Text Layer

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About Text Layers


A "Text Layer" can be created with the Text Tool or by drag and drop.

Parameters of Text Layers

The parameters of the text layers are:

Name Value Type
Type real icon.png Z Depth 0.000000 real
Type real icon.png Amount 1.000000 real
Type integer icon.png Blend Method Composite integer
Type string icon.png Text Text Layer string
Type gradient icon.png Color
Type integer icon.png Font Family Sans Serif string
Type integer icon.png Style Nomral integer
Type integer icon.png Weight Normal integer
Type real icon.png Horizontal Spacing 1.000000 real
Type real icon.png Vertical Spacing 1.000000 real
Type vector icon.png Size 0.500000u,0.500000u vector
Type vector icon.png Orientation 0.500000u,0.500000u vector
Type vector icon.png Origin 0.00000u,0.000000u vector
Type bool icon.png Kerning
Type bool icon.png Sharpen Edges
Type bool icon.png Invert

How to use Text Layer

Quick trick that allows to use custom fonts in Synfig.

Here's what you need:

  • Put your font (ttf) file in the same dir as your Synfig (sif or sifz) file.
  • Create Text Layer and in the "Font Family" parameter put full filename of font file (i.e. "LobsterTwo-Regular.ttf", without quotes).

That's it!

File:Text layer-1.png

After examining font files, you might notice that different variants of font style are usually residing in separate files (i.e. "LobsterTwo-Italic.ttf", "LobsterTwo-Bold.ttf", "LobsterTwo-BoldItalic.ttf", etc). So you can use different font variants in the same way just by referencing the appropriate font file.

If your font file is placed in different location, then you can specify absolute or relative path to it (i.e. "../fonts/LobsterTwo-Bold.ttf").

File:Text layer-2.png

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