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Ken Plotinhelp with titles in RedGL
by on Dec 29, 2005 at 4:23:46 pm

Hi all,
I can create a 2D title in Red and add a gradient and bevel if the track media is set to text.
If I try to make a 3D extruded title, I can only color the face, bevel and extrusion with solid colors. How can I add my gradient or other FX to extruded shapes?
Thanks for any help.
Confused in LA.
Ken


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stephenlnoeRe: help with titles in RedGL
by on Dec 30, 2005 at 2:29:38 am

Add the sides to your text and then twirl open the text track. You'll see faces below that. Click on the faces and then select "gradient" for the media type and then go to work on making your gradient. You have the option to animate the gradient on the face if you wish as well under the same parameter dialog.

You can dissect this red file to see how to do it.

ftp://www.planetliquid.us/Users/stephenlnoe/gradienttext.red

good luck...


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Ken PlotinRe: help with titles in RedGL
by on Dec 30, 2005 at 4:45:27 am

Thanks for your reply.
The link you gave seems to want some kind of log in.
Do I add sides to the text in the 3D extrusion selection?

Thanks,
Ken


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stephenlnoeRe: help with titles in RedGL
by on Dec 30, 2005 at 5:36:15 am

Sorry, wrong link. Try this one:

http://www.planetliquid.us/video/Users/stephenlnoe/gradienttext.red



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Ken PlotinRe: help with titles in RedGL
by on Dec 30, 2005 at 5:16:42 pm

Stephen,
Dowloaded the file, but it won't open in Red ("This file is not compatible with this version of Red, etc."). I think I'm using the latest version:
3.0.2.1004 from August '05. Under properties, my Red file version is 3.0.2.050211. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help.
Ken



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stephenlnoeRe: help with titles in RedGL
by on Dec 30, 2005 at 10:18:42 pm

Ken..... are you on.....a mac? Windows latest Red ver is 3.04.xxxxx

Sorry but you're right, the file may not work (cross platform).

Anyway, as I wrote above, on the text 3d track select the textures tab and put an X in the faces you want gradients on. Now twirl down to the texture track and click on the track media icon and from the drop down select 'gradient' as the texture track media and adjust as neccessary.

good luck...


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Ken PlotinRe: help with titles in RedGL
by on Dec 30, 2005 at 11:35:28 pm

Nope, a PC.
I finally found those settings as you described. Guess I'll need to save my original text gradient (it has 3 color settings instead of the 2 in in the 3D extrusion window).
Wasn't aware there was a new version since August.
Thanks again,
Ken


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stephenlnoeRe: help with titles in RedGL
by on Jan 4, 2006 at 4:54:31 am

Good deal. Glad you found it.


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