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animated color fading
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: animated color fading
- From: email@example.com (Arnoud Verdwaald)
- Date: Mon, 18 Jul 1994 15:20:42 +0100
I'd like to be able to let individual words in a text gradually disappear.
I could of course 'turn off' pixels, but I was hoping for a nicer solution,
in which the intensity gradually decays (if you have a copy of Think
Reference, you can watch a good example of what I mean: the information in
about dialog gradually darkens; I need this process reversed).
The best I could come up with was to increase the color components with
#'make-color in a loop, and overwrite as below...
(defun test ()
(let ((win (make-instance 'window
:view-position (make-point 380 225)
:view-font '("Helvetica" 48)
:view-size (make-point 250 250)
(dotimes (n 650)
(#_MoveTo 50 125)
(with-fore-color (make-color (* 100 n) (* 100 n) (* 100 n))
(grafport-write-string "bye" 0 3))))))
I suspect that the palette manager bothers me, for the (black) color
'faints' stepwise. Perhaps I need to poke the palette with #_AnimateEntry?
Anyway, I appreciate anyone's comment on how this is supposed to be done.
Dept. of Special Education
University of Nijmegen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postbus 9104, telephone: +31 80 612691
6500 HE Nijmegen, fax: +31 80 615938
THE NETHERLANDS (EUROPE).