[PD] letters that move to their correct position to form readable text

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Fri Aug 14 10:44:46 CEST 2009

info at timvets.net hat gesagt: // info at timvets.net wrote:

> I'm looking for a way to do this:
> Show text where the letters are positioned randomly across the screen.
> Then gradually move the letters towards their correct position, to show
> the original, readable text...

For showing letters you could use Gem.

Then use pmpd or msd to do the smooth movement with some physical feeling. Just
add some fixed mass points to the line(s) of text you want to fill, and add
mobile masses connected by links to their respective fixed/final positions.
Turn off all links by setting the "k" rigidity parameter to 0, spread out the
letters in random positions, then turn on the "k" again to let the masses start


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