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Post by Gonzaga » Tue Nov 05, 2002 7:33 am

Hi everyboy:
I´m a new user of Blender. Anybody knows how i can to select a font from word to write in Blender.

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Post by alltaken » Tue Nov 05, 2002 10:46 am

to me this question should really be asked in the forum.

the only way i know how to is very long to explain and requires an intermediate knowledge of blender.

but there is a way to do it by cheating which doesn't work well and won't be able to be three dimensional.

try asking in elysiun Q&A section or send me a PM and i'll answer it

i know what its like being a learner as i was 3 months ago and still am learning today.
so i'm happy to help
but this whole site is dedicated to blender development (i think unless i'm wrong then sorry!!)

have fun

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Post by Gonzaga » Tue Nov 05, 2002 4:50 pm

Thanks Alltaken:
I was there but.........did not found it. :wink: we´ll still searching.

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Post by mthoenes » Tue Nov 05, 2002 11:35 pm

I will try to answer your question.

First I assume you found Spacebar-add-text
Then go to edit buttons in your butons window (F9)
Look for the "Load Font" button and press it.

Blender uses Adobe type 1 fonts not Truetype.
Scan your system for .pfb or .pfa files (post script binary, post script ascii)
Usually they will have some strance numerical like 013A__.PFB.

Some of the fonts may be in your Adobe Acrobat directory, Adobe, illustrator, Macromedia Freehand and Coreldraw software also comes with an assortment of Type 1 fonts.

TransType at claims to convert Truetype to Type 1 ($97 US)I am going to check out the demo version.

There are probably some to be found on the internet as well, though I have found very few.

Some useful tools are
Adobe type manager (ATM) Lite from (FREE)
ATM will enable you to see the correct name of the font and to view a character sample.

Elefont from models 3D fonts from Truetype - (Can't get the page to load right now though.)

Accutrans 3D will model 3d fonts from TrueType which can be exported as DXF format.

Typograph is my new favorite shareware for managing fonts

Theres more to tell, but that may get you started.

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Post by Gonzaga » Wed Nov 06, 2002 4:11 pm

Jaja, THANK YOU VERY MUCH both, I did it with your instructions :D :wink:

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Post by Jedimaster9508 » Fri Nov 15, 2002 11:44 pm

I have some .pbf files :D. For a list of them go to the tools section and click on fonts for blender. Just reply with your e-mail and the files you want. I'll try to e-mail them to you. 8)

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Postscript Type 1

Post by sten » Sun Nov 17, 2002 6:35 pm


they are actually called Postscript Type 1 fonts


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