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04 Jul, 2013 12:01 AM


i need to measure the width of a textpath.
i found a way to create a rectangle with the exact dimensions of the text (with Fit to node)
bud i still can't figure out how to get the dimensions of that rectangle.

end goal.
i want to create a rectangle around the text that has a preset margin around the text.

thx anyone for helping out

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by lievenmenschaer... on 05 Jul, 2013 12:31 PM

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    You can send the rect node to a lookup node and call for bounds OR bounds.x, bounds.y, bounds.width and bounds.height.

    I've included an example on your end goal by using bounds. I think it might be easier to use a scale node instead but there is more than one solution for your problem.


  2. 2 Posted by Rafael Santos on 09 Jul, 2013 02:42 PM

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    Hey, lievenmenschaert

    I'm looking for the API reference where I could find all kinds of cool attributes like the one you used in this solution, can you point me to it?


  3. Frederik De Bleser closed this discussion on 20 Aug, 2013 07:02 PM.

  4. lievenmenschaert re-opened this discussion on 05 Feb, 2014 07:53 PM

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by lievenmenschaer... on 05 Feb, 2014 07:53 PM

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    hi rafael,

    I will change the documentation page for the lookup node this week.
    In advance: lookup can be used to call for a few things:

    1. to call for a header key in a csv file
    2. to call for x,y in a point
    3. to call for bounds (bounds.x, bounds.y, bounds.width, bounds.height) of
    a path or geometry
    4. to call for fill, stroke or contours in a path or geometry.
    5. to call for hue, saturation, brightness in a color
    6. to call for red, green, blue in a color



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