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.
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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 locate([x,y,z]) write("Hello World",h=6,t=3);
// change fonts and spacing write("Hello World",h=6,t=3,font="knewave.dxf",space=1.1);
// write on a cube translate([15,15,15]) cube([20,20,10]); writecube("Hello World",[15,15,15],[20,20,10],face="top");
// write on a sphere translate([15,15,15]) sphere(12); writesphere("Hello World",[15,15,15],12);
// write on a cylinder translate([0,0,0]) cylinder(r=20,h=40,center=true); 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 writecircle("text",[0,0,0],radius);
================================================================= 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.