[PD-dev] Re: [PD-announce] pdp v0.7

Mathieu Bouchard matju at sympatico.ca
Fri Jan 17 19:57:25 CET 2003

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, delire wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 18:23:37 +0100
> Yves Degoyon <ydegoyon at free.fr> wrote:
> > i'm rather interested in a text rendering engine
> > that could be integrated in PDP/PiDiP
> hmm i agree, i suppose aalib can only give us a design framework for
> translating colour sapce in to text. however i haven't seen any direct
> or --realtime manipulation of the text in aalib, so this would be
> something that PDP/PiDiP seems better suited to anyway.
> christ it would be nice. funny it hasn't cropped up in other projects
> already.. < nudge >

Well, GridFlow already has got aalib support in the last release, and
the cvs edition of GridFlow now allows more than plain aalib output: you
may freeze the display while still rendering in-buffer (option autodraw),
you may force display of a frame (option draw), you may take the buffer
out of the @out object (option dump), in which case it comes out of outlet
0 in a "TA" color model (one ascii text channel, one attribute channel).
That kind of picture may be sent back to the @out object by inlet 0, same
as where greyscale pictures would normally enter, except that since they
are already in "TA" they need not be converted to it.

I have written a custom object (in Ruby) that performs an effect specific
to "TA" pictures, namely, replacing of certain letters in a picture by
sentences taken from specified files and sockets. It's used in one of our
patches for a show. This one will not be part of the GridFlow distribution

Mathieu Bouchard                       http://artengine.ca/matju

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