getbounds for character string

    Feb 06 2014 | 4:29 am
    Hi everyone,
    I need to make a horizontal scrolling text patch, and I want to get the length of a text file (string of characters) so that I can appropriately set its initial position in the object.
    I literally saw this done a few days ago, but didn't have the chance to copy the patch and now I can't recreate it. Any takers?

    • Feb 06 2014 | 6:54 pm
      you may have more success using gl.text3d, and the querying the @bounds attribute with the getbounds message.
    • Feb 06 2014 | 6:57 pm
      you also have to set @boundcalc 1 for this to work.
    • Feb 11 2014 | 2:08 pm
      thanks rob for this hidden message ! o documentation would be nice ;-)
      it would be great to do soft wraping text with or
      i tyed it with the also undocumented bound message.
      the only way i found, is to do this in jit.mgraphics by checking every single characters position and do the linebreaks "by hand".
      thanks, pc