add characters to a string in Quartz Composer

naplpm's picture

Hi, I'm trying to create a patch in Quartz Composer with a real-time typewriter effect, to work together with and interactive old typewriter that I'm developing. I can't find the way to concatenate strings in Quartz Composer, what I need is an element, or patch, that allows me to add a character at the end of a string. Thank you!

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gtoledo3's picture
Re: add characters to a string in Quartz Composer

The patch that concatenates strings in QC is "String Printer" which is probably a sort of unintuitive name. You could also do it with the javascript patch.

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itsthejayj's picture
Re: add characters to a string in Quartz Composer

In addition to what George has mentioned you might want to look at using the freeboard plugin, Steve has done clever (borrowing Georges words again) composition that shows how to use backspaces and such.

http://kineme.net/composition/smokris/FreeboardStringEditor