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  1. #1
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    Default text In a circle

    Hi

    I want to make the text be animated around a circle, but I cannot find any way to do that, please can anyone help

    Rosie

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    Default Re: text In a circle

    Hi Rosie. I believe you have Webdesigner. I don't know if WD allows you to fit text to a curve / circle? If so it's fairly straight forward.Create a circle.
    Create the text (All upper case is best).
    Select both.
    Arrange / Fit Text To Curve
    Using the Text tool, resize the text until it fit's all the way around the circle.
    When happy, go Arrange / Convert to Editable Shapes
    Ungroup.
    You now have two shapes.
    Delete the circle.
    Copy remainder & Paste into Xara 3D Maker.

    Click to view animated gif

    EDIT: Don't know why the Forum is converting the gif to a jpg but I've attached the X3d File too
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    Egg

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    Default Re: text In a circle

    Welcome to TG Rosie. Not sure what you really want to do
    Animated text in a circular pattern?
    I'll look and see if I can figure anything out.
    Xara 3D is somewhat limited although I have seen one member in particular do things with the program I would have thought impossible.
    I one time made a circular outline with several stars rotating round like you want. Don't remember if it was done using X3D alone or not.
    My screen saver is a lot like you want, (but not really) It was made using a couple different Xara programs.X3d and (don't remember which version) Xara Xtreme.
    When I get to mt main computer I'll find a couple examples for you.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: text In a circle

    Sorry Egg Didn't realize you were posting.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: text In a circle

    No problem Larry
    Egg

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    Default Re: text In a circle

    Yes, Web Designer allows text on a circle or on a path.

    What Web Designer does not allow is Convert to Editable Shapes (why not is beyond my ability to comprehend). You can Combine Shapes > Add Shapes which arguably does the same thing, except you cannot separate the circle from the converted text. There is no Break Shapes.

    More frustrating in Web Designer there is no Baseline Shift which could raise the text enough off the circle than when Add Shapes was applied, the circle could be removed with the Shape Tool.
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    Default Re: text In a circle

    .... except you cannot separate the circle from the converted text. There is no Break Shapes.
    Is there the 'Combine Shapes' & 'Convert the Line to Shape' option Gary?
    Egg

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    Default Re: text In a circle

    Hi Guys
    You are awesome thank you so so much

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    Default Re: text In a circle

    Looks good Egg.

    This is something I did some time ago, although not an X3D file nor can I find my original file it may or may not help.

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    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: text In a circle

    Interesting...

    I have no software that allows for editable shapes so I came up with a "workaround" to achieve a circular text effect.

    I made a texture with the circular text. I used this texture on the round button in X3D 6, note that the background color must be the same as the texture's.

    I used all white lighting and had to position the lights in such a manner that made the button texture color match.

    It does work, although rather limited.

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