Text to Curve Problem

A newbie problem with a simple answer (hopefully). I need some text to follow a circle but instead of the tops of the letters facing out, I need the tops of the letters to face towards the centre of the circle. I could use a bezier cuve, fit text to the curve and bend it out to achieve the same affect but this approach seems long-winded and fiddley. Is there an easier way to achieve the desired result ???

On the CurveCircle, W >> Switch Direction before using it as TextOnCurve. Then, on the Text object, set Y-Offset to a negative value. To get the letters back to origin rotate the CurveCircle in Edit mode.


have you seen this example? http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Text#Examples_5

Many thanks Fligh - that did the trick and thanks for the reference PapaSmurf.

I think it’s going to take me quite some time to get competent at this blending thing. I’ll continue eating the elephant piece by piece - it’s only week 4 so plenty more of the elephant to get through!