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Easy Timeline Animation with Plaintext

This is an interesting idea. Maybe it could be modified for generating rhythms or music.

I love Adobe Flash’s timeline UI.
It’s super easy to create complex timeline animations.

Okay, I have an idea. Expressing the timeline UI with plaintext.

https://dev.to/hashrock/easy-timeline-animation-with-plaintext-35fj

I have seen this technique used to trigger animations in sync with music, using the song’s BPM to sync effects with certain drum hits as read from a text string. The plaintext editor let people who weren’t developers make their own animation triggers for custom songs.

I think the original version was a flash project that used the same technique but the only version I could find is html/js based (warning: flashing colors and weird anime stuff)

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Just brainstorming here, but I wonder what kind of result would be produced by generating visuals or sounds from the randomart from generating key pairs. :thinking:

+--[ RSA 2048]----+  +--[ DSA 1024]----+
|       o=.       |  |            o.o  |
|    o  o++E      |  |            .= E.|
|   + . Ooo.      |  |             .B.o|
|    + O B..      |  |              .= |
|     = *S.       |  |        S     = .|
|      o          |  |       . o .  .= |
|                 |  |        . . . oo.|
|                 |  |             . o+|
|                 |  |              .o.|
+-----------------+  +-----------------+

I don’t know if it would work well, but it might be an interesting creative coding exercise. :slight_smile: