A Text Effect

This is a macro exercise in Rhino, showing that Rhino is pretty much capable of automating some cool text effects. Just copy and paste below code into the command bar of the Rhino, or open macro editor by typing macroedit, then paste there and press play. You’ll enter any string when prompted, then the macro handles rest of the process. You can play with the parameters by changing numeric values you see in the macro.

! _show _selall _delete
_-text 0,0,0 h 10 _pause
_sellast
_setobjectname tex
_boundingbox o c _enter
_sellast
_offset d 3 0,500,0
_delete
_sellast
_planarsrf
_sellast
_setobjectname bord1
_zoom a e
_-selname tex
_explode
_planarsrf
_sellast
_setobjectname tex1
_selnone
_selcrv
_hide
_selnone
_-selname tex1
_scale1d 0,5,0 c=yes 1.15 0,100,0 _enter
_sellast
_setobjectname tex2
_selnone
_-selname tex2
_scale1d 0,5,0 c=yes 1.15 0,100,0 _enter
_sellast
_setobjectname tex3
_selnone
_-selname tex1
_-selname tex2
_-selname tex3
_hide
_selnone
_-selname bord1
_contour j y -50,0,0 0,0,0 0.4
_extrudecrv d 0,0,0 1,0,0 0.1
_hide
_sellast
_setobjectname cont1
_selnone
_-selname bord1
_hide
_selnone
_showselected -selname tex3 _enter
_-selname tex3
_contour j y -50,0,0 0,0,0 0.4
_extrudecrv d 0,0,0 1,0,0 0.2
_hide
_sellast
_setobjectname cont2
_selnone
_-selname tex3
_hide
_selnone
_showselected -selname tex2 _enter
_-selname tex2
_contour j y -50,0,0 0,0,0 0.4
_extrudecrv d 0,0,0 1,0,0 0.25
_hide
_sellast
_setobjectname cont3
_selnone
_-selname tex2
_hide
_selnone
_showselected -selname tex1 _enter
_-selname tex1
_contour j y -50,0,0 0,0,0 0.4
_extrudecrv d 0,0,0 1,0,0 0.3
_hide
_sellast
_setobjectname cont4
_selnone
_-selname tex1
_hide
_-selname cont1
_-selname cont2
_-selname cont3
_-selname cont4
_meshoutline
_setobjectname final
_selnone
_-selname cont1
_-selname cont2
_-selname cont3
_-selname cont4
_hide
_selnone
_-selname final
_-hatch _enter p solid _enter
_selnone

 

Please open a new blank Rhino file before running this because it will erase everything in the first line. Here are some outcomes of this macro (click on them to see more detailed)

2015_01_02-text1 2015_01_02-text2

Here is another result, changing some parameters within the macro code:2015_01_02-text3Yes, this might be the “laser-cut-ready” logotype of our future FABLAB. Here is another tweak (slightly rotating the contour axis;)

2015_01_02-text4

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