Glowpad


Glowpad is a small Python/Pygame program to read in a file and generate a word/pattern with randomly coloured squares which morph to white. I basically wrote it after seeing the cool effect that appears at the end of one of the Sony ads(the robot one) where the same effect happens with the word feel. So I hacked this program in just half an hour.

To run the program, extract it to any place on your computer. you NEED to have Python and Pygame installed before you can run it. After you install them just run the program by executing
python glowpad.py 
. Two patterns FEEL and LINUX are included. So to apply the effect on Linux use
python glowpad.py linux
.
To create your own patterns just create a new file in any editor. Make the pattern you want using an uppercase B. The colours are chosen randomly. You can add padding or whatever you want around the characters. The only thing Glowpad makes sense of is an uppercase B, any other character is ignored. So this is an example. Just save the file and run it as shown above

##############################
-B----BBBBB-BBBBB-B---B-B---B-
-B------B---B---B-B---B--BBB--
-B------B---B---B-B---B---B---
-B------B---B---B-B---B--BBB--
-BBBB-BBBBB-B---B-BBBBB-B---B-
##############################

DOWNLOAD:http://22bits.exofire.net/downloads/glowpad.tar.gz