[Sidefx-houdini-list] fonts in Houdini

Dragos Stefan ds_list at dsg.ro
Wed Oct 29 12:05:06 EDT 2008

Actually PFB is the file format of PostScript fonts (PFB is the binary 
and PFM are the metrics.)
I would LOVE to see OpenType font support however, even if only as a 
file/container format, whitout any OTF features. More and more type 
foundries are delivering in this format.


Larry Giunta wrote:
> Are there possibly any new tools in H9.5 that will allow Houdini to  
> access post script fonts.
> It seems to only be able to deal with .ttf or .pfb format as  
> usual ...... but I'm hoping there might be some new advancement here  
> that I'm not aware of.
> I realize you can set type in Illustrator and export. But that's a  
> big slowdown in large motion graphics jobs ....... not too mention  
> limiting ( no control over kerning, etc)
> Along the same lines as advancements with .fbx and other ways of  
> exchanging data with other platforms and artists, it would be great  
> if there were a bit more flexibility with the types of fonts that can  
> be utilized in Houdini.....
> although I know it does not affect everyone to the same degree.
> If there are any options that we're over looking, I'd very much  
> appreciate any advice.
> Thanks
> Larry

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