How to make the text labels of 3D plots look always like coplanar with the specific axes planes no matter how the viewpoint/view angle changes?

Here are examples of such effect:

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    $\begingroup$ Not with inbuilt standard options. This will most likely be a quite messy affair (e.g. using textures). $\endgroup$
    – Yves Klett
    Sep 8, 2014 at 7:00
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    $\begingroup$ Related $\endgroup$ Sep 8, 2014 at 9:16
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    $\begingroup$ Potentially useful tip: Texture may be not only a raster, but also a vector object with text in textual form. $\endgroup$ Sep 9, 2014 at 7:20
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    $\begingroup$ Related $\endgroup$
    – Jens
    Aug 25, 2016 at 0:48

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This is not really the answer, but a comment. I need this format to place an image. I think the "Presentations" package of David Park could help. It enables one to draw the text like this:

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    $\begingroup$ What I do is upload an image using the answer box, then copy the URL and paste it into my comment without posting the answer. Of course then people still need to click the link to see the image. $\endgroup$
    – user484
    Aug 25, 2016 at 3:31
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe a code sample then? :) $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Aug 25, 2016 at 7:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba I am sorry, I gave this answer 2 years ago, and did not keep the code. However, I remember that the example I gave is very close to the examples collected in Presentations of David Park and is quite straightforward. $\endgroup$ Aug 29, 2016 at 9:20

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