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einnatz

When I try to render an image of my 3D drawing, the material shows up correctly but the text on the drawing doesn't show up. I would appreciate some help. Thanks.

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SLW210

Can you post some images and a .dwg to show what is going on?

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f700es

I don't think you can render text. You will probably have to add any annotation to the rendered image in some image editing software.

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David Bethel

If you are using a fillied TrueTypeFont and have given it some thickness, it should render. Autocad's shx fonts are the same. -David

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f700es

+1 to David, yes that should work.

For me, I'd still rather do it in an image editor but to each their own.

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Cad64

If he's talking about dimensions then not only will he need to use the TrueTypeFont font with a thickness, but he will also have to do something about the extension lines, arrowheads, etc. I'm with f700es. I would add the text and dimensions in an image editor after rendering.

 

A simple way to do this would be to set up a viewport with your model, text, dimensions etc. Then do a render to get your image. After that, turn off your model in the viewport and print a pdf of your text and dimensions. Then simply composite the two together in your image editor. I have done this sort of thing before and it's very quick and easy.

 

Here's one I did a while back using the procedure I mentioned above.

Structure-2.jpg

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f700es

Why slow down the render with things you can add in afterwords?

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Cad64
Why slow down the render with things you can add in afterwords?

 

Like I always say, work smart, not hard. ;)

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f700es

Yep, I'd add those in with Illustrator, Corel Draw or Inkscape.

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f700es

OMG at the auto-wreck typo! "afterwards" ftw

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Cad64
OMG at the auto-wreck typo! "afterwards" ftw

 

:rofl: ____________

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f700es

:notworthy:

 

I am here all week folks.

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