Geomview For Windows?
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If you are using the SGI version of Geomview, you can use the labeler, a tool which creates nice looking test objects given a text string and a Postscript font. You can get it via anonymous ftp from ftp.geom.umn.edu in the /pub/software/geomview/newpieces/sgi directory. You can get either the binary distribution, labeler-sgi.tar.Z, or the source distribution, labeler-src.tar.Z. The external module version of this tool only runs on SGIs (it uses the FORMS interface library). The core program should run on other machines that have Display Postscript extension for X. The text produced is high quality, but the large number of polygons used slows down Geomview. Another option is to use a file of ready-made letter geometries, alphabet.vect. This defines each letter as a handle to a few vectors. Geomview can handle quite a bit of this text in the scene before slowing down. Instructions for using this file are in a comment at the start of the file. If you don't need the text to be a 3D object in the scene, you can create a image or postscript file of the scene (see previous question) and then use an image editor such as Showcase, Illustrator, or XPaint to annotate it with text. -- Tim Rowley -- trowley at geom.umn.edu -- "Do or do not, there is no try."
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