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Questions tagged [text-object]

Questions related to creating and manipulating Blender Text objects. Text objects are useful for quickly creating 3D text by typing on the keyboard.

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Blender Game Engine dynamic text wordwrap

I want to display some text that change dynamically when I select another item. Displaying the text is working, but I'm wondering if there is a way to make the text multilines and/or wordwraping it so ...
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Can blender text formatting be set without bpy.ops?

I want to set some text for a render from the command line with a python script. I'm hoping to be able to set the formatting of that text. However: bpy.ops seems a clunky way to do so. I was expecting ...
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Text on a curve with consistent length

I have several circle curves that will have different text objects wrapped onto them. Each text object is a string of 64 random characters. The text should exactly fill the size of the circle without ...
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How to fix this text overlay problem?

The particles effect is overlayed on the text, what setting do I have to turn off?
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How to change text color with animation nodes?

Is it possible to change color of some part of text object? On image you can see a text object with 3 words inside (text different_color text). two words should be black color and middle word (...
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Hot to upload a new font (OFT) file into blender

I've designed a font in fontforge and now I need to put it to use. can someone tell me how I can install to font into blender !
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Show Normals of Text Curves

If I convert a text object to curves, there are no normals displayed for these curves in edit mode, even though 'Normals' check box is selected (both in 2.79 and 2.8[under overlays]). How do I enable ...
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Display text on 3d viewport [duplicate]

Is there a way to display text on the 3d viewport. (not text objects) After running a script I would like to display instructions on what to do next. I have tried this scrip and it works well.. is ...
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Round beveled text [duplicate]

Is there easy way of having a rounded bevel on text… ie like so… It was painful to model this on the text and when I added a bevel I got all sorts of bad geometry and had to rebuild it etc, like so… ...
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Engraving went Wrong

I dont know what happened the rest worked well but the main one didnt and its has done this weird glitch sort of thing.
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“convert to” is not there in my blender 2.8 version [duplicate]

In my blender 2.8 version the "convert to", which is present in Search option is not there. What should I do?
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How to properly apply text to a sphere [duplicate]

I'm trying to apply text to a basic sphere but I can't figure it out. I've applied a shrinkwrap modifier to the text, and have the target of the modifier be the sphere, but the effect doesn't come out ...
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Join text to object

I'm new to Blender and 3d and I have a question. I have followed a tutorial about chipping wood to a text animation. I.e it's a block of wood that gets chipped and then reveals a text in it. This ...
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How can I count the characters per line in text object?

I'm currently working on displaying paragraphs of text in blender, where I would like to have some control over how many characters are shown per line. To keep text readable I want to limit how many ...
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How to view OTF fonts?

Blender only shows TFF fonts, on all versions I've tried (Windows 10). The problem: When you add text (add>text), and you go to the font modifier tab, attempt to change font, and navigate to system ...
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Exporting rotations of selected objects to a text file

I am using this script which I got from the internet and it works perfectly for 2.79. Please could someone help adding selected objects rotation to export to the same txt file? In degrees.... Thanks ...
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Bake Animation Nodes text animation

Is it possible to bake an Animation Nodes animation that uses Trim Text and Text Object Output nodes? I've been following this tutorial to create a typewriter text animation effect. I eventually ...
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How to tie two tracking points and text

I can tie text with one point. I can track 20-30 points and build full scene, but it's to long. I need easy way to tie two tracking video points and text.
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How to animate translucency of a material per object individually?

I want to create a video with animated text in Blender 2.8 (beta). I have 3 words (individual text objects) of which the locations are animated with keyframes. They slide in next to each other. As ...
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How to apply a material to a selection in Text using Python

The Blender documentation explains how to apply multiple materials to various selections in Text: For example, to create Fig. Red Green Blue. you would need to create three separate materials and ...
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How can I get vertices as a .txt file in Blender 2.8? [duplicate]

I want to get all the vertices of a Blender object written to a .txt file. For example, a cube would have hte xyz coordinates of each vertex written to a text file. I'm not sure if this is possible, ...
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So I know how to add the bevel, but how can I color text like this?

I'm motion tracking text and I've made a text object with a bevel so how can i color the bevel to look like subtitles, also is there a way to do this without doing it for every text object. where i ...
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Using Wave Modifier instances in Animation node

In animation nodes is it possible to take an object data path output and run it with an instancer? I am trying to give a ghost type effect to the wave modifier on text. Throught the wave of the ...
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Hollowed text inside a solid

I am trying to make a word appear in the empty space of a solid cube. Very similar to the Marvel logo attached. How can I achieve this?
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Scripting: Converting Text object to Mesh object fails due to incorrect context (2.78)

I'm new to scripting in Blender, but after extensive googling and searching through the API, I've created the following script to create an empty scene (my default scene has no cube, light or camera ...
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Save text logo for external use

I've created a 3D text with no animation, just text, and want to use it in my OBS when streaming. I don't know how to export it from blender to add it to OBS. Any help or suggestions would be ...
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How do I convert 2D text into a mesh when alt c doesn't work in 2.8

How do I convert 2D text into a mesh when alt c doesn't work in 2.8 I don't understand why this happens maybe they moved the feature elsewhere because in 2.79 in worked fine for me...
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How do I get rid of these wrinkles in texts [duplicate]

Whenever I add a curve modifier to this text object, It shows these weird wrinkles in some of the letters. If anyone has a solution the solve this, that would be greatly appreciated. This is Blender ...
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Put a 2D dialog UI with typewriter effect on top of Blender animation

I'd like to reproduce the following effect, seen during the Isabelle reveal in Super Smash Brothers https://youtu.be/uZdDPcX3TxI?t=13 Basically just put a dialog UI overlay on top of my 3D animation ...
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Is marking and labelling topo points possible?

I have a topo surface created by using a a heightmap as displacment modifier which does a nice job as below. My question part A is can I add a marker (say like the circle, or it could be just a dot) ...
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Automatic text from file

Do you know how I can create text objects from a file or list like this? Text x y z abc 876 232 12 bcb 365 345 23 etc Thanks, Owen
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Select text object by name and change font via script

I'm needing to know how to access and change the font for a pre-existing text object. Everything that I have seen uses a new text object. I've tried looking at the bpy.ops.fonts structure, but can't ...
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Text script issue

I'm needing to generate a set of different texts each in their own font so that I can see which one would look best, something like this (have a whole bunch of fonts do do this with). I created a ...
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How do I type on a Bézier curve?

How can I get an effect like this? This is what I have right now: I'm trying to make the words follow the line so I can curve sentences downward. Credits: https://www.behance.net/gallery/60396931/...
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How to make a growing text animation?

I'm trying to replicate a text animation from GreyScaleGorilla (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMMNTaI4wD8&t=2s) but can't find the right way to do it in blender. I tried beveling the text, ...
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How can I make a non-handwriting text appearing like if someone writes it?

I followed this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y59O7wunijo making a text with a Grease Pencil and then converting it to Bezier curve so I can control the text appearing by tweaking Bevel ...
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Changing object show_name font

I would like to have the option to show/hide the objects labels. Also, the labels should face the user point of view (not the camera). I'm trying to use the show_name property, but the font is really ...
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How to center text on slanted triangular face?

I am trying to model my own 20 sided die and to add the numbers on each face. I am having trouble getting them centered on each triangular face. Any suggestions on how to achieve this?
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Is there a way to animate a morph between different fonts?

I want to make an animation where the font changes into another in a smooth way. Example: https://youtu.be/rtKbMZqnYFE?t=10s Thanks!
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Why can't I add a modifier to this object?

I am currently trying to make a standard youtube intro for a new channel depicting words doing different behaviours. The first word was flawless; however the second word wont cooperate and I can't add ...
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How do I increase the resolution of a text object for use with a Shrinkwrap modifier?

Guys can I give more resolution to the font without converting to a mesh so this kind of effect when used Shrinkwrap can be fixed?
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Morph Text from Horizontal to Curve above

How is the best way to morph text from a Horizontal to an Arc above it? When I add the Curve Modifier to my Text it instantly get transformed. Thus, I am unable to lock (keyframe) the start. Can ...
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Text converted to mesh

I was wondering how to convert text to a mesh? I have tried using a variety of keys including Alt + C but no Convert To Mesh option appears. (new blender noob user here)
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Text animation help

I have created a text with a metallic material and converted each letter to a mesh and applied rigid body physics. Now, I want to make an animation where a plane (or maybe a magnet) flies over the ...
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Animation nodes: applying material to text instances

What I'm trying to do is make an animated graph in Blender. I'm using animation nodes to generate text instances for the axis scale labels. I'm not using 'copy from source' because when I use that, I'...
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How to render animation using different text each time?

I'm beginner in Blender and I don't even know if it is possible: I have an animation which I need to render multiple times with only difference in name of person used. (Like Hello, Mark next ...
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Display coordinates in render output

Is it possible to write into some kind of a label data from the Object properties? I.E If I move a cube in the 3D space, can I write down on the rendered output the cube's coordinates on every frame?
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Unicode font support in Blender

I have checked if there is an article on this subject and i found none, Unicode fonts support languages that have letter joint connections, like Arabic for example. While blender can support Unicode ...
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How to create multiple Scene strips of 3d objects in the vse?

The basic question: Say I have 3 text objects I madeup in the 3d view, how do I insert those as 3 different strips in the vse? Each strip showing only 1 object, freely moveable across the timeline. ...
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Non-english multi-codepoint alphabets

incorrect text in 3d view. in the picture below - black text is the correct one. this is a language called tamil(thamizh) from India. ordering of code points is the problem here as you can see. I ...