random point from text

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09 Aug, 2013 12:38 PM


I'm wondering if it'sis possible to given a text, wiggle only some points of it, so to have a distortion based on points.
If I resample the text I lose it and get only some points.

Hope my question is clear :)

thank you,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by lucasnijs on 12 Aug, 2013 08:34 AM

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    Hello Matteo,
    without a clear vue of what you want to achieve it is impossible to answer this. Depending on what you want there are several possibilities. So if you can provide a sketch, we, or somebody else, might be able to point you in the right direction,



  2. 2 Posted by matteo on 12 Aug, 2013 08:49 AM

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    Hi Lucas,

    Thank you for your screenshot, I mean something like you posted or like in this two examples made (manually) in illustrator
    In 1.png I selected only the bottom points from the text and then dragged down.
    In 2.png I added a new random point on the letter path and then translated randomly

    About your screeshot, is clear to me how delete node works, but I can't understand how you made this effect combining two delete nodes and one rectangle :)

    thank you,

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 15 Aug, 2013 07:22 AM

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    We currently don't have great support for emulating "selections" in NodeBox, where the node only applies to part of the geometry. This would solve your problem.

    Lucas' delete strategy cuts the geometry in two parts: the part that is affected, and the part that is unaffected, then combines the two. It doesn't reconnect the path though, so it might not be useful in your case.

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