Text component

This component defines nodes for rendering 3D text.

See also X3D specification of the Text component.


1. Demos

For complete demos and tests of these features, see the text subdirectory inside our VRML/X3D demo models.

2. Supported nodes

  • Text (API reference)

    Text displayed in a scene. The text may be multi-line, it can be textured, displayed with various size, justification, and font styles. While the text is a flat object, it can be rotated in 3D scene, like any other plane in 3D.

    The Text is also "clickable" within Anchor and TouchSensor nodes. A whole line of text is just a simple quad, when considered for collision detection.

  • FontStyle (API reference)

    Style of the font used by the Text node.

3. TODOs

Most important properties (size, spacing, justify (horizontal and vertical), family, style) are supported.

TODO: Properties not implemented yet:

  • FontStyle: From section 6.22.3 Direction and justification: fields horizontal, leftToRight, topToBottom (we always behave like they had default values, TRUE, TRUE, TRUE). From section 6.22.4 Language: language field is ignored.

  • Text: length, maxExtent are ignored (and handled like they had default values, which means that the text is not stretched).