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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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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 taper extrude 3d text so that when applied to surface it is wider at the base than at the top [duplicate]

This relates to creating 3d text on flat surface that has a slightly wider base than top face so raised letters have a slight relief angle for making molds. AS opposed to the normal extruded text with ...
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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 ...
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Animation Nodes: Dynamic Text?

I am trying to make a stopwatch in Blender 2.79 with Animation Nodes and Cycles renderer. I have an imported movie strip which is 30 fps, and in the animation nodes I am reading the frame number, ...
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How can I create text with a neat quad topology for deformation? [duplicate]

I was trying to do a simple text warp effect in Photoshop and the built-in effects didn't give me the exact shape I wanted, so I decided to give it a shot in Blender. Blender's versatility allowed me ...
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How to animate a text object's data.body property?

I would like to print one cell of a time series data array to screen for each frame. My approach so far was to try update a text object each frame by inserting keyframes, but running the below example ...
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Make labels for mathematical plot face always the camera

In a mathematical plot, the labels (the numers on the tick-marks) for the coordinate axes usually always face the camera like in this plot I've learned that in Blender, you can achieve this by ...
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Is it possible to add a hovering informative textbox?

I'm really new to blender and don't really know whats possible in it. So Is it possible to add a hovering informative textbox? Like I'm making this school project and we want to have a 3d model of ...
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How do you add a custom label to a vertex?

I would simply like to put an arbitrary, non-mesh/curve text label next to any vertex that sticks there in a manner similar to the 3D cursor itself. I have not found a way to do this so far, but I ...
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Text on round surface (mug)

I want to write a simple text on a mug, but can't figure out how, I tried using a lattice and shrink wrapping but it was all jumbled up. That was that only method I found... so i'm guessing it should ...
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Black Texturing Error

Ive been using an old Dell laptop for modeling, whenever I texture anything a weird black shadow covers the model unless I zoom right into it. Any idea as to why this is happening all of the sudden?
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Is it possible to edit all texts without affecting other curves using Python?

I have run into an issue where I need to edit all text curves to change their content, but I also need to be able to use other curves that are not text within the scene. If I try and use the ...
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How to rename all text objects by individual text content?

I have about 70 text objects in a scene that I neglected to rename as they were created, thus quickly making a disorganized mess in my outliner. Is there some script or some other trick that will ...
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Custom fonts not displayed correctly in Blender

I tried applying a custom font to a Text object in Blender. For reference it is this one: http://www.fontspace.com/herofonts/quartzo-demo I do get a representation of the font but some special cases ...
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Tab key not editing text [duplicate]

Usually, when I edit templates, I can just press Tab and I can edit the text. Suddenly, when I press Tab, this happens:
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ASCII Art in blender using Animation Nodes

ASCII Art is the use of ASCII characters to draw images an shapes. I was wondering if it is possible to convert an image into an ASCII Art using Animation Nodes in blender. Here are some examples for ...
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How can I get text to “snake” along a path

I want to get my text to both move and deform ("snake") along a path. I can get either of these to work but not both. Here is an example of using the Follow Path constraint on the text: And if I ...
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Deforming text maintaining vertical alignment

I would like to deform my text to fit along a curve, but maintain a vertical alignment like in the picture. Any help would be a big help! Thanks!
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Bad rendering of engraved font

What I wanted to do in short: I have a metal, cone-like object that I want to rebuild in blender. In reality, the object has some letters press stamped into it (so it looks like an engraved font). ...
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Can't remove unnecessary Geometry in Object

I want to make a 3D printed Marshall logo for my guitar amp, so i downloaded a Marshall font, extruded etc. and turned into a mesh. When I had it in the shape I needed and edited the pins, I wanted ...
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Possible to control text color in the text editor?

I'm using the Typewriter Addon to fake an RPG-like UI for some animation. The text is pulled from a text file... what I'm wondering is if there's some way to markup the text in the file to control the ...
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Is there a way for a text object (curve) to contain more than one font size?

I have a javascript rich text editor (like the one I write in right now). I have to take the rich text and write it some how with a single text object in blender (through python script). It will ...
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Avoid Duplicate Vertices in Extruded Text

By default, new text objects are created with duplicate vertices. When the curve is converted to a mesh, those extra vertices disappear. However, if an extrusion value is added, the curve-to-mesh ...
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Create number grid of text objects in Animation Nodes

I'm trying to find a way to use animation nodes to generate a grid of numbers that would look something like this ... In pseudo code, I would imagine it working something like this: Generate grid ...
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Modeling V-Engraved / Chiseled Text

Are there any good Blender techniques for modeling engraved text with a "V" shaped groove/depression? The image below shows what I am after: To model this, I used GIMP to create the gradient below (...
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Can I control text objects parameters dynamically?

I have here a great working dynamic text scene: I have made it by following these great solutions here: Is it possible to drive the contents of an existing text object with a text file? How to make ...
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How to make text object restricted to certain height?

See the image and you understand my problem. I have followed this excellent tutorial: Is it possible to drive the contents of an existing text object with a text file? I have also made my text ...
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Drawing text through bge module - Drawing several words

The code of my script: import drawtext drawtext.chain = 'Hello World!' drawtext.positionx = 0 drawtext.positiony = 0 The code of the file drawtext.py: ...
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How to add a text object?

I want to change a text dynamically using the game engine, that is, the bge module. I want to do it through a text box and I found a question about it. The problem is that in a part of it says to add ...
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How can I replace Bfont with another font upon startup [duplicate]

Blender is being used by Openshot and by default Blender uses Bfont to create text objects. Currently Bfont that my system has from the 2.79 lacks russian characters. So the only way to render ...
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Drawing a text - error with argument in function “write”

From this piece of code: ...
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How to draw a text using the bge module II

I´m trying to draw a text using the bge module. After adding the path of the "Zeyada.ttf" file my code looks like this: ...