I'd like to know what I need to learn to apply a shader to achieve masking on the text.

Here is my text object in-game, I'm using a sprite mask to mask the game objects on the card, they're all in their own sorting layer, the order number is 11.

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However, everything on the card is being masked except the text.


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If someone could tell me what I need to learn to solve this problem that'd be great, can this problem be solved using a shader?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Hi what do you need exactly? why do you need masking text? \$\endgroup\$ – Seyed Morteza Kamali Oct 9 '19 at 18:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ I need to mask the number as I'm masking the entire card \$\endgroup\$ – CollisionOfConcepts Oct 9 '19 at 19:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ can you make what you need in paint or photoshop and attach to your question? because I didn't understand from your attached Image.half your card rendered! \$\endgroup\$ – Seyed Morteza Kamali Oct 10 '19 at 4:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ So I want everything in the red square to be masked/invisible. i.imgur.com/Jg0b5RF.jpg \$\endgroup\$ – CollisionOfConcepts Oct 10 '19 at 17:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ you should set Stencil buffer to your text to fix this issue \$\endgroup\$ – Seyed Morteza Kamali Oct 12 '19 at 15:03

If your cards are sprite you should use TextMesh because Text Component made for UI Elements.

Sprite Solution

Create a world space Canvas and child it to card sprite.

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Use Sprite Mask

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Select Visible Inside Mask

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Change the Stencil buffer to cut the text

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UI Solution

your game is a card game so you should use UI Elements Instead.

you can mask your Items in UI by Mask Component.

Create a canvas

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Add Mask

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Child them into mask

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also, you can use SoftMaskForUGUI to have a better result

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you for this answer, I have already implemented the sprite solution. \$\endgroup\$ – CollisionOfConcepts Oct 28 '19 at 20:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ @CollisionOfConcepts you're welcome dear friend. \$\endgroup\$ – Seyed Morteza Kamali Oct 28 '19 at 20:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ @CollisionOfConcepts If this solved your problem, and I see that it has, I suggest marking it as such. \$\endgroup\$ – verified_tinker Nov 11 '19 at 22:39

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