ...

Any guidance would be appreciated.

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  • $\begingroup$ Does it happen with any font or just specific ones? $\endgroup$ – Ron Proctor Sep 15 '17 at 1:01
  • $\begingroup$ A specific font, others are fine. $\endgroup$ – Stephan Luis Sep 15 '17 at 8:15
  • $\begingroup$ I got it to work, certain fonts are 'acceptable' in blender ... generally those with ligature, a connection between the letters, will not be supported. I can answer my own question with a citation from blender.org along with a link to fonts that are acceptable. $\endgroup$ – Stephan Luis Sep 15 '17 at 20:34
  • $\begingroup$ @StephanLuis I reopened it answer away. $\endgroup$ – David Sep 15 '17 at 20:58
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    $\begingroup$ @StephanLuis please write an answer to your own question. Others with a similar problem might find it useful. $\endgroup$ – user1853 Sep 16 '17 at 6:17
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Answering My Own Question:

Blender is short on official documentation ... it appears that free type fonts are supported and of those Blender can be picky about fonts with ligatures, or connections between letters.

So far all the fonts from http://www.dafont.com, recommended on that site, that I have tried worked. That said I've only tried 4 that were very close to the original.

With that information I've been able to BI render the animated title sequence.

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