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How to set simple 2d text on a 3d object
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August 05, 2017, 12:25:25 PM
Hello,
I'm trying to put a text on a 3d object with some material applied.

For instance in the attached file.

After rendering, text looses visibility.

I have not changed properities of the text (don't need 3d text), just size and set color to black.

Is there something that should be set in order to display text on object? I've tried Bring to Front command on the text, but without any effect.

« Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 12:28:52 PM by tarmiricmi »

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* August 05, 2017, 12:57:14 PM
#1
Select the text, right click and go to properties (or use the selection palette), and under the 'Mode' heading change the text to Scalable.

Regards Black - you haven't any choice if rendering in quality in RedSDK,  because of a limitation in RedSDK - its all you get.

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August 05, 2017, 01:14:54 PM
#2
Select the text, right click and go to properties (or use the selection palette), and under the 'Mode' heading change the text to Scalable.

Regards Black - you haven't any choice if rendering in quality in RedSDK,  because of a limitation in RedSDK - its all you get.

That functions, but not very well. It is not usable.

Regarding text colour, that means no other colour than black with RedSDK?

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* August 05, 2017, 01:32:17 PM
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Sorry - should have also mentioned, if the object has a material applied as opposed to just pen colour, you may need to raise the text just slightly away the surface of the object, something like 0.001 away may do it, just like when two objects occupy the same space one gets interference, the same thing can happen to scalable text in RedSDK.

The 'black' applies to any quality rendered 2D whether its lines or text, (Its ok in draft rendering), I added it to the forum wish list, but no idea if IMSI read it or not,  http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,20264.0.html

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August 05, 2017, 01:43:00 PM
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Sorry - should have also mentioned, if the object has a material applied as opposed to just pen colour, you may need to raise the text just slightly away the surface of the object, something like 0.001 away may do it, just like when two objects occupy the same space one gets interference, the same thing can happen to scalable text in RedSDK.

The 'black' applies to any quality rendered 2D whether its lines or text, (Its ok in draft rendering), I added it to the forum wish list, but no idea if IMSI read it or not,  http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,20264.0.html

Raising text solves the problem, thanks.

Excellent suggestion regarding colour of the 2d objects.

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* August 05, 2017, 02:11:10 PM
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Have you considered making the Text 3D.
The way I see it, everything in the real world is 3D, including painted-on Text on an object.

For example:
Set the Text "Mode" to "Flexible"
In the Text's 3D Properties, set the Thickness to something minimal-- such as .001
Assign a Material to the Text, such as "Paint/Black".

Just something to consider.

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August 08, 2017, 04:04:02 PM
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Another option is to select a Text object and make it Flexible (under the 'Text' tab) and give it a thickness (under the '3D' tab).

I had to Explode it twice to Bend it as shown here, but if you want to put it on a flat surface, the first paragraph is all you need.


Jeff

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