The Text MeshThe main graphics primitive of Unity. Meshes make up a large part of your 3D worlds. Unity supports triangulated or Quadrangulated polygon meshes. Nurbs, Nurms, Subdiv surfaces must be converted to polygons. More info
See in Glossary component generates 3D geometry that displays text strings.
Note: This is a legacy component that has limited functionality. For information on more recent, full-featured ways of displaying text, see Creating user interfaces (UI).
You can create a new Text Mesh from Component > Mesh > Text Mesh.
|TextA non-interactive piece of text to the user. This can be used to provide captions or labels for other GUI controls or to display instructions or other text. More info
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|The text that will be rendered
|How far should the text be offset from the transform.position.z when drawing
|The size of each character (This scales the whole text.)
|How much space will be in-between lines of text.
|AnchorA UI layout tool that fixes a UI element to a parent element. Anchors are shown as four small triangular handles in the Scene View and anchor information is also shown in the Inspector. More info
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|Which point of the text shares the position of the Transform.
|How lines of text are aligned (Left, Right, Center).
|How much space will be inserted for a tab ‘\t’ character. This is a multiplum of the ‘spacebar’ character offset.
|The size of the font. This can override the size of a dynamic font.
|The renderingThe process of drawing graphics to the screen (or to a render texture). By default, the main camera in Unity renders its view to the screen. More info
See in Glossary style of the font. The font needs to be marked as dynamic.
|When selected this will enable tag processing when the text is rendered.
|The TrueType Font to use when rendering the text.
|The global color to use when rendering the text.
Text Meshes can be used for rendering road signs, graffiti etc. The Text Mesh places text in the 3D sceneA Scene contains the environments and menus of your game. Think of each unique Scene file as a unique level. In each Scene, you place your environments, obstacles, and decorations, essentially designing and building your game in pieces. More info
See in Glossary. To make generic 2D text for GUIs, use a GUI Text component instead.
Follow these steps to create a Text Mesh with a custom Font:
Note: If you want to change the font for a Text Mesh, need to set the component’s font property and also set the texture of the font material to the correct font texture. This texture can be located using the font asset’s foldout. If you forget to set the texture then the text in the mesh will appear blocky and misaligned.