[Scribus] 3D text effects

Brett Shand brett
Mon Sep 3 23:20:13 CEST 2007

> On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 13:35:36 -0400, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> Thomas Zastrow wrote:
>>> John Brown schrieb:
>>>> Hello All,
>>>> Is there a way in Scribus to give text a 3D appearance? If
>>>> not, can someone suggest other free (as in free beer)
>>>> software that can do it, and preferably save the result in a
>>>> scalable form that can be imported into Scribus?
>>>> Right now, I am using shadows.
>>> Hi John,
>>> perhaps its worth for you to take a look at Inkscape (
>>> http://www.inkscape.org/). Inkscape saves it's pictures as SVG
>>> which can be directly imported into Scribus.
>> The ultimate (perhaps) for this kind of thing is going to be
>> something like Blender, which has a bit of a learning curve to be
>> sure, but can do things that most other graphics manipulation
>> programs only pretend to do.
>> Greg
>> _______________________________________________
> Someone suggested XaraLX. I tried the Windows trial version (I
> didn't mention that I am a Windows user).  It worked very well, and
> it was very easy to use.
> It seems that the open source Linux version is incomplete, but it
> should be able to do what I want. Unfortunately, I have to
> reinstall Kubuntu to test it.
> I see that Blender runs on Windows. I will try it in a little while.

If you're running windows you can look at  FontMagic:


I've not tried it myself, but others say it's OK. I have no idea what formats it 
saves in, sorry :)


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