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ModulesEX9TextMetrics

Finally a usable version for creating metric text in the directx renderers.

Works now relatively fast with bigger texts. Supports different fonts per slice and lot of other features.

Also includes an overworked fontmapbuilder patch (by woei and west) which both generates the fontmap and a file with the metrics.

Download here:
Text (EX9 Metrics) & FontMap builder v2.1 13.Aug.07.zip (3.64 Kb)

Features:

  • Supports Carriage Returns
  • Everything is fully spreadable
  • Multiple Fonts Support
  • Alignment: Left Justified, Centered, Right Justified
  • Easy positioning and scaling of whole textblocks via transform in
  • Access to transform each character separately for special fx.
  • Create Fontmaps & Metrics easy with one click with the included fontmapbuilder patch.

Bugs

v2.1

  • You saved your module with 5 spreads to the Spacing X.
  • In the patch where it says: <- select the right metrics data for each fontmap, there is a * sign with 1768 (!!!!) slices. Meaning I always end up with at least 11768 quads.
  • The naming of the Helpfile is missing 1 space.
  • Think you need to bang the Reader and Filetexture on OPENING cozz when I only open the Text thing, the reader keeps on showing no output. I manual switched the load pin, or I changed the Font a few times (to trigger the change) not sure, but initial you don't get font-widths.

To Do:

  • Automatic Linespearation (could be tricky)
  • Better Textquality for small fonts (tonfilms bicubic shader or special fontmaps for small fonts.
  • more inlets for controlling each character independently (like color alpha, spacing (for doing kerning)
  • Tags (maybe HTML for doing Sizechanges, colorchanges, fonchanges within one slice)
  • Text along Pathes
  • Embedded metrics in the fontmap .png file (Woei?)
  • any other suggestions?
  • cleaner patch :)

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Shoutbox

~9d ago

Joanie_AntiVJ: I have an issue with some reflection calculations, any vector expert may know the secret of mirrors ? :) https://discourse.vvvv.org/t/help-to-mirror-a-vector/20523/4

~9d ago

Joanie_AntiVJ: I have an issue with some reflection calculations, any vector expert may know the secret of mirrors ? :) https://discourse.vvvv.org/t/help-to-mirror-a-vector/20523/4

~19d ago

joreg: @LCA remember that we also provide custom support for commercial projects: https://visualprogramming.net/#Support

~20d ago

LCA: where to ask about hardware setups: VL application over 26 1080p displays. maybe also with FUSE

~27d ago

tonfilm: @tobyk there is also this, who wants to win: https://bottosson.github.io/posts/oklab/

~1mth ago

tobyk: LCH is the best color space, all the other color spaces are now big losers. https://atmos.style/blog/lch-color-space

~1mth ago

schlonzo: "HowTo Work with Children" somehow I expected something else :D

~2mth ago

fleg: This Tuesday, Cologne: exhibition opening of "interwoven", textile disinformation patterns created with vvvv. https://fleg.de/news/exhibition-interwoven