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Mr_Ego
change HUD font size?
on Jan 22, 2006 at 11:41:43 pm

Hi

Does anyone know how to change the font size, and perhaps even the font of the HUD in Maya? I'm creating playblasts that need to retain important burnt in info such as lens size, camera name and frame number... and yet I have to render to DV so the client can edit the shots in Final Cut Pro - they wont use any other codec. But the DV codec is so disgusting, the text gets very compressed and becomes hard to read.

Any clues?
Thanks in advance.

.dream .create .believe
http://www.egotripp.com


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Steve Sayer
Re: change HUD font size?
on Jan 23, 2006 at 6:31:28 am

I'm not sure if it's possible. If not, a workaround would be to use an expression to create text objects which display the relevant info, and update it automatically every frame.

-Steve


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Mr_Ego
Re: change HUD font size?
on Jan 23, 2006 at 7:45:56 am

Sounds cool - can you give me a specific example of the expression, i'm not to good at coding.
Cheers

.dream .create .believe
http://www.egotripp.com


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Steve Sayer
Re: change HUD font size?
on Jan 24, 2006 at 5:11:58 am

Hmmm, if you don't have much experience with MEL, it may be tricky.

It might look something like this:
select `ls "myTextObject*"`;
delete;
string $frameText = frame;
textCurves -text $frameText -name "myTextObject";
That is a quick-and-very-dirty expression that should give you the frame readout as text curves. I'm probably on a different version of Maya, so I can't say for certain that it will work (or that it'll be the best way if it does).

-Steve


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Mr_Ego
Re: change HUD font size?
on Jan 24, 2006 at 7:32:52 am

Cool - i think i can follow that bit of MEL. I'll have a play.
Cheers, thanks for the help

.dream .create .believe
http://www.egotripp.com


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