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Tom Wood
02-22-2008, 06:07 PM
Howdy All,

I want to make a scene background that mimics the New York Stock Exchange big board where the acronym and value for each stock is made up of lighted dots to form each letter/number. I don't want to build each letter/number individually because there will be too many. Does anyone know of a font that is made in this style?

Thanks,

UnCommonGrafx
02-22-2008, 06:13 PM
IFW would be the quickest, slickest and most complete solution here.
I believe Denis has a free texture that does this, as well.

Tom Wood
02-22-2008, 06:40 PM
Dangit Robert - IFW????:stumped:

Denis??????????:stumped:

:D

Giacomo99
02-22-2008, 06:47 PM
IFW has me stumped as well. There's a font called "Synchro" which might have the look you're trying to get. There are actually a lot of free bitmap-ish fonts that might serve your purpose--try browsing
http://www.abstractfonts.com/
or
http://www.dafont.com/

UnCommonGrafx
02-22-2008, 06:50 PM
Sorry 'bout that. ;) ;)

IFW
http://shaders.org/
Right there, on this page, is an example of some digital text as you speak of.

Denis is a texture guru, as well.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/dpont/plugins/Textures.htm

That help?

Tom Wood
02-23-2008, 08:24 AM
Thanks Robert and Giacomo, those are good resources.

I also found this:

http://www.grsites.com/archive/fonts/view/1547/

I didn't realize how easy it is to add new fonts. Old dog, new tricks...:D

UnCommonGrafx
02-23-2008, 08:30 AM
So, Tom,
You really just wanted a font? Not the ability to scroll like the stock exchange?

Lots of fun new tricks out there...

Tom Wood
02-23-2008, 08:45 AM
Um, yes, all I wanted was a font. :D

Odd how really simple things can go undiscovered. In the scene these stock values will just be randomly positioned in the background of a business related cartoon. Would love to do the scroll, but we don't seem to have true broadband internet in the US yet...:devil:

Etch
02-23-2008, 09:09 AM
IFW would be the quickest, slickest and most complete solution here.
I believe Denis has a free texture that does this, as well.

Holy crap there node package has some awesome stuff.

UnCommonGrafx
02-23-2008, 09:38 AM
Etch,
If you haven't used them, and only going by what you read, it's even more amazing upon first use. I have to admit to not using the built-in textures too often as I can do A WHOLE LOT MORE with these. Easily, no less.
And Richard is awesome about giving us more and being engaged with his user-base.
Denis... Well, Denis is an awfully bright guy who has given some truly awesome plugs to the LW user-base. His nodal-motion plugs are crazy-cool!!

The BEST thing about the both of these guys offerings is that the VT crowd can use all of this stuff without having to worry about needing a lw dongle.

Etch
02-23-2008, 10:30 AM
Sweet, I'm definitely going to be adding that to my "Things to buy" list.

blindsided
02-25-2008, 07:33 AM
any use?