Text in Background


#1

Missed the ability to label objects in the background preview while working on Space Adjacency

Couldn’t find a way, so came up with an inefficient work around.

Will be happy to know that there already exists an efficient method and that I have wasted my time :slight_smile:

File:Alphabet.dyn

This file only has the english alphabet (Upper case). Will expand it to at least include numbers.

20150808-1

 


#2

Ian Keough has made a Dynamo Text node that works pretty much like this. Takes string, point and scale and returns curves.


#3

This is the link to Space Adjacency (The link in my previous post doesn’t seem to be right).

@Jostein Olsen - Was wondering if there could be another possible way (other than converting to lines and curves).


#4

An improved version that rectifies some inconsistencies and also includes numbers

File: ABC123.dyn

20150812-1


#5

Packed the above definition into two custom nodes

BackgroundText.SingleLine.dyf

BackgroundText.Thickened.dyf

Also uploaded to package: Testing Waters

20150812-2


#6

Is it possible to make this text vertical?


#7

This is a really old definition, if it still works, vertical text might be possible by placing each character of the string in a sub-list