[Sidefx-houdini-list] Drawing text in the viewport

Michael Scarpa michael at scarpa.name
Tue Sep 13 11:49:07 EDT 2011


Thank you Mark,  I believe that answers all my questions.

On 13 Sep 2011, at 15:46, Mark Alexander wrote:

> On 09/13/2011 10:42 AM, Michael Scarpa wrote:
>>>> ISSUE #1: RE_Render::putMultiLineString()
>>>> -----------------------------------------
> 
> putMultiLineString() is only good for drawing text in a 2D context, as it calls textMove2DS() for subsequent lines. If you use it in the 3D viewport, the lines will appear at (x,y,0), and be culled because they're behind the near clip plane. So you'll have to use multiple putString()'s in that context.
> 
>>>> ISSUE #2: Flying point numbers
>>>> ------------------------------
> 
> This is a general issue with bitmapped fonts in the viewport. I don't see a fix coming for it, as they are being replaced in the next major version of Houdini.
> 
> Cheers,
> M.
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