Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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Using:
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PhotoLine 18.01

Problem:
When the 3D Body effect is applied to text, the extrusion only shows the bottom surface. It's as if the top surface is transparent.

Here's the original text character:
3D Text initial.png
Here's the 3D Body effect applied to the text character. (The result is the same if the text layer is first converted to a vector layer.):
3D Text result.png
If I first draw a vector object, the result is as expected:
3D Vector result.png
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Re: Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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The path is "inside-out" because of the direction of the path. When you convert that character to a path (vector), and use the Edit Vector Points tool, the tool settings include an option to invert the direction of the path.

It's quite strange this happened to a font, though - what font family did you use?

Btw, Photoline's 3d body tool is very, very limited - if you need more control Blender (open source) or a commercial 3d app will offer full control - at a cost of usability and speed, of course. Another alternative is a logo-oriented tool like Aurora 3d Logo and Text creator.

I also tried Zaxxwerks Invigorator Photoshop plugin in Photoline, but is sadly crashes.
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Re: Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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Herbert123 wrote:It's quite strange this happened to a font, though - what font family did you use?
Aha! 123, that question led me to the specifics of the problem -- the bizarre result is only occurring with Adobe's "Pro" fonts. The sample I posted used Caslon Pro, and the problem also occurs with Garamond Pro. A spot check of other fonts on my system shows the 3D Body effect working as expected:
3D Text OK.png
I never expected font sources to yield such different results.... :?

Thanks for the pointers to those other extrusion tools. I almost never need to create that effect, so for now I'll simply use what PL has.

Added:
Out of curiosity, I tried extruding the Caslon Pro text with CorelDraw X5 (about three years old) and Illustrator CS2 (about 8 years old) and the extrusion worked just fine in those apps....
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Re: Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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Correct, I was able to replicate the same problem. I think this is a bug - I'll report it in the beta users forum.

Btw, it can be resolved by converting to a vector. and then inverting the direction of each path. But we do lose text editability then.
photoken wrote:
Herbert123 wrote:It's quite strange this happened to a font, though - what font family did you use?
Aha! 123, that question lead me to the specifics of the problem -- the bizarre result is only occurring with Adobe's "Pro" fonts. The sample I posted used Caslon Pro, and the problem also occurs with Garamond Pro. A spot check of other fonts on my system shows the 3D Body effect working as expected:
3D Text OK.png
I never expected font sources to yield such different results.... :?

Thanks for the pointers to those other extrusion tools. I almost never need to create that effect, so for now I'll simply use what PL has.

Added:
Out of curiosity, I tried extruding the Caslon Pro text with CorelDraw X5 (about three years old) and Illustrator CS2 (about 8 years old) and the extrusion worked just fine in those apps....
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Re: Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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Herbert123 wrote:Correct, I was able to replicate the same problem. I think this is a bug - I'll report it in the beta users forum.
Thanks, much appreciated.
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It's just been fixed in the latest v18 beta!
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Re: Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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Oh, man, don't get me started anticipating the next version(s)! :mrgreen:

Seriously, though, that bug with the Wacom tablet is more important to me....
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photoken wrote:Oh, man, don't get me started anticipating the next version(s)! :mrgreen:

Seriously, though, that bug with the Wacom tablet is more important to me....
You know, you can get access to the beta version - instant new features. And help squashing bugs :-)

I agree - the Wacom bug is annoying while painting. Hopefully it does get fixed soon.
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Re: Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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Herbert123 wrote:I agree - the Wacom bug is annoying while painting. Hopefully it does get fixed soon.
did you test it in the latest beta?

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Re: Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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Gerhard Huber wrote:
Herbert123 wrote:I agree - the Wacom bug is annoying while painting. Hopefully it does get fixed soon.
did you test it in the latest beta?

Gerhard
It looks as if it was fixed! Thanks!
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Re: Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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Yessss! PL 18.40B1 corrects the problem. This shows Caslon Pro, Garamond Pro, Bauhaus93 and Baskerville Old Face:
3D Text.png
Thanks!
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Re: Bug: 3D Body effect on text

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Yes try the Beta Version, it got more features.