Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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3D2D Textscreens
Content Type: Addon
Addon Type: Tool
Addon Tags: Fun, Roleplay
File Size
42.813 KB
Nov 22, 2012 @ 7:57pm
Oct 21, 2023 @ 7:55am
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3D2D Textscreens

In 1 collection by James
Nodecraft Garry's Mod Server
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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!

User Customisation
  • ss_render_range controls how far textscreens have to be away from you in order to render (default 1500). Setting this to a lower number can help with lag on older machines

  • ss_render_rainbow controls if rainbow textscreens should actually rotate their colours, or render as solid white (default enabled 1). 0 will cause them to render as solid white, which can be beneficial for accessibility

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.

  • ss_enable_rainbow controls whether players on your server can use the rainbow effect. Set this to 0 in your server.cfg to prevent anyone from using rainbow effects.

  • To install this onto your server, follow the instructions listed here[].

  • This addon supports custom admin permissions and user/group permissions for placement via hooks. See my website[] for more information.

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 (74)
Apr 28 @ 2:07pm
Doesn't work
Nov 5, 2022 @ 12:25pm
textscreen "update" not functional
Aug 25, 2021 @ 9:51am
can this use custom fonts?
Dick Kickem
基蒂 21 hours ago 
who know where i can find saved text
Retrix Jul 13 @ 3:55pm 
Is there a way to up the line limit to more then 5? It's a pain to line up stuff if your doing more then 5
HipMoreira Jun 2 @ 2:30pm 
looks good my friend
jesus hell of hole holy christ :'D holy sh*ts. what a truly legend was forgotten. :-') <3
VolKov Mar 24 @ 12:53am 
bro when i reset my server some perma-text get deleted, u know why that happend?
The_King_Pietro Mar 4 @ 3:54pm 
How do you get rid of the Auto-Weld to world issue thing
swat mahaddagamer Feb 22 @ 9:35am 
best mod
Ru$1K Jan 20 @ 1:38am 
EDSHOT Jan 10 @ 7:54pm 
thank you for removing analytics from the addon :steamthumbsup:
DarkX5 Dec 30, 2023 @ 9:50pm 
used this to commmunicate with minges without coughing my character to death