Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

3,137 ratings
3D2D Textscreens
Type: Tool, Addon
Tags: Fun, Roleplay
File Size
0.005 MB
Nov 22, 2012 @ 7:57pm
Jan 7 @ 7:16am
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3D2D Textscreens

Textscreens - Construction

This addon is now open source! Contribute to development of this addon on GitHub[]. All pull requests are welcomed!
This tool can be found under "Construction" in your tool menu.

  • Create 3D2D text anywhere in the world
  • Rotate and manipulate this text simply via your physgun
  • Up to 5 lines of text
  • Multiple different font sizes and colours
  • Heavily optimised
    • Full scale testing on a highly popular RP server
    • Draw distance optimisations
    • Minimal FPS hit
  • Permanent text screens
    • Hold C for context menu, right click on the textscreen, and make the text screen permanent (only works for admins). This is perfect for welcome messages or rules.
  • Presets
    • Define preset textscreen data (size, text, colours, etc) and save/load these for future use at any time. This is very useful to trying to replicate multiple textscreens across maps.
  • Want more? Contribute to development of this addon on GitHub[]. All pull requests are welcomed!

Server owners:
  • sbox_maxtextscreens controls the maximum amount of text screens that each player can spawn. This defaults to 1. This command only exists on the server, so make sure it's set via RCON, or in something like server.cfg.
  • To install this onto your server, follow the instructions listed here[].

For those interested, a location map of the last 1000 users of this addon can be found here[].

Please do not contact us directly for support, especially Dellkan as he is no longer actively involved in development of this addon, and is listed solely as an original author for credit sake. Please direct any support enquiries to a discussion thread on this workshop item or an issue on github[].
Popular Discussions View All (19)
Jan 7 @ 4:31pm
Textscreen spawn position
[IFN] merkur0 [MOD]
Jul 11, 2016 @ 7:42am
All textscreens disappeared and permament system is dead
Этильван Клинтсфиранский
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=GTRS= Dan The Man 23 hours ago 
Sorry if this has been asked, but can you make this so you can weld them (e.g to cars as stickers)
LuigiBoi240YT Jun 18 @ 6:20am 
Is it possible to change the font? and how?
Platinum - NEED BUILDERS Jun 10 @ 7:38am 
Does anyone know how to change the font?
James  [author] Jun 5 @ 3:00pm 
@Falco I'd definitely appreciate the pull request. I don't have any immediate plans to work on the feature if I'm completely honest - I haven't put a lot of time into GMod over the last couple of years. I'll see about defaulting to Lato Heavy with your suggested settings soon.
I forgot to add, antialias should be enabled (true) if the outline is removed.
I started working on that feature myself, if I complete before you get around to it I can do a push request on Github. In the meantime, I'd change the font to Lato Heavy and remove the outline. Everyone I've asked thinks it looks more preferable to the default Coolvetica font with an outline.
James  [author] Jun 5 @ 6:56am 
Lato Heavy does look nice. I still intend to (one day) allow people to select from an array of different fonts, but in the meantime, do you think it's worth updating to set Lato Heavy as default?
I honestly prefer Lato Heavy with outline = false and antialias = true
Coolvetica isn't that great, like Comic Sans - yet not as crap.
Yaycob Jun 3 @ 10:31pm 
So on the server I play on, I had accidentally perma-propped a textscreen. Now the textscreen won't disappear, and there's no way to target it to un-perma-prop it. Any known solution?
fixed now, thanks