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michiel | 16 years ago | 4 comments | 5 likes | 11,640 views

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This is a technical demo to show you what you can do with the character scale property.

With the character scale prop you can scale the individual characters of the text without affecting their position.

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Great choice of colors.

Can anyone explain the difference between these controls -- character scale, text scale, and font size? (sounds like the same thing)

Thomasco, 16 years ago

With the TEXT SCALE property you can scale the font differently in all the 3 dimensions. The first slider controls the width, the second the height and the third the depth. This way you can create very thick, thin, deep or wide characters.

Only the first slider of the FONT SIZE property is enabled. Dragging this slider has the same effect as dragging the 3 sliders of the TEXT SCALE property at the same time. It's a convenience property.

The CHARACTER SCALE property scales the font *without* scaling its spacing (the distance between the characters). This way the characters stay at the same position while they are getting bigger and smaller and that's exactly what's happening in this animation.

michiel, 16 years ago

You explained that really well, michiel. Thanks!

Thomasco, 16 years ago

Thank you very much. Explained well (even for a new guy like me)

oldman1, 16 years ago

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