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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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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 ...
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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). ...