Mask on text not covering all the letters

Hello,

I’m looking for some help with applying a mask to text. (Very new to Rhino, apologies if this is an easy fix!). I’m trying to use solid colours and the mask doesn’t seem to cover all the letters?

It looks fine in the paper space, the problem only starts when I check the print preview, or actually export to a PDF. See screen grabs below


Thanks in advance

Hello - can you please post an example file - just one or two bits of text that shows the problem, not the whole project.
Please also run the SystemInfo command in Rhino and copy/paste the results here.

-Pascal

Hi Pascal,

I’ve attached and example file here. Below are the results from the SystemInfo command:

Rhino 7 SR11 2021-10-20 (Rhino 7, 7.11.21293.09001, Git hash:master @ 972ac562128b307e99f15e56dd11586c73e91ecb)
License type: Commercial, build 2021-10-20
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10.0.19042 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 16Gb)

Computer platform: DESKTOP

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (NVidia) Memory: 4GB, Driver date: 9-30-2020 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 456.71
> Accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display attached to adapter port #0
- Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #1

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 4.6 (primary GPU’s maximum)

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 9-30-2020
Driver Version: 27.21.14.5671
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 4 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\WebBrowser.rhp “WebBrowser”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoScript.rhp “RhinoScript”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RPC.rhp “RPC”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoBonusTools.rhp “Rhino Bonus Tools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\IdleProcessor.rhp “IdleProcessor”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Alerter.rhp “Alerter”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\export_PDF.rhp “PDF Export” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\BlockEdit.rhp “BlockEdit” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

mask test file.3dm (365.3 KB)

Thanks :slight_smile:

Hello - thanks. SystemInfo looks pretty straightforward to me. I do not see anything, so far, like what you show. Are you printing using the Rhino PDF driver? Does it make any difference if you unhook the secondary monitor?

-Pascal

It looks like some sort of font substitution is happening with PDF, at least in the print preview.

If you create the PDF anyway, then open the PDF, does it look correct?

Hi again, apologies for my delayed response-

I played around a bit more, it seems I only have an issue with one specific font (Kiona, with the aquamarine mask). If I test the mask with other fonts it seems to behave normally. See screen grab below

(Pascal- yes, I’m using the Rhino PDF driver I think? Unhooking the second monitor didn’t seem to make any difference).

Hi -

That font is not a standard font on Windows. If you really need to use that font, it looks like you’ll have to use a workaround by using a colored hatch.
-wim

Thank you all! I think I’ll just use a different font :wink: