text to image?

amyK's picture

I'm trying to work with text as image, so that I can apply a kaleidescope, textures, etc to text. Is there a patch that will help with this? I've tried the "image with string" patch but it doesn't work.

Thanks for any ideas on this!

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Achim Breidenbach's picture
Re: text to image?

The "Image with String" patch is the right patch to generate an image with text on it to be rendered by either a "Billboard" or a "Sprite" patch. What do you mean by "it doesn't work"? What have you been doing and where do you got stuck?

amyK's picture
Re: text to image?

Thank you for your response.

I've been able to use this patch to put text on the screen, but when I apply a kaleidoscope patch, the image area goes blank (turns white)

Achim Breidenbach's picture
Re: text to image?

If you hover over the "Image" output of the Kaleidoscope patch, you may see that there is no image generated (at least this was the case for my quick test). I guess this is happening, because the image is more rectangular that a square. Try to enter "1" in both "Image Width" and "Image Height" parameters at your "Image With String" patch. This will force the patch to generate a square image which should work with the Kaleidoscope patch. (put in "1" if your Image With String patch is set to use Dynamic Dimensions (QuartzComposer coordinates), or use "500" if your patch is set to use "Fixed Dimensions" (Pixels), hit command-2 to check this on your patch) Also check attached file.

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amyK's picture
Re: text to image?

That solved it, thank you!