Is there a way to generate a TextObject (the 3D version) with the scripting engine?

I see AddText but there is no AddTextObject.

Is this possible in Rhino 6 WIP? Where can I download V6?



there is no AddTextObject function but you can always roll your own with a bit of RhinoCommon by creating a text enitity, exploding it to curves, creating surfaces from each letter and extruding the results like below:

import Rhino
import scriptcontext
import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs
def DoSomething():
    '''creates a 3d text object'''
    te = Rhino.Geometry.TextEntity()
    te.Plane = Rhino.Geometry.Plane.WorldXY
    te.Text = "Rhino rocks !"
    te.TextHeight = 10.0
    te.Justification = Rhino.Geometry.TextJustification.BottomLeft
    te.FontIndex = scriptcontext.doc.Fonts.FindOrCreate("Arial", False, False)

    curves = te.Explode()
    arr_breps = Rhino.Geometry.Brep.CreatePlanarBreps(curves)
    if arr_breps.Count == 0: return
    start_pt = te.Plane.Origin
    end_pt = te.Plane.ZAxis
    height = 1.5
    xform = Rhino.Geometry.Transform.Scale(te.Plane, height, height, height)
    line = Rhino.Geometry.Line(start_pt, end_pt)
    path = line.ToNurbsCurve()
    for brep in arr_breps:
        new_brep = brep.Faces[0].CreateExtrusion(path, True)