Text on Curve

Hi there. I want to put some text on a curve, and I am having no difficulty making the text wrap around the curve… but it only does it in one axis. Is it possible to change the orientation of the text so the letters stand perpendicular to the curve plane? Think of a train moving along the curve, with letters printed on the side, or a wall-street letter banner wrapping around walls - that sort of thing. How would this be achieved within blender? Have tried texture mapping a cylinder, but I don’t get good results.

Please help!

As far as I know, it’s not possible to change the axis. :frowning: The best I can think of is to convert the text to a curve object, then deform it with a lattice.

Damn. Pity. Oh well. Long way it is, then. :frowning: