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    Animated Typo Art ... WOW!

    http://fi5e.com/typo_illus.html

    Ultra inspiring.

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    damn nice.

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    Originally posted by jamble7000
    Awesome
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    that takes ASCII to another level.

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    Hee-hee...

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    as Ws form a face; couldn't figure out who it was until I looked at the address bar...

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    That is very cool! ^.^
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    wow, that was very cool...

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    oldie but goodie...the biggie one is the best.

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    i missed that one, dont like BIG too much, but wow, that was the most impressive...especially the face!

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    hmmmm, cool stuff. who's got that kind of time?

    it's the same each time, so i assume that it's NOT code generated?

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    Originally posted by nordberg
    hmmmm, cool stuff. who's got that kind of time?

    it's the same each time, so i assume that it's NOT code generated?
    I presume its code generated. Its most likely that they were generated repeatedly until a good generation came up, and as they are being generated the data on how they were generated is being stored so that they can be played back again.

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    yeah, i assumed it was code generated, but then noticed that it repeats.
    interesting either way....

    Ah, these boys is all swelled up. So this was earlier...getting set to trade. Then, woooaaah differences.
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    could it be that he is attaching the letters to a path through code, maybe with the new drawing components and then attaching the letters? id love to find out how this is done....

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    I'm not that impressed to be honest, I've done similar things myself.

    Basically just involves creating a new movieclip each frame with a textfield inside it whose value is say the next letter in the song (easily found using substr). Then jazz it up a bit by adding some seemingly randomness, such as rotating the newly created movieclip by a certain amount each frame etc.

    As for actually drawing the shape of the person (I only watched the B.I.G. one btw) you create a new Flash movie, import a photo of the person on stage and add some actionscript like the following on the first frame.

    Code:
    this.x = new Array();
    this.y = new Array();
    this.time = -1;
    this.lineStyle(1, 0x000000, 100);
    this.onEnterFrame = function () {
     if (Key.isDown(Key.CONTROL)) {
     this.time++;
     this.x[this.time] = this._xmouse;
     this.y[this.time] = this._ymouse;
     this.lineTo(this._xmouse, this._ymouse);
     } else {
      trace("x = new Array("+this.x+");");
      trace("y = new Array("+this.y+");");
     }
    }
    So all you have to do is to hold CONTROL to draw around the image, and then when you let go you in the Output Panel you will see the Actionscript you need to use to position each movieclip with the textfield at a particular time.

    Its obviously a little more in depth that that, but thats how I would approach it anyway.

    I didnt explain this very well did I?

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    If you liked that, you'd like this:

    http://www.romanm.ch/
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    I didnt explain this very well did I?
    actually you did, thats kind of along the same lines that I was imagining...except for the keystroke thing of course...

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    fine, who wants to make me one of these then?



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    Are you talking about a drawing API setting the coordinates for the face? Dont really understand where you were talking about the CONTROL part...is that some part of system of setting the coordinates thru AS? Elaborate on that a bit more please. The overall concept is easily understandeable, but Im sure the execution will take the ****s out of you...bugs galore.

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    if you are talking about key.CONTROL, he is refering to the control key on the keyboard, if it is down, then the code can commence with the write output...

    and if someone does make one for gerbs, id love to see the source... ok, im lazy....
    Last edited by webcorps; 06-18-2004 at 06:31 PM.

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