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4.6 GUI - Glow on text?

Discussion in 'Immediate Mode GUI (IMGUI)' started by dkm, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. dkm


    Sep 9, 2013
    Hey guys,

    I've just started playing with the new UI system in unity 4.6 and it looks pretty sweet so far!
    I'm having a small issue though. I'm trying to achieve a look similar to a Photoshop outer-glow effect on a text (for a button rollover) and wondering if anyone knows how to get that effect?

    Essentially a glow on text like:


    Thanks in advance!
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  2. Blinkmann


    Nov 12, 2013
    I've tried to achieve the same glow effect for a SciFi UI. The best solution for me seems to be TextMesh Pro.

    Here is a short introduction video what you can do:

    You could also move the Text Object, you want to highlight, to another canvas which is rendered by a camera with a screen based glow / bloom effect, but this is a very ugly solution.

    I've also tried to make a glow font and switch the fonts on mouse over, but I don't know how, or if that's even possible.

    If nobody has a better solution for this, I am going to buy Text mesh pro.