How would I create and implement a texture of text that wraps around a 3D model? The texture will just be white and you should be able to add text to it, but I need to create this so that when the texture is wrapped around a model of a person, the person is then composed of lines of text and the lines should not be distorted.

In my head the way I would do it is to put the flattened texture in a file, and draw text on to it. Is this the best way? are there any issues that I'm unaware of that I might come across?

  • \$\begingroup\$ A render target is probably what you are looking for. What engine are you using? \$\endgroup\$ Jan 23, 2012 at 1:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ It might help to realize that this problem has little to do specifically with text. \$\endgroup\$
    – notlesh
    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ well it might indeed help, yes. So can you? \$\endgroup\$ Jan 23, 2012 at 9:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ "I have zero experience with textures" Then you should get experience with textures before trying to do something so specific. There's plenty of information online about texture mapping. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 23, 2012 at 16:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'll edit the question....... \$\endgroup\$ Jan 23, 2012 at 16:33

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Here is a link This is part of a DX10 tutorial series, but this one covers rendering to a texture. I think you can abstract it and render text to it very easily. (Never tried to render text in DX before)


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