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What is Elefont: (It's just cool ! )
Elefont is a free tool to create 3D text objects from TTF fonts (ELEvated-FONTSs). They are generated into DXF-files which you can import for example into BRYCE rendering software. It is equiped with a funny non standard GUI. I developed it to create nice landscape pictures together with texts. You can also use it to create free scaleable texts from TTF fonts in a CAD system.
Some use it together with Lightwave. ("This does a much better job than the text plugin included with Lightwave", Dave Edens)

System requirements:
Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/95/98 (Sorry, I don't program Macs)
A graphic card with at least 65536 colors. (Graphic freaks know why)
The Microsoft Foundation Classes DLL Version 4.2
(in system 32 directory named MFC42.DLL)
And of course a rendering software which can import 3D DXF objects. (Bryce works best)

It was developed on a WindowsNT 4.0 system with a 233 MHz, Pentium II, 128 MB RAM and a normal 4MB graphic card.

How to get it:
Download zipped ELEFONTx.ZIP  (242 KB) (all GUI pictures are built in!)
Download zipped MS-DLL.ZIP (575KB) (if necessary)
(Almost unbelievable that  the whole application fits on half a floppy!)

Server Switzerland:  ELEFONT14.ZIP , MS-DLL.ZIP

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How to install:
To make downlaod fast and easy there is no installation program and also because there is only a single exe-file. If you don't have already a MFC42.dll on your system you can download it too. If you don't know, just try to start elefont.exe and if there is no MFC42.DLL available a message box will tell you. My advise is to copy the DLL into the application directory but it also works from the system32 directory.

Create a new directory (for example: c:\program files\elefont)
Download zip file(s) into this application directory.
Unzip the file(s)
Create a shortcut on your desktop.
You should now be able to run Elefont (elefont.exe)

How to uninstall:
Just remove the created application directory.
You also can remove the registry entries under:

Have fun and mail me some of your creations you made with Elefont.
Also mail bug reports and suggestions or if you wan't to be informed
about new releases.

Version Info:
Version 1.00:  1st May 1998 Firstly published on the net.
Version 1.01:  6th May 1998 The text imported in Bryce consists now of grouped objects. (Thanks to Joe Stewart from www.myrtleweb.com)
Version 1.2:   18th May 1998 Minimize button and Moray/Pov-Ray export support.
(Thanks to Twyst from http://twysted.net and Lutz Kretzschmar from http://www.stmuc.com/moray).
Version 1.3:    23rd May 1998 Complete new stone GUI.
Version 1.4:    7th July 1998 Bug Fixed: nirvana lines with colinear outline curves in some fonts.

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Printscreen of the GUI

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Last modified: 05.06.2013 18:19