I have been working on a new python script that eases the creation and animation of text in the Blender 2.49 environment.
It is a lot of fun to play with!
I have put together a tutorial that shows how to use the various features of the script.
You can view it here:
A followup video tutorial that covers new features:
BlendText is a python script for Blender 2.49.2. It is a multi-tabbed continuously updated environment for animating text or copy at the phrase, word or character-by-character level.
BlendText supports effector style animation inside Blender. Phrases may be generated in 2D layout or placed upon a 3D curve. Capped font support is available as well. Generated objects have the passIndex property set so it is very easy to extract any portion of the animated effect by using an object index node in the Blender compositor.
Feel free to download the BLEND file here: (5th revision since initial release!)
ras_blendtext_release_1e.blend (696 KB)