I need to streamline my process. I’m starting with text dots. I need to convert them to a specific font for CNC engraving (the font can only be comprised of closed curves, which are necessary for the nesting software I use)…
I can manually generate the font using Rhino\s TextObject dialog (selecting “curves” as output). It works fine, except I have hundreds of text dots. I need to automate this.
The attached image shows what seems like a solution, except that the result isn’t quite right. The “e” characters are funky looking and some areas converge to a point. Apparently, the curves derived from exploded text are not the same as the curve output from the TextObject command. Am I overlooking something? Not all fonts create this problem, but I’d like to continue using the font in the example (Existence Stencil Light).
I’m not bound to this workflow either (grasshopper and/or scripts are welcome), so if you know another way to go from textdots to well behaved curves (as created with the TextObject command) please point me in the right direction. Many thanks!