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Projecting text on a conic face

Question asked by Jordi Pérez on Sep 4, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 5, 2016 by Jordi Pérez

Hi buddies,

I am modelling a camera lens and I need to project a line of text envolving a cone extrussion.

It is easy using the envolve tool when I have to project the text on a cylinder, but in the case of a cone I can not get it except if I do it separately building a new tangent-to-cone plane for each small text entity. This can work in the lens case (so I'm projecting single numbers and icons) but if we would have to do the same with a line of text this method wouldn't be acceptable.


Could anybody suggest a way to do this text placement with a single operation?


Thank you very very much


Image 1: Envolving the text succesfully on a cylinder.


Image 2: Creating a tangent-to-cone sketch plane.


Image3: Obtaining a non satisfactory projection



PS: I noticed the conical face planar development appearing on the sketch plane when I am using the envolve tool. I suppose I have to addapt the text to this shape before envolving, but I don't know how to get identical lines in the sketch plane.