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From: D
Subject: How to make 3D letters
Date: 21 Jan 2003 20:28:23
Message: <3e2dad67@news.povray.org>
I have recorded a CD with my (hobby)band and want to design a CD cover.
My idea is to use 3D letters to write our band name and wrap photographs 
around them.

Does someone have (or knows a location to find) 3D fonts I can use, 
because I'm quite sure they must already excist (as include files).

(I'm a new povray user, but can program C/C++)

Regards,



Duije


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From: hughes, b 
Subject: Re: How to make 3D letters
Date: 21 Jan 2003 23:09:44
Message: <3e2dd338@news.povray.org>
"D" <dui### [at] hetnetnl> wrote in message
news:3e2dad67@news.povray.org...
> I have recorded a CD with my (hobby)band and want to design a CD cover.
> My idea is to use 3D letters to write our band name and wrap photographs
> around them.
>
> Does someone have (or knows a location to find) 3D fonts I can use,
> because I'm quite sure they must already excist (as include files).
>
> (I'm a new povray user, but can program C/C++)

Well... you can use any acceptable font file for a text object. TTF's for
example. What might prove difficult is placing images onto the letters,
other than simply plunking them on. UV mapping isn't possible for the text
object. Although, maybe using planar, spherical, toroidal and such would be
enough. You can also place the letters in various ways.

If you are wanting to have more control of the shape of the letters
themselves then you'll need to try something else. Have a look at the Links:
http://www.povray.org/resources/links/3D_Programs/Fonts_and_Font_Utilities/?
sort=alpha#s06_01_07


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From: Noam L 
Subject: Re: How to make 3D letters
Date: 19 Oct 2005 14:26:20
Message: <2slcl1dsj24mb0padk3339e444a9jadoib@4ax.com>
What if he does an intersection between a text and a box, and then use
uv-mapping to map the signatures onto the box?


On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 17:08:41 -0600, "hughes, b."
<omn### [at] charternet> wrote:

>"D" <dui### [at] hetnetnl> wrote in message
>news:3e2dad67@news.povray.org...
>> I have recorded a CD with my (hobby)band and want to design a CD cover.
>> My idea is to use 3D letters to write our band name and wrap photographs
>> around them.
>>
>> Does someone have (or knows a location to find) 3D fonts I can use,
>> because I'm quite sure they must already excist (as include files).
>>
>> (I'm a new povray user, but can program C/C++)
>
>Well... you can use any acceptable font file for a text object. TTF's for
>example. What might prove difficult is placing images onto the letters,
>other than simply plunking them on. UV mapping isn't possible for the text
>object. Although, maybe using planar, spherical, toroidal and such would be
>enough. You can also place the letters in various ways.
>
>If you are wanting to have more control of the shape of the letters
>themselves then you'll need to try something else. Have a look at the Links:
>http://www.povray.org/resources/links/3D_Programs/Fonts_and_Font_Utilities/?
>sort=alpha#s06_01_07
>


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