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Font -> OBJ tool?
Posted: 04 July 2012 06:53 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Any suggestions for a simple/cheap font -> OBJ conversion tool, to make (extruded) 3D objects out of installed (TrueType) fonts on the system?  I’m just looking to make OBJs for U, S and A for a belated independence day render idea I’ve got.

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Posted: 04 July 2012 07:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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http://www.daz3d.com/shop/font-to-mesh-express-converter/

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Posted: 04 July 2012 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hexagon may be able to do this. Is Daz still giving it away fro free?

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/software/hexagon/hexagon-2-5-download-version/

Also Sketchup can create text but the free version limits export of mesh as “kmz” for Google Earth or “dae” Collada file.

Daz Studio can read “dae” Collada file and then export it as an obj mesh. However it may not be a clean mesh.

http://sketchup.google.com/

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Posted: 04 July 2012 08:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hexagon can do font to obj quite well


also there is this proggy http://www.armanisoft.ch/webdesign/elefont/Elefont.html

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Posted: 04 July 2012 08:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yes hex can do it for free as can trueSpace 7.61 which is also free…

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Posted: 04 July 2012 11:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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If you’re using bryce try “Elephont”, also free. Do not know how it sits with other apps.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 12:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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This is a tip from another user (sorry I could not find the link to this tip in the old forum) to create font objects with Hexagon:

Here’s the steps for making text for OBJ export in Hex:
1) Click the Text 3D icon and set tesselation to 3 and bevel to concave.
2) Enter text and validate.
3) Click the Average Weld icon and validate. This makes the text one object from seperate objects.
4) Click the Triangulate n-gons icon.
5) Then smooth by hitting PageUp one time (optional).

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Posted: 05 July 2012 06:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Wings3D, it is free and super quick to turn true type font into an object (.obj) format.
http://www.wings3d.com/wiki.php?title=Downloads

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Posted: 05 July 2012 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Anim8or has been able to do this longer than DAZ|Studio’s been out in Beta.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Zev0 - 04 July 2012 07:00 PM

http://www.daz3d.com/shop/font-to-mesh-express-converter/

Looks good. But there’s no info as to whether it’s cross-platform. Is it?

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Posted: 05 July 2012 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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It’s only for PC.

And because Hexagon is free I could not see any benefit purchasing this application, you can do the same with Hexagon.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I’ve owned Font to Mesh Express Converter for awhile, but I can’t get it to work on Win 7 x64   :(

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