Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

4,426 ratings
3D2D Textscreens
Type: Tool, Addon
Tags: Fun, Roleplay
File Size
0.011 MB
Nov 22, 2012 @ 7:57pm
Oct 28 @ 1:05pm
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3D2D Textscreens

Create 3D2D text anywhere in the world.


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 fonts, 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 cvar only exists on the server, so make sure it's set via RCON, or in something like server.cfg.

  • Set ss_call_to_home 1 on your server to provide anonymous analytics including your operating system, version of the addon, and rough, anonymised geo-location. This is entirely optional and used solely to put a smile on my face.

  • 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 (34)
Dec 5 @ 11:32am
Nov 2 @ 6:35pm
Textscreens going invisible at certain angles
Razor | TGN
Nov 2 @ 6:35pm
Can't write polish letters
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James  [author] Dec 14 @ 11:55am 
The artwork? That was done by the talented artist Ben Riffey from Nodecraft. He did the logo and the artwork used at the top of the page.
Crabhead Dec 14 @ 9:18am 
How did you make the second picture?
moonlight Nov 27 @ 2:41pm 
@James: fixed i found an Older Version of 3D2D TS Thanks doe <3
James  [author] Nov 27 @ 12:35pm 
@死体: Sorry you're having issues. I need more information in order to debug this though. What errors do you receive? How can I reproduce the issue? Submitting an issue at might be better for discussion.
moonlight Nov 26 @ 3:20pm 
I PLEASE NEED AN REPLY, This addon does not work, with the Gamemode DarkRP, With it's current 2.7.0 Version? Is there any bug? I Really need it on my server. It makes my HUD Disappear, i disabled and enabled all my addons, one by one, and this one is causing the problem.
Nekit Nov 24 @ 3:28am 
this is good
James  [author] Nov 14 @ 10:21am 
Adrielram: You can tweak the font size of each line up to 100. It can't be any bigger than that at this time.
Adrielram Nov 13 @ 6:16pm 
How to make it bigger?
iTzClizy Nov 11 @ 2:05am 
hehe boi
Robbie Nov 10 @ 2:35pm 
Thank you so much for the quick reply.