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... at your favorite Cafe.

 

I know scrolling LED text is a bit old hat, but I've been playing with a different method recently that might interest some of you. In Photoshop, I made a pixel sized long message using a dot matrix font - like this

 

ps_snip.thumb.png.5e446f038b0b6cedf4140feb4dba0106.png

 

then uploaded the jpg to this site that converts images to binary 0s and 1s. In Python, I read the resulting text file as a list of lines. These lines are rotated by removing the 1st value and adding it on the end. This makes the message scroll around (and loop). The binary is written to an array of spheres. Looks like this -

 

 

the building is a freebie from Pixel Lab. Here's the scene file -

 

scrolldemo2.zip

 

you'll have to edit the location of the text file on line 28

 

c:/users/jed/desktop/latebar.txt

 

to your info to make it work.

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