Fancy Graphics Effects
By samaaron.pub... on April 26, 2011 20:53 (imported from Google Code)
This is not so much a feature request, more of a feature dream.
I recently put together a quick screencast tutorial for live coding music with Overtone:
This video features iTerm2 running Emacs. One of the coolest things about the video is the 80s arcade retro glow effect. Unfortunately this was created post-production fx in Final Cut Express.
I would absolutely love it if I could have this kind of effect live as I type.
One of the things I'm heavily looking into is the art of live coding. This is where one or more programmers hack code live to an audience projecting their screens for all to see. My main drive is to use this to create music, but you could do loads of interesting things with it.
Obviously live coding would be even more interesting to watch if the terminal was doing interesting things in addition to showing text. Ideally you could have a number of terminal overlay fx which you could turn on and off and modify params using some simple protocol such as OSC (http://opensoundcontrol.org/).
I was therefore wondering how I might even go about creating such a terminal. Is this something that could be hacked on top of iTerm2? Could it be possible to pipe the output through something like Quartz Composer?
By the way, I've seen Cathode and it's definitely cool - but really I need the awesome power of iTerm2. Cathode just doesn't cut it as a terminal emulator.