Nutcracker: Enhancement, Text


Dedicated elf
Jan 19, 2012
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
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.