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Textonpath Node

Textonpath Node

Create text that follows a path.

  • Text: The text to draw.
  • Font: The font to use for the text.
  • Size: The font size, in points.
  • Start: The start position along the path. From 0.00 to 100.00.
  • Loop: If checked, loops around the path. Due to a bug in NodeBox, this parameter has no effect.
  • Vertical Distance: The offset distance from the original path. Text is placed according to its baseline.
  • Fill: The fill color. If the alpha value is 0, the shape will have no fill.
  • Stroke: The stroke color.
  • Stroke Width: The stroke width. If the width is 0, the shape will have no stroke.
  • Keep Geometry: If checked, retains the original input geometry. Otherwise only the text path is output.


  • NodeBox can use any font available on your system. If you share NodeBox documents with others make sure they have the selected font as well.
  • Windows and Mac users have different default fonts installed (Windows users do not have Helvetica installed by default, for example).