Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

3,977 ratings
3D2D Textscreens
Type: Tool, Addon
Tags: Fun, Roleplay
File Size
0.006 MB
Nov 22, 2012 @ 7:57pm
Jan 23 @ 3:58pm
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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 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 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 (28)
Feb 16 @ 2:30pm
All textscreens disappeared and permament system is dead
Jan 7, 2017 @ 4:31pm
Textscreen spawn position
[TAW] merkur0
Jun 6 @ 11:49am
Where is the other variation of this?
Dr. Krentist
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James  [author] Jun 12 @ 5:52pm 
@ItsMichael: The specific prop used is `models/hunter/plates/plate1x1.mdl`
@[prismo]: The addon is built to work with the standard sandbox gmod toolgun. If the server you're on is doing something funky with that, you'll need to have them add compatibility, sorry.
☯ ItsMichael Jun 12 @ 4:40pm 
I blacklisted props and it didn't work, I unblacklisted a load of props and it worked, what prop is used to spawn this in?
grim r e a p e r >:( Jun 11 @ 5:04pm 
i was looking for this
[prismo] Jun 10 @ 12:34am 
Is there any way to spawn one in with a textsceen or with a toolgun? The Server I'm on uses a custom spawnmenu and only shows certain toolgun utilities.
James  [author] Jun 8 @ 8:59pm 
@ReXiK: Not at this time, no. Sorry! I'd welcome a PR on GitHub for such a feature though.
ReXíK May 16 @ 10:25am 
Is there a way to weld the text onto some object? For example: the Vehicle
(the normal weld does not work :/ )
[DXRP] Merlin May 4 @ 6:03pm 
@ [IG] Whitey

Instead of using the perma prop tool use the context menu by opening the context menu and right clicking on the textscreen and saving it from the drop down menu that pops up. It'll save whatever font you use.
[IG] Whitey May 4 @ 6:09am 
hI James,

Seem to be having an issue where perma propped screens are changing font once they are made perm. Any known fix for this?
James  [author] Apr 18 @ 7:29pm 
Please do. Any more information you have I'd appreciate.
Factory New BilboSwagz Apr 18 @ 6:16pm 
No worries, apartently it was a script of somesort, exploiting a backdoor, one of the people on the server patched it "somehow" im not exactly sure, i could find some detail on it if your interested