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What is ANSI Animation or ANSImation?

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Published on: January 11, 2008

People often confuse ASCII animation or ASCIImation with ANSI Animation or ANSImation and believe them to be the same. This is actually wrong. ASCIImations are created by using programming (code) to move text characters around in a way that makes it apear like an animation or movement. Even text-mode demos that show text characters with ANSI color coding are not really ANSI animations, because they also use programming to make the characters move to get the desired movie or animation visual effects. Back to ASCII Art Academy True ANSI animations are not coded, don’t use any programming language to create the effect of motion and only make use of some more specific and special escape sequences provided by the ANSI.sys driver of MS DOS. ANSI animations are not executables like text-mode demos, but plain and simple .ANS text files. Smart Cursor ControlANSI animation takes advantage of the build-in ESC sequences of the ANSI format to re-position the cursor on the screen to rewrite individual areas in a video-like sequence. ANSI.sys, the MS DOS driver that enabled the support for ANSI codes, also supported a number of other features that were helpful for the creation of ANSI animations. Set cursor-position; move up/down/forward/backward for a set number of characters, save current cursor position, restore cursor position and erase line are the most important of those features. For a full description of the ANSI escape sequences supported by ANSI.sys, check out this text file. Only few editors that supported ANSI animation are available.[…]

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Stats for Fun

Categories: ANSI, ASCII, Personal, text art
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Published on: January 3, 2008

I have an account at the social network and artist community deviantArt.com since March 3, 2006. I looked at the statistics today and find it pretty interesting. Some numbers are not shown in the summary so I added them myself.Stats Summary roy-sac has 9,985 pageviews total and his 306 deviations were viewed 23,717 times. He watches 60 people, while 86 people watch him. Overall, his deviations received 665 comments and were added to deviants’ favourites 198 times, while he commented 1,383 times, making about 2.06 comments per day since he joined DA. This means that he gave 21 comments for every 10 that he received. His deviation with the most comments is deviantART ANSI Logo with 98 comments, and it is also his most favourited, with 73 favourites. His most viewed deviation is deviantART ANSI Logo with 5,266 views. 3 favourites were given for every 10 comments. Every 2.1 days he uploads a new deviation, and it’s usually on a Sunday, with 66 (22%) of his deviations. His busiest month was July 2006 with 61 (20%) of his deviations. The majority of his deviations are uploaded to the Digital Art gallery (268), while his favourite category was Text Art > ASCII with 134 deviations. Comments per deviation: 2.17 Favourites per deviation: 0.64 Views per deviation: 77.5 Comments per day: 0.99 Favourites per day: 0.29 Views per day: 35.35 Pageviews per day: 14.88 Additional figures that were not provided in the summary by deviantArt. Deviation Comments: 671 Deviant Comments: 373 News[…]

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It Was Time Again For A Clean-Up

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Published on: October 15, 2007

As the title of this post already said, it was time again for a clean-up of my site RoySAC.com. Its content was growing significantely over the past months, which resulted in a very user unfriendly navigation and gave folks a hard time to find stuff on the site.HomepageThe first thing you will notice is a much more cleaner, shorter and straight forward homepage of RoySAC.com. Old content from the homepage was moved to existing pages (SAC homepage, About Me page), to its own page (Closed Society BBS) or simply deleted.ASCII Art AcademyThe ASCII art primer and the three styles of the underground text art scene articles can not be found in the top navigation anymore. I created a whole new section call the ASCII Art Academy. The academy refers to those two articles and to a lot more stuff, including the existing ASCII art tutorials by Solid and DiamonDie plus five new ASCII art tutorials and the History of ASCII Art article by Joan G. Stark.The new ASCII Art Academy can also be reached via the simple URL RoySAC.com/learn/.Art GalleriesI had already four art galleries for my own stuff. Three more were added when my site took over as Superior Art Creations homepage. Then I added two more with ASCII and ANSI art from other artists and don’t forget the special ASCII Nudes gallery and the ASCII morph pieces by Skylined. Stuff was all over the place. The galleries got a new “splash page” called… right, Art Galleries, which provides[…]

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New ASCII and ANSI Art Galleries

Categories: ANSI, ASCII, text art
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Published on: September 23, 2007

When I added the SAC section to my site and new galleries with ASCII, ANSI and pixel art that were not created by me, did I say to myself “why not add other great art to the site as well”. Neo Tokyo ANSI by Somms/ACiD I was also inspired by Sixteencolors.net who did an amazing job of making ANSI art available to look at on the web. Razor 1911 ANSI by Zebig/Razor 1911 I don’t want to create a file archive where you can find a lot of art, but have to download it first and use special software to be able to look at it. Jason Scott over at Textfiles.com is doing a great job doing that.The new galleries are only the beginning. More will come over time.Okay check out the new ASCII Art Gallery and the new ANSI Art Gallery. ASCII Skull – taken from theNight Rising World ASCII by Olli/Black Maiden Famous Che Guevara head shot.Taken from the MIM NFO ASCII by m0/Chemical Reactions New Gallery FeatureYou will notice in detail page of the ASCII art pieces new buttons in the top left: “Snapshot Image”, “Text Version” and “Original (DL)”. Razor 1911 NFO file logo by JED/ACiD “Snapshot Image” is the default display mode. The ASCIIs (and ANSIs) are converted with a tool called PHP AnsiLove to a PNG image. This happens in real time based on the original ASCII or ANSI file. The result is very close to the looks of the text art in MS[…]

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Welcome to the ASCII Art Videos

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Published on: September 1, 2007

I added a new page to my site, which is dedicated to show videos that are about or related to text art and the subject that surrounds it, including the BBS scene, the demoscene and of course SAC, Superior Art Creations.Visit the new ASCII Art Videos Section at RoySAC.com/videos/.The section launched with 10 videos. The first one is “The Art of Textmode” – Text Art History, a presentation at the Assembly 2004 Demo party in Helsinki, Finland by Christian Wirth aka RaD Man. I referred to that video earlier already in a blog post of mine from February and decided to put it somewhere on the site where it can be found more easily.The second one is a short video by Creature of Hell/SAC – The Movie from 2001, showing off some of his pixel art skills. The main part of the section is made up by the six videos, which represent the complete content of Jason Scott’s 3 DVD long documentary titled “BBS – The Documentary”. No, it’s not an illegal copy of the DVD’s. Jason put them up himself on Google Video, because he released the documentary under the creative commons licensing model to make its content easier accessible. Jason does of course appreciate support for his cause(s), which are surrounding the subject of BBS and actually were the triggers for him to create the documentary in the first place. You can support him via buying the real DVDs, pressed, not burned, with nice wrapping and paper box[…]

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