Multiple independend moving textlines


    Oct 23 2012 | 7:54 am
    Hello,
    i am working on a jitter patch (MAX 5, still) with many sentences that should move independently .
    I looked at the jit.gl.text2d help file but did not find a way to generate more than one textblocks at the same time.
    Is the right way to draw them in different windows and mix them together afterwards?
    regards,
    Joa

    • Oct 24 2012 | 1:30 pm
      Hi,
      Unfortunately the jit.gl.text2d and jit.gl.text3d objects can only draw one block of text at a time.
      The solution to your problem lies in either using poly (have a look: Max5/examples/jitter-examples/video/quicktime/PolyMovie)
      Or you could use one jit.gl.text2d and draw it several times with different settings (eg. text, position) before banging the jit.gl.render.
      Two of X possible solutions.
      If you want to use different fonts for the textblocks I'd suggest a jit.gl.text2d for every font used, as rapid font-switching costs you fps.
      Grt.