'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 !