Font Channelier Hobby

Font Channelier Hobby

Mac OS, English

ABERAMAX
The extended version of Font Channelier creates models of 3D printed channel letters from installed system fonts using parametric profiles.

General Usage Instructions

QUICKSTART

  1. Create a section analysis plane parallel to the XZ plane 25 mm or 1 inch from the origin.
  2. Start the Font Channelier Hobby command: TOOLS -> CHANNELIER-> Font Channelier Hobby
  3. The Font Channelier Hobby dialog with 8 tabs will open. Adjust dialog width if necessary to see all tab titles.
  4. Turn on the preview. You should see the letter ‘A’ cut by the section analysis plane at the lower part of the body. Change the view to the axis Z pointing up if necessary.
  5. Try to change any of the parameters on the tabs and observe changes in the model.
  6. Hit the OK button if you are satisfied with the settings. A letter is created. Front faces are separate bodies and can be hidden to perform further modification on the channel hull. 

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:
1.Download the installer from Autodesk App Store.
2.Right-click on the "Downloads" folder and select "Open in Finder".
3.Right-click on the "FontChannelierHobby_mac.pkg" -> "Open With" -> "Installer".

Uninstall:
You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.
Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Fusion 360.
- Navigate to ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall
- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash or right-click and select “Move to Trash”
- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”
- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

Known Issues

The majority of the fonts are rendered without problems. Anyhow there are some fonts which shape geometry description is made of multiple overlapping parts. These characters are not modeled correctly. Know issues are in the 'Bahnschrift' font family and some greek symbols. 

Curvy fonts, multiple letters take a long time to create.

Contact

Company Name: ABERAMAX
Support Contact: info@aberamax.com

Author/Company Information

ABERAMAX

Support Information

Thanks for using this add-in.

For suggestions, wishes and bugs please contact me via e-mail: info@aberamax.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

V2.1.0

Extended version to Font Channelier - User can edit the font list - User can save and load profile settings - User can define own color palette - Distance units (metric or imperial) according to from document settings - Start position of the text can be defined - Character spacing can be defined - Corrected bugs and stability improvements
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