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Nutcracker: Enhancement, Text

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. smeighan

    smeighan Dedicated Elf

    Jan 19, 2012
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    4217 Greenfinch Dr CO 80126
    I have made these changes to teh text effect.

    1) You now have a speed control, 1.0=normal speed
    2) You now have a direction control. Valid values are: left, up, down
    3) I changed when the scrolling text recycles. Before , if you had 10 characters of text and a 5 character wide tree, the recycle
    would happen when the tenth character was displayed on the right side of your tree.

    New method, now recycle is only based on the sequence duration. In the above example you might scroll 10 characters in 12 seconds, set sequence
    timing to 16 seconds and your text will completely scroll off your display.

    So what does it look like?

    username f
    user_target AA_MATRIX
    effect_class text
    effect_name DEMOTEXT_LEFT
    text1 Merry Christmas
    text2 TUNE to 88.5fm
    window_degrees 360
    text1_color #FF0D05
    text2_color #2FFF05
    frame_delay 100
    topPixel 15
    show_frame n
    speed 1
    direction left
    seq_duration 16
    fade_in 0
    fade_out 0
    submit Submit Form to create your effect
    OBJECT_NAME text
    batch 0

    Scroll Left, speed=1.0


    Scroll Left, speed =0.5

    Scroll Left, speed =1.5

    Scroll Up


    Scroll down


    Finally, the text will look different if the target is a mega tree, Here is the same text as above, direction up


    i would suggest speeds of
    0.25, 0.50, 1.0, 1.50, 2.0
    experiment if you notice a flicker.


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