Text Shape

Create text that wraps within a box.

A Text Shape can also be created in the Viewport using the Text tool. With the Text tool selected, click and drag to draw a Text Box. If you alt + click on the Text tool or, with the Text tool selected, click once in the Viewport, the Text Shape will be created with Auto Width and Auto Height checked. This results in the bounding box fitting the text rather than the text fitting within the Text Box.

Common Attributes +

Text - enter your text here.

shift + enter/return will create a soft return. Pressing enter/return will commit your changes.

+ button - add a String Generator.

Font - select your font and weight.

If you select a Variable Font a small icon will appear to the right. Click this icon to load a pop up window with the options provided by the font.

Typeface - see Typeface.

Font Size - set the size of your font.

Alignment - align text to the Left, Centre or Right.

Vertical Alignment - align text to the Top, Centre, Bottom or Baseline.

Spacing - set the distance between characters.

Word Spacing - set the distance between words.

Line Spacing - set the distance between lines.

String Manipulators - add a String Manipulator.

Text Box Size - set the size of the area the text wraps within.

Auto Width - when checked, the Text Box is sized to the width of the text.

Auto Height - when checked, the Text Box is sized to the height of the text.

Force Monospacing - remove any kerning from non monospace fonts (useful when animating text strings but need to maintain each character's position).

Monospace Multiplier - increase or decrease the space between monospaced characters.

See Sub Mesh for animating Type.