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Curved text

Postby glenn » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:02 am

I need to add a sign to a retail center I"m designing.
How do I make the text follow a curve?
It's flat on the wall with the letters following an arc?
Is this possible with 3d text?
I thought about doing it in PS then importing png?
Thanks,
Glenn

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Re: Curved text

Postby mike d » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:03 am

there is no way to do it within sketchup

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Re: Curved text

Postby TIG » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:03 am

glenn wrote:I need to add a sign to a retail center I'm designing.
How do I make the text follow a curve?
It's flat on the wall with the letters following an arc?
Is this possible with 3d text?
I thought about doing it in PS then importing png?
Thanks,
Glenn

Make the text as a image (png/jpg) in PS etc, import it as a texture and wrap it around the curved face - there are examples in Help about wine bottle labels etc...
You could make individual 3D letters [as groups] and then place and rotate each one individually about a fixed centre point...

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Re: Curved text

Postby glenn » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:04 am

Thanks for the quick replies.
If I wasn't clear, the surface is flat, I want the letters to follow a curve/arch.
I made it in PS & import as an image.
Thanks again,
Glenn

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Re: Curved text

Postby bubbalove » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:06 am

Make each individual letter a component and then just rotate them to fit the arch. I had to do it on a project myself. Except mine wasn't on a flat wall. But it would still be the same concept. I uploaded a pic to show you.

Edit: Oops, nevermind Tig already said it...

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Re: Curved text

Postby glenn » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:06 am

I really need to learn how to read....or at least slow down while I"m reading.
I missed the second idea from TIG.
I hadn't thought about that. I'm always lookin' for the easy one click to get what I want

Thanks again,
Glenn

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Re: Curved text

Postby not registered yet » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:07 am

If you have Autocad, you could use arc text, explode the text and import into sketchup.


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Re: Curved text

Postby tomsdesk » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:07 am

I use CorelDraw for such...fit text to path, explode to curves, export as dxf.

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Re: Curved text

Postby Cyberdactyl » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:08 am

robert_good wrote:If you have Autocad, you could use arc text, explode the text and import into sketchup.


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Great idea. Then simply extrude.

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