Hey there guys,
I have been thinking about this as an idea for a while but haven’t found any concrete documentation on the subject so thought I would ask. My skill level is average but I have a handle on the basics of the syntax and object orientated programming. I’m making this thread to help myself collate resources, help others looking for similar material and also hopefully get some advice from experienced members.
I’d like to start a series of sketches using 3D animated text.
The idea is text rotating around the surface of a 3D cylinder , or a 3d cube etc while maintaining perspective and foreshortening.
I’ve used processing, P3D for some experiments but never with the level of accuracy I’d like and not really following an exact path. I thought OF might be a more robust tool to attempt this.
Using processing it was a case of initializing P3D in size, then rotating the text on the z axis which made it spin in a 3d fashion from a center point. Really Id like it if the text would almost rotate as a cylinder or box would.
Could anybody offer any initial insights into animating text in 3D within OF? Any advice or ideas, links etc would be amazing. If I can muddle it out I’ll make a guide for the community or an Example Project. In the mean time I’ll keep this post updated with relevant links and a resources that could be of use to somebody else in the future.
Potentially useful resources: All Credit to the originator of these links.
( Although I’m not fully aware of the processes to make these animations happen and whether these resources have now become obsolete with OF updates).
- ofxaddons website. Typography and Animation each have sub sections.
I’ll be having a good search through the existing addons to see if there is anything that encompasses text animation.
https://github.com/companje/ofxArcText by Companje
https://github.com/AmnonOwed/OF_GenerativeTypography by AmnonOwed
OF Examples folder under Graphics there is a few font examples also but none animating text in 3d.