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'Tumbling letters' effect

January 26, 2008 | 2:45 pm

Apologies for apparent laziness, and for not directing this at the Jitter
forum, but for reasons below I’m deliberately casting wide…
My wife is involved in a theatre piece for which they need a projection of
falling letters – you know the kind of thing, random slo-mo typewriter style
letters tumbling from the sky….
It sounds like the sort of thing that would be quite doable with Jitter, but
downloading/learning Jitter is still on my ‘to do’ list, and I find myself
too busy right now. I’m guessing that LCD might also be my friend here, but
I’m not too big on that either.
I could probably do it in Final Cut Pro/Motion/Live Type, but was wondering
if there happen to be any such Max/Jitter patches already out there…?
TIA
Roger


January 26, 2008 | 3:40 pm

The latest version of the collaboration "Urban Echo" from includes a visual like this (as seen at ICMC this year), written in Processing. The physics library extensions made it possible. Worth a look – http://christopherbaker.net/projects/urbanecho/

-Mike


January 26, 2008 | 3:40 pm

Sounds like a job for LiveType or Motion

On 1/26/08 9:45 AM, "Roger Carruthers"
wrote:

> Apologies for apparent laziness, and for not directing this at the Jitter
> forum, but for reasons below I’m deliberately casting wide…
> My wife is involved in a theatre piece for which they need a projection of
> falling letters – you know the kind of thing, random slo-mo typewriter style
> letters tumbling from the sky….
> It sounds like the sort of thing that would be quite doable with Jitter, but
> downloading/learning Jitter is still on my ‘to do’ list, and I find myself
> too busy right now. I’m guessing that LCD might also be my friend here, but
> I’m not too big on that either.
> I could probably do it in Final Cut Pro/Motion/Live Type, but was wondering
> if there happen to be any such Max/Jitter patches already out there…?
> TIA
> Roger
>
>

Cheers
Gary Lee Nelson
Oberlin College
http://www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson


January 26, 2008 | 8:06 pm

I’ve done a piece with several varieties of tumbling – intruding – rising- emerging letters and I
have to say the easiest way to do this(IMHO) use Flash. took a day to do a 9 minute visual poem.

KMc
— Roger Carruthers wrote:

> Apologies for apparent laziness, and for not directing this at the Jitter
> forum, but for reasons below I’m deliberately casting wide…
> My wife is involved in a theatre piece for which they need a projection of
> falling letters – you know the kind of thing, random slo-mo typewriter style
> letters tumbling from the sky….
> It sounds like the sort of thing that would be quite doable with Jitter, but
> downloading/learning Jitter is still on my ‘to do’ list, and I find myself
> too busy right now. I’m guessing that LCD might also be my friend here, but
> I’m not too big on that either.
> I could probably do it in Final Cut Pro/Motion/Live Type, but was wondering
> if there happen to be any such Max/Jitter patches already out there…?
> TIA
> Roger
>
>
>

Keith McMillen
BEAM Foundation
http://www.beamfoundation.org/
510.502.5310


January 26, 2008 | 11:27 pm

I even never achieve to do a carriage return with jit.gl.text2d ?
donkey’m !


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