03 Nov 2008

3D Vector Text

by Alejandro Santander 3D Vector Text

The Away3D Team is happy to announce a powerful new feature: vector shape primitives. It allows the engine to represent complex vector graphics in 3D as a series of transformed linear and bezier instructions. The most immediate appliance of this is, of course, 100% sharp text despite the scale. Usage is extremely simple: the engine will be able to dynamically parse True Type Font (ttf) files, so you can just point it to an external or embedded font file and Away3D will do the rest! Furthermore, a Scalable Vector Graphics (svg) parser should also be included in the package, clearing the way not only for 3D text, but for any kind of vector graphics such as logos and even art developed in Adobe Illustrator. These primitives will behave just as any other 3D object, and become particularly interesting when extrusions are applied to them. The new feature produces some really impressive graphics, so dont hesitate to play around with it when it is out. Implementations are endless... Click on the image above to see it in action! The Away3D also introduces Li from http://www.lidev.com.ar/ as the newest Away3D Team member with his great addition of Vector Shapes to the engine. [Right click to view source. If you want to experiment with this feature while its not on an official release use http://away3d.googlecode.com/svn/branches/textfields/src/away3d/]


03 Nov 2008 01:43 PM

felix said:

oh yeah! away3d ftw!

04 Nov 2008 10:09 AM

Elye said:

Very impressive!

08 Nov 2008 07:46 AM

Li : Dev » Almost Done [UPDATED] said:

[...] Update: The work is finished… See the official article in Away3D.com - http://away3d.com/3d-vector-text [...]

08 Nov 2008 09:10 AM

Sean said:


18 Nov 2008 11:00 AM

Vinicius said:

I am brazilian
and this is my first site in Away3D


08 Dec 2008 07:51 AM

Ids Klijnsma said:

Nice! Good to see you now have real 3D text. tho, there's a bug in the demo, if you move the 2nd slider to zero, flash will throw you an error.

19 Dec 2008 03:22 AM

Agustin said:

WOW! you did it again!!! when one thinks there's nothing cooler to add, you come along with something like this!!!
thanks a lot!

Your site is really cool!!! loved the panorama of the sunset above a city!!! keep the good work!
I'll soon be posting my "opus primum" in Away3D. (it's taken me almost a year)

12 May 2010 11:27 AM

Lauren Wright said:

I always use Adobe illustrator at work because i work in an animation studio. this is really a serious tool for the graphic artist.-*.

30 Sep 2010 02:15 AM

Aiden Thompson said:

i use adobe illustrator a lot and i really love its great freatures`:`

25 May 2011 02:06 PM

Lesha Kraebel said:

My coder is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using Movable-type on several websites for about a year and am nervous about switching to another platform. I have heard great things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

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