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  • New to C4D, how can I create a text bounding box?

    Posted by Maha Mohtaseb on July 4, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I’m fairly new to C4D (using R13, if it makes a difference). I’m trying to figure out how to make a text bounding box. If someone could tell me exactly how, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

    Maha Mohtaseb replied 11 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 11 Replies
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  • Brian Jones

    July 4, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    text bounding box?

  • Maha Mohtaseb

    July 5, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Maybe there’s a different term for this in C4D?
    This link shows images of what Adobe calls the text “bounding box” (I’m only referring to the images, not the content):

    https://flyingmeat.com/acorn/docs/fonts%20and%20text%20palettes.html

    Is there a similar option to this in C4D?
    Thanks!

  • Brian Jones

    July 5, 2012 at 12:18 am

    ah, you are looking for the Text object (in Create/Spline/Text) and/or if you have MoGraph the MoText object. They don’t work like your example, you add the object which has “Text” as the default then you change that to what you want in the Attribute Manager

  • Maha Mohtaseb

    July 5, 2012 at 6:16 am

    What if I’m pasting text that’s 1000 words long?

  • Brian Jones

    July 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I don’t know of any limit to the amount of text

  • Maha Mohtaseb

    July 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I understand that. What I meant was if I was to paste 1000 words, I’d have no option but to have one enormous line of text, 1000 words long? What if I want to have 1000 words, divided into 30 lines? No way around that besides doing it manually?

  • Maha Mohtaseb

    July 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I understand that. What I meant was if I was to paste 1000 words, I’d have no option but to have one enormous line of text, 1000 words long- What if I want to have 1000 words, divided into 30 lines? No way around that besides doing it manually?

  • Brian Jones

    July 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    yes, there is no line-wrap because it’s not a text editor (and how would you decide the ‘page size’ so you’d have to do your own carriage returns. But if you copy text that already has carriage returns in it they get copied in too so you don’t really have to do it in C4D

  • Jeremy Allen

    July 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    If you really want to control the formatting of your text, best bet is to do it in Illustrator, save as Illustrator 8, then merge into C4D.

    Yes, its a pain, but C4D doesn’t really have much control of text formatting..

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  • Maha Mohtaseb

    July 8, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Thanks Brian.

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