Arial Retopologized for Animation

  • September 21, 2013
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: ianofshields
  • License: CC-BY-SA
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The Arial font retopologized for use in animation.

The characters have been left as entire connected meshes for simplicity of understanding. They can be separated in edit mode (TAB) by selecting just the vertices of the letter you require and seperating by selection (P).

Each character is quite heavy of geometry and I have not removed the poles at corners. This can easily be done by merging the three vertices connected to each pole if your animation requires it (this is a little more advanced and for general use you will not need to do this!!)

Adding loops to change the bevel of text is also a relatively easy task if you know a bit of mesh modelling. This is a very general purpose retopology. If anyone has any very specific requirements let me know and if I have time I can provide it for you.

The usefull meshes are on layer 1.

The camera is on layer 9

Some examples of simple usage are on layer 10.

It has not been UV unwrapped but that should be a relatively simple job.(probably take 2 or 3 days and would be a good exercise in production techniques if you fancy trying it!).

tried to make it as simple as I could! hope it makes sense.




  • FayZee profile picture

    Your video is a quite delightful surprise. Very good work.

    Written September 22, 2013
  • Lomar profile picture

    Delightful! This is the first I've seen of this kind of text manipulation, and it is a real treat. I think I feel an "inspiration attack" in progress!

    Written September 23, 2013
  • selts profile picture

    Nice Work. REally amazing,

    Written October 08, 2015
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    Written October 18, 2016