[Solved] create a typewriter text effect?

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Post » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:08 pm

Hi there,

I'm doing something that has some text and thought it would be fun to explore having the text be dynamic and type out on the screen rather than just be there or fade in.

I'm imagining the text would appear very fast, but it would be interesting to experiment with different speeds as well.

I'm just not sure how i could tell C2 to easily "every tick" put one more letter in the set text command.

I can imagine some ways of doing it but they all sound extremely difficult and likely impossible to manage. This would be applied to numerous paragraphs of text in different scenes.

Thanks!
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Post » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:27 pm

http://www.scirra.com/forum/typewriter-text-effect_topic45272_post283408.html?KW=#283408
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Post » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:32 pm

ah yes sorry I should have done that. thanks! :) I forget there is a wealth of knowledge out there.
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Post » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:17 pm

Also I started a new thread about a more advanced / specific question regarding text / typewriter effect.

I'm wanting a typing sound to go with it, but if i fire it off it works fine till the letters stop coming and the audio keeps looping.

i wonder if there is a way to get the text count from the source? if i knew how to get that value and pass it to a var.. then i could use that as a tick counter to count down.
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