Home > .NET > Using Geometric Transforms for Text Effects in .NET Using Geometric Transforms for Text Effects in .NET Eugenia Loli 2006-05-30 .NET 18 Comments Peter Aitken points out that text is just a graphic image and therefore can be manipulated like any other graphic. .NET provides some built-in tools for manipulating the size, shape, and orientation of text. Just be sure it remains readable! About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 18 Comments 2006-05-30 9:51 am ricardmp I was excited to see the title of the news. But then completly disappointed with the article. They don’t even access the control points of the text in order to do some elaborate effects. If you want to know see some real text effects using programming you might want to have a look at: http://www.caligraft.com It’s in Java using Processing and all source codes are available under GPL. 2006-05-30 11:45 am dylansmrjones This was a pretty disappointing article. But of course, if you didn’t know about the possibility of effects on fonts, you might have gained something from it. But I had hoped for more. 2006-05-30 1:53 pm Sphinx If you want to know/see some real text effects use SVG. 2006-05-30 2:10 pm memson How is a Java tutorial helpful with reference to a .Net article?? Wake up please!!! 2006-05-30 3:27 pm deepspace How is a Java tutorial helpful with reference to a .Net article?? Wake up please!!! Yes, wake up: java can do text effects better that .Net 2006-05-30 4:08 pm sappyvcv But this isn’t about Java. Get over it and move on buddy. 2006-05-30 4:59 pm henderson101 Gee, what an intelligent and mature response to a valid point!!! Java != .Net, therefore your comment, and those spawning the whole OT Java whine are completely null, void and should be moded down past zero. 2006-05-30 9:50 pm sappyvcv A “valid point”, hah. That’s irrelevant. I have no problem with my and all related responses and any about java being modded down for being off-topic. 2006-05-31 9:18 am deepspace Ow man, you people really don’t get a simple sarcastic joke, do you 2006-05-31 12:12 pm henderson101 Sarcasm is where an individual makes a statement that is known to be wrong to ridicule the object of the sarcasm. e.g. John has just let in a goal during a game of Soccer/Hockey/Your sport. His team mate Jim shouts at him “Nice save John. You the best goalie in the world, aren’t you.” Jim is being sarcastic towards John. Forgive me, but within the context of the thread, how was your statement sarcasm? I might be misreading you. So, you believe .Net is better than Java? That would be more like it. 2006-05-31 2:47 pm deepspace You might want to redefine your definition of sarcasm: from the wiki: Sarcasm is sneering, jesting, or mocking a person, situation or thing. It is often used in a humorous or ironic manner and is expressed through vocal intonations such as over-emphasizing the actual statement or particular words. That’s exactly what I did (well, without the over-emphasizing, but it shouldn’t be to obvious. I’m not going to say anything about one beeing better that the other. That’s useless and was not my point at all. 2006-06-02 4:56 pm henderson101 Isn’t that what I just said? Okay mine is not a dictionary definition, but I’m English… I know how to use sarcasm, believe me. 2006-05-30 10:28 am hustomte You probably don’t wan’t the PR people to see this =) 2006-05-30 10:36 am axilmar …there would be no need to convert font glyphs to raster images. Antialiasing would be for free. Text effects would be for free and very easy to achieve. Screen magnification would be much faster and without the pixel artifacts problems. The displays/windows would be resolution-independent. UI effects would be much faster. Memory consumption would be much lower, because no font rasters would need to be kept. Z-depth would be handled automatically by the 3d card and screen regions would not be needed (must faster UI update). With so much powerful graphics cards these days, it only makes sense to have vector displays and then use bitmaps only when it is needed. 2006-05-30 11:30 am vinkelhake I’m sure you have a lucrative deal with Informit, Eugenia. But you really need to stop linking them. Their articles are generally really bad. 2006-05-30 1:09 pm ahmetaa come on Eugenia, Java AWT 2D AffineTransform tutorial from 1998 has the same effects. 2006-05-30 1:40 pm JustAnotherMacUser Big deal, this is nothing new. Just another feature for the non-creative masses to mess up perfectly good type with. 2006-05-30 3:17 pm DittoBox Mod parent up! As a designer and a type aficionado, I wholeheartedly agree.