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ExTrude

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by Goatmeal
see also BackTrude by Goatmeal, and OneQuarterTrude by Goatmeal, and ThreeQuarterTrude by Goatmeal, and FrontTrude by Goatmeal, and MidTrude by Goatmeal


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Description:
An experimental 3-D/geometric font, inspired by Mynameiscapo's "Metal Hammer [beta]". My first attempt was "InTrude"; I tried to make it look like it's coming right out of the screen or off of the page, but it wasn't what I was looking for. After retooling it, here is the result: it works! See all fonts: "Backtrude", "OneQuarterTrude", "OneQuarterTrude Inverse", "MidTrude", "ThreeQuarterTrude", "ThreeQuarterTrude Inverse", "ExTrude", "InTrude", and "FrontTrude"
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39 characters, 277 downloads
Created:
Tue, 16th August, 12:52 AM 2011
Last Edit:
Wed, 17th August, 1:48 AM 2011
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Discussion

Goatmeal
Goatmeal Wed, 17th August, 2011

Visit ExTude's complement, InTrude


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Wed, 17th August, 2011


meek
meek Wed, 17th August, 2011

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Extrude” is now a Top Pick.


p2pnut
p2pnut Wed, 17th August, 2011

A masterful bit of craftsmanship (as is "Intrude") 10/10


Frodo7
Frodo7 Wed, 17th August, 2011

Fantastic new font with convincing perspective effect. I like both versions. 10/10


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Thu, 18th August, 2011

@meek -- Thank you for the Top Pick! As always, it is most appreciated.


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Thu, 18th August, 2011

@p2pnut & @Frodo7 -- Thank you both for the kind words. Out of the perception of failure (InTrude) emerges success (ExTrude)!


thalamic
thalamic Thu, 18th August, 2011

It's awesome that you were able to formulate all those extrusion angles out of the fontstructor and then use them effectively.

I wish there was some way to animate the extrusion.


crispycraker
crispycraker Thu, 18th August, 2011

This gives an interesting effect I think. To say the least lol.

This gives an interesting effect I think. To say the least lol.

Goatmeal
Goatmeal Thu, 18th August, 2011

@thalamic -- Thank you for the kind words, Thalamic. Your animation idea has me inspired!

Honestly, only 45° and 30/60° angles were used with no composites or stacking. Starting with "InTrude's" grid (as seen in letter "b"), 25 single hollow Square bricks were arranged on the FontStruct grid. Unfortunately I spaced them too far apart for the proper effect, and the angles got too difficult to use at such a reduced size. The scale of the final product(s) was increased to 10x to match the scale of the original single-brick hollow square.

Starting from the center: if you go one row/column away, only 1/2 of the shadow is allowed to appear; at 2 rows/columns away, the full shadow appears. Cripsycraker's terrific animation shows how I simply flipped each of the 24 individual brick-groups vertically and then horizontally of the letter "a" to turn "InTrude" into "ExTrude". Of course, there was no need to flip the center brick!

Once the letter "a" was created, it was copied into each of the letters (A-Z, 0-9), and finally, the unnecessary bricks were eliminated to create the respective letters.


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Thu, 18th August, 2011

@crispycraker -- Thank you for the terrific animation. I'd have to wait until later to do so.


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Fri, 19th August, 2011


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Fri, 19th August, 2011

The above animated GIF was made using the following fonts:
ExTrude
OneQuarterTrude
BackTrude


minimum
minimum Fri, 19th August, 2011

Excellent, Goatmeal. This multiple levels of extrusion set is exactly what I had in mind.

One final animation related thought: Fade out the extrusion. This means additional -trude fs, I'm afraid.


p2pnut
p2pnut Fri, 19th August, 2011

Ooooh! I do love a good bit of psychodelia :)


Excellent!!


crispycraker
crispycraker Fri, 19th August, 2011

Lol awesome animation Goatmeal. Now I think we need one more trude font to complete the whole inward/outward cycle for even more psychodelia :P


BanjoZebra
BanjoZebra Fri, 19th August, 2011

Now just add Midintrude, and your font family will be complete.


geneus1
geneus1 Fri, 19th August, 2011

Ingeniously simple design for a complex animation sequence. Great work here Goatmeal!


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Sat, 20th August, 2011

@minimum, @p2pnut, @crispycraker, @BanjoZebra and @geneus1 -- Thank you all for the wonderful support. I don't know how I'd accomplish fading, but I do have some other ideas for a few more 'Trude fonts; hopefully to round out a more complete, fully-functional set...


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Tue, 30th August, 2011


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Tue, 30th August, 2011

The above animated GIF was made using the following fonts:

BackTrude
OneQuarterTrude
OneQuarterTrude Inverse
MidTrude
ThreeQuarterTrude
ThreeQuarterTrude Inverse
ExTrude
InTrude
FrontTrude


p2pnut
p2pnut Tue, 30th August, 2011

Dontcha just love a good bit of psychodelia?

Excellent work GM :)


laynecom
laynecom Wed, 31st August, 2011

Ooooh, vertigo!

Great!


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Wed, 31st August, 2011

I like this kind of experiments, dear!


Goatmeal
Goatmeal Thu, 1st September, 2011

@p2pnut, @laynecom, and @elmoyenique -- Thank you all for the kind words! Hopefully the newly-expanded 'Trude set is now a bit more useful for people who may want to create animated GIFs and the like.