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_1024_VectorFont QCPlugin

Posted in QC plugins, quartz composer, Uncategorized with tags , , on August 31, 2010 by Francois Wunschel

QC’s text capabilities are great, but sometimes you might need a tiny plugin to quickly render a vector font in 3d space.
That’s where this plug comes handy.
It’ll let you input a string and render it using openGL vector lines.
Hopefully in faster fashion than through rendering an image.
The plugin is still beta, as I’ve got to test its speed … but it should theoretically be faster than the stock method.
No font selection available, as every character is hardcoded as GL_LINES, using some data kindly borrowed from uglyfont.
Let me know any speed issues or possible bugs.

EDIT: I just added a Completion input to the string, inspired by ToneBurst’s excellent JS string patches. I also added a Speed Test sample file, that requires FSK’s tremendous Simplex Plugin. (you can download his plugin at Kineme.net)
EDIT2: Thanks to everyone for testing, the new version 1.1 features bugfix (string length), optimizations and is also compiled as universal 32/64 bit, Intel AND PPC…

Download from the box. Sample file included. 10.5/10.6