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4.6 GUI - Glow on text?

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

  1. dkm

    dkm

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    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:

    glow.jpg

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Blinkmann

    Blinkmann

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    Hello,
    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.