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 Charl P. Botha orientation of text() in 3D (appears with Y-flip) Jun 6th, 2010, 6:32am   Dear all,I'm trying to render 3D text over artoolkit markers.  The text is rendered at the correct position on the x-y plane of my object and runs from small x to large x, all as expected.  However, the text is flipped on the y-axis, as if it was rendered to be viewed from negative z, whilst I'm viewing it by artoolkit definition from positive z.My question is: How can I specify the orientation of text() in 3D space?  I've looked at textMode and textAlign and searched the forum, but I've not been able to find an answer.See this screenshot for more information (x+ and y+ are in fact positive x and y, and line orthogonal to those two axes is positive z):(argh, I'm not allowed to post an img link yet. please PM me if you'd like to see this.)Thanks for any help!
 Charl P. Botha Re: orientation of text() in 3D (appears with Y-flip) Reply #1 - Jun 6th, 2010, 6:37am   Hopefully I can now insert that screenshot:
 Cedric Re: orientation of text() in 3D (appears with Y-flip) Reply #2 - Jun 6th, 2010, 6:38am   i am not sure if i understood it correctly. The screenshot would help but you can flip your text using scalefor examplescale(1,-1);or scale(-1,1);dont forget to use pushMatrix() popMatrix(); to just flip the text twitter.com/CedricKiefer
 Charl P. Botha Re: orientation of text() in 3D (appears with Y-flip) Reply #3 - Jun 6th, 2010, 7:02am   Dear Cedric,Thanks for your fast reply.  You'll see that I've managed to post the screenshot now.I had already experimented with scale() and also RotateX().  This indeed works, but it means that if I actually want text to appear at the top for example, I have to do:RotateX(PI); // or scale (1,-1,1)// I have to second-guess rotate and spec -20 instead of 20text("the text", 0, -20, 0);...In short, because the y-flip is active to fix text *orientation*, I have to pre-flip all position y-coordinates.  I was wondering if there were a better solution.Thanks again,Charl
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