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Author: Trent Schwarz | Website: http://

Conforming to the Path (cont.)

Okay. First of all, we need to pick (select) the path we want the text to deform to. To do that, we press the PICK PATH button, and click on the circle. Top viewport, Perspective viewport, doesn't matter. You'll see some instant results - the text has bent around and done some weird things. To get it to behave, click the 'move to path' button at the bottom, and constrain the 'path deform axis' by selecting the X axis radio button at the very bottom of the toolbar (see the above picture if that doesn't make any sense).

Once we've done that, we need to put the text where we want it. Adjust the rotation parameters to -90 degrees. The text should now be sitting on top of the line, and is bending around, following our circle.

Animate the text around the circle from 0 - 100% over 100 frames.

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Added: 2000-08-21
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