by HarlanDMii, published
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.
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Really nice script! I used it to design customizable rings for my Flash Drive Cryptex: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
I wouldn't have been able to realize it without your work. Thanks!
Eureka!! Your basics tutorial did it. It didn't work immediately as I managed to load two files twice somehow and my computer renamed letters, "letters2"! anyway I did figure that basic mistake out and renamed the file back to just "letters", it started working. I'm off and running. Thank you soooo much...
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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.
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