Rotatable fields?

Ken Norris (dialup) pixelbird at
Fri Feb 8 04:41:00 EST 2002

on 2/8/02 12:03 AM, Shao Sean at shaosean at wrote:

> yeah, the only thing is the data is to be created on the fly.. there is no
> preset data, there is no concept of what the data could be (other than text
> and images.. the actual content is unknown)..
Hi Shao. I guess I don't understand what you want to do. What do you mean by
'on the fly'? Do you mean you want to watch the text rotate on the screen
(you could animate that)? Or do you mean you want the USER to type sideways
(I don't think that can happen)?

What I just did was: went into Photoshop, opened a new file, chose a large
text font (Comic Sans Bold 36 pt), chose an aqua blue color, typed the word
"Fish", rotated it 90 degrees, chose a fish distortion filter, flattened it,
and saved it as a .gif. Then I reopened Rev to my stack, imported the .gif
image file to the card. Took all of about 3 or 4 minutes. Now I can script
the thing like any other object.

I can't think of anything easier. I could've done it with a retouched photo
with text applied sideways, or anything else you can do in Photoshop. I
didn't do it, but I could have imported, scaled, and /or positioned it (with
the rect command of course) under script control.

Best regards,
Ken N.

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