View Full Version : Text following a certain path

ben martin
01-06-2009, 07:11 AM

I never used "text tools" in Lightwave in a demanding way (as strange as it may seems).

Now I need to make a text to follow a certain path.
Picture this: A half circle path, I need the text letters (words) to conform to that circular path.

How to do it simple while writing 3D text in the modeler?
I know that if one grabs letters one by one and place each one following the path, well... it's a no simple way of doing it, but that's a kind of a "go around" the situation.


01-06-2009, 10:42 AM
Make a morph and use the bend tool to bend the whole word(s) into shape??


ben martin
01-06-2009, 03:59 PM
Make a morph and use the bend tool to bend the whole word(s) into shape??

Humm... I 'm not sure if I explained myself correctly. :stumped:

This is not to animate.
I just need to model a circular symbol with 3D words sculpted on it.

I just need to type the text in circle (like a coin)... not on a straight line (like a book). :)

01-06-2009, 04:43 PM
Type your text in the back view bend it in the right or left view the amount of degrees you like. Scale and move to fit.

01-06-2009, 04:44 PM
Or use it to stencil or drill

01-06-2009, 05:17 PM
I would do it in photoshop or illustrator and bring it into lightwave as an EPS.

01-07-2009, 07:33 AM
Mmmmm....and here I thought you wanted something like this.

The morph is only to keep things tidy, you might want the text to be straight again in the future.


ben martin
01-07-2009, 10:23 AM
Thanks... I've done letter by letter (the hard way)... but I'll try all the suggested options anyway.

Hey Kuzey, neat stuff! :thumbsup: