Swordlings

mch's picture

Swordling is a prototype font for an upcoming cartoon project. Archive contains both vector and bitmap files. I'm considering using photofont plugins in order to preserve colors.

Swordlings

http://maciej.chodakowski.com/images/mec-037.jpg

hrant's picture

I'm curious about the bitmaps:
- I assume they're color BDFs. How did you make them?
- How did you embed them?
- How do you get them to render? :-/ Even just in b&w. Contemporary OSes block bitmap rendering.

hhp

HVB's picture

Love it. By the way - the Fontspace download includes the 26 .png files, but the Dafont zip file does not include them (even though the text on the page says that the archive contains bitmap files).

hhp - I'm also curious about that! I know that there are some utilities that allow you to select characters from appropriately set up bitmap alphabets with the keyboard. Scrap'N'fonts has one that works with THEIR raster alphabets.

- Herb

hrant's picture

Scrap'N'fonts

Is all their stuff bitmap fonts?

hhp

HVB's picture

No, but it's all pretty bad! Lots of original assembly line fonts, mostly themed, at $1 to $3. They're associated with InspireGraphics/LetteringDelights. A side note on terminology - to me, a "Bitmap font" is a windows .fon file or some of the Mac fonts. It it's essentially just images, I call them alphabets. Not great, but it works for me - I try to avoid the word 'font' if it's NOT an installable font. - Herb

hrant's picture

I was mostly trying to figure out if they're redistributing fonts that -if they're outline fonts- are clearly derived from commercial outlines. (The bitmaps might actually be copyrighted too, but that's too small a fish to fry.)

hhp

mch's picture

Thanks for letting me know. I'll get in touch with dafont asap.

Renders: I modelled the sword in 3D app then instanced it / arranged into typefaces. The sword is the Knight's sword in our upcoming animation Of Knight, Wizard and Dragon.

Photofont plugin for Photoshop or Indesign will allow you to use fully colored fonts on the same basis as .ttfs are used. There's the editor (which requires a commercial license) and client plugins (everyone can use these in order to use fonts made by license holders). I'm considering purchasing the product but at the moment it seems slightly too costly. Instead you can arrange .pngs found in the archive a slower but more convenient way since you can transform bitmaps too (eg. rotate, scale them).

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