'Tumbling letters' effect


    Jan 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

    • Jan 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
    • Jan 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
      www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
    • Jan 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
    • Jan 26 2008 | 11:27 pm
      I even never achieve to do a carriage return with jit.gl.text2d ?
      donkey'm !