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Text in Fusion 2013 - Any Text?

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10-20-2012 01:39 PM

Hello, I've searched the forum posts and every menu I can find, but I can't seem to locate an answer to this queston:


I've built a model of a product in Fusion 2013 (Windows 7 tech preview), and would like to add text graphics (product name, etc.) Is there any way within this product to do that?


Seems odd that one can't place text on a model.


The only work around I can imagine is to build the text as a "part" in another application and assemble it to the surface with constraints.


Frustrating that the documentation and FAQ makes no mention - even if to say not possible - of such a basic function. At least nowhere I can find. Did I miss it?


Thanks for the help!

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Re: Text in Fusion 2013 - Any Text?

10-22-2012 08:11 PM in reply to: ck_cad

We don't support to add text on face directly, however you can place a canvas image to a face, see below screenshot. 



And you can also use "New Canvas" tool, that required to new an image in sketchbook designer.


Sally Yang
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Fusion 360 Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: Text in Fusion 2013 - Any Text?

10-22-2012 10:16 PM in reply to: SallyYang

Thank you for the reply.


I've tried that but it does not seem to "stick" to the exported final version of the file. I'm trying to export this product mock-up, with the text, so I can import it into a 3D motion graphics tool like AfterEffects to produce some video materials about the item.


I need to be able to go from the Fusion file to 3DS. I can't go directly, so I'm translating via 3rd party tool. They can't open the Fusion DWGs at all though they can open "SketchUp, 3DS, OBJ, STEP, IGES" - the only success I've had with the model is via STEP format from Fusion. Tried your workflow but resulting file had no graphics when translated (Fusion > STEP > 3DS).


I added the canvas and constrained it to the model. They both rotate and look great in Fusion.Did I miss something?


Again, the goal here is Fusion > 3DS (opened in Photoshop then imported to AfterEffects). Need to product to have graphics on skin that move with correct perspective.


Thank you for your help.

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Re: Text in Fusion 2013 - Any Text?

10-30-2012 03:22 PM in reply to: ck_cad

3DS does decals, have you tried that?

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Fusion Quality Assurance Team
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