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omega_001    122
Any one know how to animate text. By this I mean, say you have the word "FIRE" on the screen using the portable fonts code, how could you texturize it and then move the texture along to make it look as if the text was on fire. Roughly the same affect you see at the start of the Opalsis demo by TimeLord.

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XaOs    122
There are many and better ways of animating fire!
You could use assembler! (not an option for me though)!!

Or you could simple go trough the text pixel by pixel and move them up and randomly left/right while fading them down as they get higher! This is a way of doing fire! A simple way! he he..
(Sort of like the latest tutorial on nehe''s site!)

Probably not the fastest, and neither the most goodlooking, but it works!

Take Care!

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_DarkWIng_    602
Opalis uses much simpler method.... plasma background/image is moved inside of "Opalis"-like alpha blended texture... so only plasma inside of text is visible....

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XaOs    122
cool....how come i have never thought of doing it like that...
Strange how the most simple thing comes to you mind last!! he he...

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