View Full Version : Putting regular grid divisions on text (the reboot! d'oh)/ "Gridify"/ optimization

08-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Well, danged if I can find my original thread on this :screwy: but:

IF one wants to IMPOSE a regular grid on any given (2d) Text, is the usual way to create a "cheese slicer" in another layer and use DRILL?

And: is there a better way? The problem with the above is one runs the risk of having a row/column be very skinny if it is too much in alignment with a blocky font. Think of a "T", lots of opportunity there for small columns/rows. A plugin that detected points too close to each other and adjusted the slicer appropriately would be excellent, but for arbitrary fonts that could be quite tricky, I "think".

Perhaps a better approach to optimization would be to look for created polys with a small-ish area (in relation to the target area) and merge them with their neighbors.-- Actually, that would be a handy utility to have for clean-up in general.

*found it! http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?127542-Preferred-method-of-grid-iffying-a-logo

But this post is still valid, IMO.