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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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 to change font for text objects?

Is there a way to select a typeface (I have 15,000 fonts) for a text object, or must I set type in AI and save as SVG, then import into Blender?
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How can I add text in a non-english language?

How can I add text with non Latin characters? I'd like to get text in other languages like Arabic, Russin (Cyrilic), Japanese, Chinese, Malayalam among others, but I get rectangles instead of Arabic ...
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Video Sequence Editor - How to make subtitles?

Is there a way of adding Subtitles directly in the VSE? Or do I have to make an animation of text meshes and add it to the video via a Scene strip?
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What's the simplest way to wrap extruded text around a cylinder?

What's the simplest way to wrap extruded text around a cylinder that has a specific radius (for example, the label on a can of baked beans)? I've tried using the ...
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How do I wrap text around a circle having it still standing up?

I'm trying to make my text stand up while still following this bezier circle. I know it looks like a complete utter mess, but all I want to know is how to make the text stand up (Like on the clock ...
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Text objects look slightly differently in viewport and game engine

I have text objects in my scene that I'd like to use in the HUD for a game. When they exist as text objects, I get a different result in a viewport and in game engine once I start playing the game. I ...
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How would I attach text to a tracked point on video clip

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and Blender 2.72b. I've got a video clip where I want to display some annotation-like text next to some potatoes on a white table. The potatoes move a little in the video so I ...
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How to quickly place text cursor in long 3D Text?

For a 3D text object, especially with many many characters in it, how can I place the cursor to the right position in order to edit the text around it? Here is an example to show what I mean:
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Foreign text in Blender isn't processed correctly

Blender has issues when dealing with non-English characters. I can't enter Russian text in 3D objects. Blender displays folder and file names incorrectly if they are in Russian. Is there a solution ...
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How to add outline to text?

How would one add outline to a text object? Do text objects even have outline support? Should I instead create the text in GIMP or a similar program and import them in blender to replace the text ...
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How do I select and change a text?

I know this is a stupid question, but for some reason I can't select a text to change it. I've tried right clicking and hitting Tab but for some reason it is not letting me change what the text says. ...
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How to convert a text object directly to an ngon?

Is there a way to convert a text object directly into an Ngon? Very often when using text it's necessary to convert it to a mesh for further manipulation. However, the resulting mesh is full of ...
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How to reduce the thickness of letters

I want to reduce the thickness of a letter but don't know how. The dimensions of my letter are 7 cm x 7cm and the letter is roughly 5mm thick. I want to reduce the thickness to 4mm but I want the ...
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How to make a number or letter just out of dots (emitting light)?

I'd like to build a number just made out of dots. Or as a variant, the dots can also sit on the surface. I made a workaround and built the dots separately, then deleted all the ones I don’t need, ...
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Can I colour the same text in two different colours? [duplicate]

I want the text to have this sort of colouring And this is the text.
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Wrap text around a Circle without deforming it. (numbers on clock)

Currently I'm creating a pocketwatch, but im having a difficulty in spacing out the text evenly, as can see here: If I tried to space it out by scaling with x, this happens: Is there any way I could ...
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Placing text on a curved surface in 360 degrees

0 I am still very new to modelling, and have been scratching my head on how to make this thing work. I am trying to model a guitar knob. I want to engrave a font on the front surface with numbers ...
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Where is the default text object font (Bfont)?

I've found bmonofont-i18n.ttf.gz and droidsans.ttf.gz in the datafiles/fonts directory, but ...
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Is it possible to bevel a text mesh

Is it possible to apply a bevel to the edges of a text object after it has been converted to a mesh? Less anyone be reticent to provide bad news, after looking at the topology, I'm doubtful myself. ...
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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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Text on a balloon

I want to create an image like below, so a balloon with text on it. I have been googling for ideas (text, sphere, ....) and came on this earlier question. So I tried Shrinkwrap and Cast modifier. ...
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How to make text appear from invisible "wall"

I tried to make similar text animiation like from game GRID 2. The text slides from vertical line but the text is cutted and theres clearly space between the line it comes out of. You can find the ...
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"Remesh" modifier hides my text object

At first, I had a simple text object: Then I pressed Alt+C and selected Mesh from Curve/Meta/Surf/Text in order to convert the text object into a mesh. Now I want ...
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How to create a 3D presentations using Blender? [closed]

I've made a 3D reconstruction of a church where I've worked and I would like to use this to illustrate my work (technical analysis on mural painting). I've some data to show regarding the building and ...
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Can python be used to edit a Text Object?

That is, can python code replace, for example, a single letter in a Text Object or insert a letter or string into a Text Object. Note that I'm not talking about replacing a Text Object with some ...
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How to drive text based off of a value

How can I drive the content of a text object by a value box such as the samples slider? I want to be able to change the value here: And have the value show up automatically on this text object, ...
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How to make a bevel on text

How can I make a bevel, like in the "Gibson," for my personal inscription? Is there an automatic method to do so?
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Morphing between two different curves or meshes via shapekeys

I've imported two .svg's from illustrator to blender that I would like to be able to morph between with shapekeys. There's a screenshot of the .svg's below. Blender imports each letter as an ...
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Joining text objects and cube

I have a cube and created Text objects on all sides of the cube. After converting the text objects in meshes this is the result: After joining all text meshes and the cube (selected the cube as the ...
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Braille text in blender

I'd like to use blender to add some text in braille to some blender 3D modela in order to print them via 3D printers. Is it possible in an easy way? How?
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Text objects are messed up when using Offset

Sometimes when using the Offset parameter in Text object data > Geometry > Modification to shrink or fatten characters, some characters will get incorrectly displayed: The default Bfont is more ...
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Change Text Color in Blender Game Engine?

I want to change the color of some text in my game. I've tried adding materials, but whenever I press P to play the game, the text stays the same white color. Any ideas?
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How do you animate the labels for a diagram in Blender?

I'm making this animation and the parts need to be labelled. This means that the lines from the label to each part will be animated and so will the text be animated. two examples showing what I'm ...
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ScriptingText Ascii Art to 3d Text Mesh - Ways to preserve spaces when converting txt to 3d Object

So I'm trying to import some actual ascii art into the scripting window's txt editor, aiming to convert it into an extruded 3d mesh to create the basis for some quick mazes. But upon conversion ...
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Create subscript text

I am creating some physics animations in Blender and looking for a way to create subscript characters in text objects (for all the indices). The only way I figured out is to place two separate Text ...
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Morphing from text to shape

I am trying to morph text into shape. Is there a convenient way to do this in Blender? For example, how would I morph the text "CH3" into a sphere? Please help if you know how to do this. ...
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How can I make 3D Text in Russian?

I've seen a similar question on BSE about entering foreign languages into 3D Text, but it doesn't help. I've tried using two different fonts (both of which support Russian). I've tried enabling ...
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better Curve/Text to Mesh generation?

The triangulation process of Text to Mesh or Curve to Mesh generates some nasty topology. I get why, but maybe it could be done a bit nicer? Since text is flat, have ngons instead of hundreds of ...
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Unable to add color to text

I am using blender 2.66. I have added a text object and then selected the Object tab in the properties window, went up to the bottom and the used object color picker to choose a color. But even after ...
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Failing to chisel (boolean difference) text on a cube side

I'm trying to create a gravestone with chiseled text on it. I have a cube (the stone) a text for which I added some depth and bevel, and then converted to a mesh. I positioned the text so that it's ...
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How to open all fonts at once?

I want to make all of the files in the windows/font/ folder open all at once in blender instead of needing to add each one in the folder individually. I need all of the fonts to be pre loaded or open ...
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Automatic Top / Middle / Bottom Alignment for 3D Text Object

I think 3D Text object misses basic features like Middle Align and Bottom Align (Currently we have Left, Right, Center, Just and Flush, but they are for horizontal adjustments; The default vertical ...
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How-To: Text Sliding out of a Circle 2D

I will be explaining this as best as I can, however I will be actively updating with more detail if necessary. End Goal: I want to have a circle roll in from the left of the screen (a logo will be on ...
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Is it possible to drive the contents of an existing text object with a text file?

Recently I have been trying to use Blender to make some screen animation templates. I am running into one major roadblock though in the form of getting large amounts of data into a pre-existing text ...
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How to add text in blender using python

I am trying to add a series to text in blender using python Presently I am using these lines of code ...
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Link the text content of two text objects

Is it possible to link text objects in such a manner, that changing the text content on one object will automatically also change the text of another text object. To clarify, I do not want to link ...
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Can Blender's bundled "bfont" be used for commercially?

Blender, which I use to create my video intros, comes bundled with a bfont by default so the question is: Is this font is free for commercial use and what type of license does this "bfont" font have?
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Is it possible to copy text settings?

I want to change multiple text objects at once. Is there a way to copy the settings to all selected text objects?
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Font special ASCII characters in 2.6

To display a special font character (a character that does not have it's own key on the keyboard) in most Windows apps you press and hold the Alt key then enter an ASCII character number using the ...

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