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3D Text

Q: Is there a way to produce 2D text for inclusion within 3D graphics?

A: See “Hershey Text in Mathematica Graphics” by Roland Jakschewitz at library.wolfram.com/database/Conferences/196. Using the public domain Hershey font descriptions, it is easy to produce machine-independent, scalable, and rotatable text that can then be projected onto Graphics3D surfaces. Here are a few examples of the more than a thousand glyphs included in the Hershey vector fonts.

Here are two examples, taken from Jakschewitz’s conference notebook.

  • Text running around a circle.
  • Text on the surface of a sphere.


     
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