Unity Tutorial – Fix 3DText issues (Text rendered in front of Object + Blurry)

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Update:
TextMesh Pro is now available in a free Version from the Asset store also for old releases of Unity. The TextMesh Pro functionality will be included directly in the Unity core. Check out (first), if this solves your needs.
Get TextMesh Pro for free from the Asset store:
Unity Blog post announcing the integration of TextMesh Pro into the core

For Unity 2017.1 There is a special dl version of the asset – not available via the asset store. See details in this thread.

Fix for…
1 – Unity 3DText is rendered in front of Player
2 – This is the corrected 3D Text (Render behind Player)
3 – Fix for blurry Texts and fix for errors if text is on a plane

I created a video tutorial to show what has to be done… This video is not uploaded yet but here is the solution.
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MegaGem Helpline 😉
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Problems with standard Unity 3D-Text:

-Rendered before Player Object
-Blurry

-sometimes not visible on the plane


Solve 3DText problem:
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Use new Font for Text3D in Unity!
-DL + Checked License
-Imported
-Create Shaders
-Create Material
-Change Material (Texture)
-Use Font
-Test

Fix Blurryness of 3D Text:
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In Unity Set Scale to 150 (big value)
Set Scale of the Object to a small value (0.1)

Fix - 3DText not visible on the Plane:
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3D Text has the same Y value like the plane. Use Position (0,0.001,0) in the Unity Editor to fix this.


Links:
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Tut1 3D Text Fix - http://wiki.unity3d.com/index.php?title=3DText
Tut2 3D Text Fix - http://czcodezone.blogspot.de/2015/01/unity-prevent-3d-text-from-always.html

Download Open Fonts - https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Roboto
Download Open Fonts - https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Baloo
Check License - https://github.com/EkType/Baloo/blob/master/OFL.txt
Write down the fonts (credits) - http://www.megagem.net/2016/11/25/fonts-used-projects/
Check Fonts online - http://typecast.com/preview/google/Play
Unity Doc on Shaders - https://docs.unity3d.com/550/Documentation/Manual/ShaderTut1.html


Update: (20171103 - VR related)
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Free antialiasing on text for VR
https://unity3d.com/de/learn/tutorials/topics/virtual-reality/user-interfaces-vr

VR 3DTexts examples exported:
My3DTextTemplate_Package.unitypackage

(VR and Non VR Sample GameObjects 3D Texts included)

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