[Sidefx-houdini-list] Breaking a font into clean points

Vincent Serritella vincent at imageworks.com
Fri Sep 24 20:51:11 EDT 2010

One way is to use a geometry cop on your font sop and set the image to 
something like 4ksq to get enough resolution, then use a trace sop to 
extract the result and adjust the step size on the filter tab.  You'll 
need to add a hole sop after the trace to get the counter space back on 
the character.

Using a resample sop and enabling 'resample by polygon edge' will work 
as well, but it doesn't handle curved shapes very nicely.


> I'm trying to get a Font SOP to become a clean, evenly distributed set of
> points along the shape of the letters I'm typing in.
> I'm then copying a Line SOP to the resulting points.
> The only way I could find to do it so far is to use a Subdivide SOP after
> the Font SOP, but it creates some really unevenly spread points and it
> totally screws with the shape of the letters.
> What would be a nice clean way to do this?
> Thanks!
> Alex
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