Animating the profiles of fonts/text – SideFX Houdini Tutorial

This tutorial will explain how to animate the profiles of text generated with the Font SOP. Each letter will be broken into multiple lines by removing the corners, and then each line is stretch outwards in the direction each is pointing. The lines are then animated to reveal the letter’s profile as a motion graphics effect.

The manipulation of the line segments will be done using a VOP network. The dot product of each point is calculated and points close to zero are removed.

Animating Font Profiles - The completed Houdini scene file from the tutorial on profile animation of text.

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