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Author Topic: Converting Text Objects to Splines  (Read 987 times)

ronaldefarmer

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Converting Text Objects to Splines
« on: April 09, 2015, 06:58:49 pm »

Here is something that I have always wondered: Why is it that when text objects are converted to splines and then joined, smooth nodes are changed to corners? (example on the right)

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Re: Converting Text Objects Splines
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 04:32:57 am »

So here is what I have discovered: If you convert a text object to a spline, nodes that have the appearance of being smooth are actually shown as corners in the "knot parameters" dialogue. When these splines are filled or extruded individually, they continue to have a smooth appearance. However, combining two or more splines causes all nodes to look like corners so that when filled or extruded, they don't have the desired appearance.



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Re: Converting Text Objects to Splines
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 06:18:24 pm »

I'll fix this.  When I added support for Build->ConvertToMesh of splines I fixed a similar problem but I missed this.

#098-066 - Joining Splines converts all edges to straight lines.
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Re: Converting Text Objects to Splines
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 09:09:32 pm »

Thanks!
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