06 Sep 2009

Warping 3D Text

by Alejandro Santander Warping 3D Text

Now that Away3D supports the creation of 3d vector text fields, aligning and animating text fields along 3D curves has been one of the big todos on our list. You can now experiment with our first attempts on a solution for achieving this, using latest sources from the 3.4.1 FP10 version of Away3D. Two demos have been created to showcase this new feature and you can see them in action by clicking on the images. sources are available in the right click menu of the demos, or directly here and here. interactive1 A core element like Segment or Face can be used to define a 3D bezier path, and this information is used by a new class AlignToPath (from the geom package), to perform the transformation on any mesh object. The class works by transforming an axis on the mesh's local coordinate system to the space defined by the path, resulting in a pretty cool 'warping' effect. This is convenient especially for text, since the deformation is done globally to the transformed mesh, and hence info like kerning, leading, etc. is preserved. Take a look and feel free to provide us feedback on this experimental feature! The Away3d Team

COMMENTS

06 Sep 2009 05:46 PM

Li : Dev » Warping text in Away3D [UPDATED] said:

[...] You can find a couple of demos for this in THIS post in the Away3D [...]

06 Sep 2009 08:10 PM

vamapaull said:

Nice feature!!
The second example is very, very cool smile

07 Sep 2009 02:40 AM

Bastian said:

Wow, i never saw such a thing! You are brilliant!

07 Sep 2009 01:10 PM

Away 3D : Vector texts | News | SupaFlash – said:

[...] sur le fonctionnement de cette nouvelle class ou de le voir en action, rendez-vous sur le site d'Away 3D. Away3d Warping textpg Share [...]

08 Sep 2009 10:22 AM

ozgur uksal said:

this is a great example. wonder how to achieve it in pv3d

08 Sep 2009 01:24 PM

NateJC said:

Brilliant

09 Sep 2009 07:48 AM

Stephen White said:

You wait for about 2 weeks, then PV3D will copy the code and be the first to have text warp...

25 Nov 2009 12:05 AM

awayfan said:

wow.

15 Nov 2010 10:08 AM

Tadhg said:

Awesome demo, but what happened to this class? It's not in the latest version of Away3D?!
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