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michiel | 15 years ago | 9 comments | 4 likes | 5,951 views

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Today we've been experimenting with alternative ways to turn 2D font outlines into 3D objects. Extrusion is the most obvious and common way, but there are others. This is a screenshot of 2 characters rotated around the vertical axis, rendered half transparent.

Although this process creates beautiful abstract shapes, the font's readability isn't exactly improved so we're not sure if it's a good idea to add this effect to the next release. What do you think?

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Interesting effect

rsp, 15 years ago

I think, its a very good idea to add this effect to the next release!

Ulli, 15 years ago

An interesting way to start a title and keeps the people guesing.

lynton, 15 years ago

Speaking about guessing, can you guess the two characters I used to create this screenshot?

michiel, 15 years ago

Yes looks great, can the spinning be controlled so as Lynton said it can start off spinning and then settle to form the titles?

No idea what letters!

DeanO, 15 years ago

The answer is S%. A revolved stage property would indeed by very nice!

michiel, 15 years ago

Maybe it's a better idea to add more options to turn the surface of the fonts into 3D, like the "sphered"-option. Imagine what a wavy surface or a surface with knobs looks like. The text stays more readable that way.
Bumpmapping is also a good way of adding shallow 3D-effect (see other article).

lampion, 15 years ago

It's a VERY nice effect. Please add it to next release. No matter texts generated in this way are hardly readable: it's good to see in itself.


mazreds, 14 years ago

The revolved effect is part of BT since version 5.0

You can select the REVOLVED effect with the second dropdown listbox of the text layer.

michiel, 14 years ago

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