raster help

is there a setting that will allow text to be visible in a rendered image...
either exploded or not??
I am making some fairly complex instrument panels, and need to display them
in a couple different
configurations with different enclosure designs & I can't seem to get any
text to come out. TIA
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If you're talking about vector(eg:ACAD) to raster BetterWMF
formatting link
is an avenue. ACAD can export to Adobe Acrobat by configuring to it's driver.
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The *easiest* way is probably to use a bitmap within a material. I haven't done it for a long time, and when I did, it was with Accurender, but I believe the idea is the same. (See the ape face material that comes with Acad.)
Beyond that, you'd have to have something to convert text to 3D objects (solids, faces, etc.). I had an app that would do it, but I don't even remember what it was called. It was pretty impressive, I'll say that. It may have came with Accurender. It would take any text you created on your system, and turn it into 3D objects.
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