by HarlanDMii, published
UPDATED: 04/30/2014 Added bold=
(be sure to download the latest version of write.scad to use this feature)
bold=0 (not bold) bold=1(bolder by 10%) bold=2 (bolder by 20%) etc.. (fractions work too) Thanks MichaelAtOz for minkowski tip :)
UPDATED: 04/24/2013 M_G pointed out that space didn't work properly on writecube.. (fixed) Thanks M_G!!
UPDATED: 03/06/2013 Added Help file for creating fonts.
I have looked everywhere for an easy way to write on my 3d objects. Everything I could find was hard to manipulate, so I decided to give it a shot myself. Hope you like this as much as I do. I'll try to answer any questions you have.
letters.dxf (change in write.scad)
writecylinder specs in testwritecylinder.scad
Be glad to add more fonts if requested, or give details to make your own.
openscad version 2011.12 or later is required to be able to run this code. Be sure to download the latest version from http://www.openscad.org/
Put the files (write.scad) and (letters.dfx) in
the working directory with your open scad project.
refrence write.scad in your code...(use)
NOTE: write.scad contains write(),writesphere(),writecube() and writecylinder() modules
// write anywhere in your openscad project
// change fonts and spacing
// write on a cube
// write on a sphere
// write on a cylinder
writecylinder("Text on Cylinder",[0,0,0],20,40,rotate=45,center=true);
writecylinder("Text on top",[0,0,0],20,40,face="top",center=true);
//detailed usage in testwritecylinder.scad
//be sure to download the latest write.scad to use the new commands
// write in circles
You are welcome to use and distribute this code freely. no need to make it a derivative of write.scad
Check back every once in a while for additions.
If you make something really cool that uses it, let me know. I want to see :)
HAVE FUN WITH IT, and comments are always appreciated.