[PD] Text projection in real time

Christof Ressi christof.ressi at gmx.at
Wed Feb 28 20:17:10 CET 2018

for text display the browser is a naturally choice. I once did some experiments sending and receiving Pd messages with a minimal websockets implementation and it worked fine.

> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 28. Februar 2018 um 19:31 Uhr
> Von: "João Pais" <jmmmpais at gmail.com>
> An: PD-List <pd-list at lists.iem.at>
> Betreff: [PD] Text projection in real time
> Hello list,
> I was looking on the best way to display some texts which will be  
> produced/improvised in realtime. These will be acessible either as a list,  
> OSC, or on a file.
> I tried gem's 2dtext and [flatgui/entry], but they both don't work that  
> well, as some or all of the following aren't possible:
> - centered text
> - some texts are long, so the paragraphs have to break at the end of a word
> - black background, white font - font and size will be chosen later
> - fullscreen on a 2nd screen (to be projected)
> I imagine the word sliptting and text centering can be calculated in Pd so  
> that Gem displays it correctly, but I'm not sure I'll have the time for  
> it. So trying another solution such as coordinating with Processing or  
> similar would be an option, in case it's easier to implement.
> Are there any suggestions on how to tackle this?
> Best,
> jmmmp
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