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waynepaul2
01-12-2006, 11:16 AM
How can I curve a straight line of text in Modeler into an arc? There used to be a plugin (Curve Text?) but I can't find anything like it in LW 7.5.
Thanks
Wayne

toonafish
01-12-2006, 11:50 AM
did you try the bend tool ?

Wonderpup
01-12-2006, 04:40 PM
Hi waynepaul2,

Proton did a domo in which he was distorting text with the spline guide tool- not sure how easy it would be to get a perfect arc but it might be worth a try.

Silkrooster
01-12-2006, 05:20 PM
The spline guide will create a "perfect" arc by using 1/2 of a disk and create a spline using those points. This in turn is used for a background guide for the spline guide.
Silk

Earl
01-12-2006, 05:27 PM
Hi waynepaul2,

Proton did a domo in which he was distorting text with the spline guide tool- not sure how easy it would be to get a perfect arc but it might be worth a try.
Yep, it's a great video tutorial. If you haven't already, you should check it out Wayne.
ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/Vidz/textsplineguide.mov