Provide option to automatically wrap text images/layers

I think it’s very important - ability to make text layer with wrapping. I don’t know what is better option:

  1. to add an option to Make Text Layer node which sets text rectangle dimensions
  2. to add ability to change layer’s dimensions and automatically wrap text to its bounds if needed.

Vuo Developers Team should choose an option which is more compatible to Vuo philosophy.

By now it’s possible to wrap text only by adding Enter character - but it’s a static solution :(
I often work with text in Vuo compositions which are part of my theatrical performances, where text information is very important and text flow should be reactive to animation.

BTW, great job!

@dumski, I’ve opened this feature request for community voting.

By the way, with Vuo 1.1, you can now directly insert linebreaks into text ports — hold the Option key and press Return. And you can already set text alignment to left, center, or right — double-click the Font port:


@smokris Yes but the alignement is not available in the “Make Font” Patch if I’m right :( I’m thinking about making a future request for this !?

alignement is not available in the “Make Font” Patch

Oh, yes, looks like we left it out. It was trivial to add, so I just added it, and it will be part of the upcoming Vuo 1.2 release.

@smokris “It was trivial to add, so I just added it, and it will be part of the upcoming Vuo 1.2 release”

Amazing ;) Thanks

This would be useful as I have the same requirement. Another thing I noticed when using a text file as the data source is that the first line is not vertically centred (Read Text File > Split Text > Cycle Through List). The quick fix for this is to add a line at the top with a space, this causes a delay but is a simple work around.

@2bitpunk, I tried to see the problem for myself but didn’t have enough information. Could you create a bug report and include a composition demonstrating the problem?

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Hi, sorry… bit of an old thread but revisiting this and wondering if there’s a fix for text wrapping in “Make Text Layer” (vuo.layer.make.text).  

TextLayerWrap.vuo (2.95 KB)

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@2bitpunk, no, we haven’t implemented this feature yet.

Chosen to be implemented.

Implemented in Vuo 2.0 beta.