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

Max abonnements at revolwear.com
Fri Aug 14 11:01:30 CEST 2009

hi tim,

additionally to what frank said you might want to use a font with  
fixed width, otherwise you need to parse the kerning information  
somehow. with a fixed width you can just count the letter position and  
add the space to the x-position. use [text3d].


Am 14.08.2009 um 10:44 schrieb Frank Barknecht:

> Hallo,
> 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
> moving.
> Ciao
> -- 
> Frank
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