Continuing the discussion from yesterday on building images rendered out of text characters in the paint synthesizer, today we’ll look at how to program raster vs vector drawing for text brush nibs. The image above shows essentially the same preset, the left side is rendered using raster text brush nibs, the right side is rendered using vector text brush nibs.
Note that the vector text brush drawing on the right is much smoother, drawn with anti-aliased edges, more readable. So let’s examine in detail how we manually edited yesterday’s paint synthesizer preset to get it to draw with vector paint nibs rather than raster paint nibs.
If you have not read yesterday’s post, please do so to familiarize yourself on how we constructed a paint preset that paints an image with a passage of text, where the size of the individual characters are modulated by the source image luminance.
The 1st gallery image below shows the Brush Type control panel for yesterday’s paint preset. Note that the Brush Type is set to use the Source Brush option. The Brush Source control panel from yesterday was set to use the Text source brush, so as we described yesterday that source brush is cached as a series of raster images.