Excellent 3D Monsters

By skewing text a couple of degrees forwards or backwards you can give the impression of perspective. But it's not very subtle.
size(1000, 1000) theText = [u"EXCELLENT", "MONSTER", "MOVIES"] font("HelveticaNeueCondensedBlack") s = 164 # fontsize lp = 136 # linespacing fontSize(s) translate(122,590) # these are the skew angles. # protip: select value, command + drag = change value leftSlant = 27 rightSlant = 46 angle = [leftSlant, rightSlant] # these values are the tracking of the even / odd lines leftTrack = 105 *0.1 rightTrack = 40 *0.1 tracks = [leftTrack, rightTrack] def ip(f, a, b): return a+f*(ba) for i, theLine in enumerate(theText): wordWidth, textHeight = textSize(theLine ) sofarWidth = 0 thisTrack = tracks[i%2] for c in theLine: thisAngle = angle[i%2] letterWidth, textHeight = textSize(c ) factor = (len(theLine)*thisTrack+sofarWidth+.5*letterWidth)/wordWidth save() # some alternative skew transforms skew(ip(factor, thisAngle, thisAngle), 0) text(c, (0, 0)) restore() translate(letterWidth+thisTrack,0) sofarWidth += letterWidth translate(wordWidthlen(theLine)*thisTrack,lp) saveImage("monsterMovie.png")