What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Text 1-2-3D Materials for Mac OS X

Mac application Text 1-2-3D Materials






TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – I wanted to release one more desktop application in August. Well, things can always go wrong when you discover a major bug. Anyway, a new software title that I submitted to Mac App Store several minutes ago is called Text 1-2-3D Materials.

Text 1-2-3D Materials is a successor to an existing desktop application called Text 1-2-3D. Text 1-2-3D Materials lets you turn a simple text string into a 3D object with a depth and chamfers. It comes with a built-in library of more than 110 materials (skins) that you can apply to individual text nodes. You can create any number of text nodes under the same scene. You can save the entire scene as an image file to your disk with just a click of a button after setting up a shared folder.  





Mac application Text 1-2-3D Materials

Tom Bluewater
  Mac application Text 1-2-3D Materials

Tom Bluewater






What’s new?

  1. The user can apply one of 110+ materials to individual text nodes.
  2. After selecting a font family, they get a selection of available typefaces that comes with it.
  3. Apply simple color graphic filters (hue, saturation, brightness, contrast) to make the selected material different.
  4. Preview the entire scene.
  5. When saving the entire scene as a picture to their disk, they have options of removing or not removing transparent pixels.






Features

  1. Choose one of 110+ materials (skins) to apply to individual text nodes.
  2. Apply simple color graphic filters (hue, saturation, brightness, contrast) to make the selected material different.
  3. When the user selects a font family, they get a list of typefaces (regular, bold, italic…) that comes with it.
  4. Add font family names you frequently use to your favorite font list so that you can get quick access to them from a drop-down menu.
  5. Give a text node a depth, chamfers (corner surfaces).
  6. Rotate each text node around X, Y, Z axes.
  7. The hit test is supported. Move a text node you touch with your mouse pointer freely around the scene.
  8. Choose one of four light types (Ambient, Directional, Omni, Spot). Position the only light source along X, Y, Z axes.
  9. Create one text node out of a text string as a whole or create a text node for each letter with a given text string at a time.
  10. Align all text nodes according to the topmost, bottommost, leftmost or rightmost one.
  11. Apply the material of the selected node to the rest.
  12. Apply the text properties of the selected node to the rest.
  13. Apply the depth or the chamfer radius of the selected node to the rest.
  14. Save current progress as a project file (.tx2m). Recover progress from a project file at any time.
  15. Save the entire scene with just a click of a button given a file name after selecting a folder so that the application can send all files to it. Let the application automatically append an underscore and a number to a given name so that it will never overwrite an existing file in your shared folder.
  16. Remove or not remove transparent pixels when you save the entire scene as a picture to your disk.
  17. Preview the entire scene.
  18. Show or hide X, Y axes.
  19. Show or hide layout boundaries.
  20. The fullScreen mode is supported.
  21. The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
  22. Languages: English and Japanese only.
  23. Application file size: 253.8 MB.
  24. The application comes with a built-in 19-page user guide. Choose Show Quick Tour under Text 1-2-3D Materials whenever you need to see it.






System requirements

  1. 10.11 (tested with 10.11.6), 10.12 (tested with 10.12.2 and 10.12.5)
  2. 64-bit system






Limitations

  1. The user can save the entire scene as an image file to their disk. The only available format choices are PNG and TIFF.
  2. The scene can only have one light source. There is only one camera that oversees the entire scene. Its position is fixed.
  3. The user cannot double-click on a project file. Instead, just drag and drop a project file onto a drop box.






Trial/Demo version

Click here to download a trial version. This trial version will remain fully functional for 7 days, starting from the very moment you first launch it. If you are running this trial version under macOS 10.12 Sierra, you need to quit the application right after the first launch to evade a Sierra bug.






Video tutorial

There is no video tutorial at this time.






Text 1-2-3D Materials is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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