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Questions tagged [animation]

code for these challenges will create some form of animated output

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Simulate a Cisco Ping

Premise: For those in networking, you've most likely sent a ping to or from some device to make sure everything's properly connected. Cisco, a popular company in networking[citation needed], has a ...
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Animate Jacob's ASCII Ladder

You may have seen Jacob's Ladder in children's science museums. If you're not familiar with what they look like, there are several images and video examples on the Wikimedia Commons. The challenge ...
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Make a hammer animation

The goal is to make a two frame animation with ASCII art of a hammer smacking a table. Trailing white-space is allowed and the frames need to repeat continuously. The program should iterate over both ...
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Falcon Heavy stages

Choose a set of four bytes without replacement (i.e. no byte repeated), and not necessarily in any particular order, from any one of the following four sets: The characters of any one single-byte ...
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Implement the Boids algorithm

Introduction The Boids Algorithm is a relatively simple demonstration of emergent behavior in a group. It has three main rules, as described by its creator, Craig Reynolds: The basic flocking ...
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Create a scissors animation!

Try to create a simple ASCII art scissors animation! Challenge All inputs will be integers -31 through 31. The output will be an animation (To be outputted somewhere, as long as the previous frame ...
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The Double Slit Experiment

A lazy physicist has the job to perform the double slit experiment. However, they are lazy and can't be bothered to set up all the equipment themselves and so are going to simulate the effects. They ...
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Show me some fireworks!

Given, in any way and order, dimensions (in whichever order you want) a probability (in whatever format you want) number of iterations (you may choose whether to count the initial state or not) do ...
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Sinusoidal ASCII-art animated text

I somewhat miss those old demos showing the capabilities of computers when they were called x86 instead of i3, i5 and i7. One of the first I watched in my 386 was the Unreal demo from Future Crew that ...
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The dot is chasing me! [closed]

Your Task Write a program that displays a dot that moves toward the position of your mouse at 4 pixels per second. The dot must be 100 pixels big and the window must fill the computer screen. Input ...
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Buzzby Berkeley Robot Hokey Pokey

Buzzby Berkeley Robot Hokey Pokey Task Write a program or function to produce an ASCII art animation depicting a line of robots dancing to the lyrics of the Hokey Pokey (or Cokey, if you prefer) in ...
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Raindrops are falling on my… glasses?

I live in the UK, where it rains. A lot. I also have the unfortunate necessity to need to wear glasses to see, which means that when it rains (as it is now), I can barely see out of them. This ...
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Mow a Rectangular Lawn

A lawn is defined as a rectangular field with of one character surrounded by two layers of visible whitespace. This means two lines above and twos lines below, and a two space padding on the left (the ...
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Loading Forever… Windows style

Make a Windows style Loading bar by the following instructions. (notice that this is different than Loading... Forever) Your output should start by [.... ]. ...
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Easier communication means… ○ circular edition!

Based on this, but I was asked[​1​],[​2​] to do a graphical edition. Task Generate a circular display of the text ...
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Easier communication means faster coding means fewer coders means …

My father who was a really good APLer and taught me all the basics of APL (and much more), passed away on this day, five years ago. In preparation for 50 Years of APL, I found this patent letter (...
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Make a Bubble-wrap simulator

Bubble-wraps are maximum-level entertainment. Everyone can agree to that. Now, you will make even computers enjoy bubble-wraps. Specs You will be given two integers, w, and h.(each are responsively ...
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Print the Oscars Best Picture Winner

This challenge is in tribute to the winner of Best Picture at the Oscars 2017, La La Land Moonlight! Your challenge is to print the text La La Land pause one second, then change the text to show La ...
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Visualize the Euclidean algorithm

The Euclidean algorithm is a widely known algorithm for calculating the greatest common divisor (GCD) of two positive integers. The algorithm For the purpose of this challenge, the algorithm is ...
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Output Keystrokes

In any programming language, create a program that takes input and animates the text being typed on a keyboard. The delay between each character should be varying to simulate true typing on a ...
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8-bit style bouncing ball around a canvas

Inspired by this listing from the Commodore 64 User's Guide: ...
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Animate the text in your terminal

Animate the text in your terminal The goal The goal is to "animate" the string "Hello world" in your output so that each character gets capitalised after each other. Your program can exit after ...
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It's raining in my terminal!

Challenge Description You have to show a simulation of rain in terminal. In the example given below its adding 100 raindrops at random (use the default random function which your language offers) ...
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ASCII Art “Flight Simulator”

EDIT It appears that there has been some confusion following my typo in the original post which used a lowercase o to define the plane and then an uppercase later. Unfortunately this bug did not get ...
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Kids shuffling cards

Shuffling a deck of cards is hard for kids, so they must figure out ways to get a reasonable well shuffled deck as simply as possible. One way to do this that gives reasonably good results is: Take ...
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Stage Fright Snowman! [duplicate]

Help! Here is my good friend Mr. Snowman: \(.,.) < Hello! ( : )> He is an amazing dancer, but he tends to get stage fright. He knows all the moves, but ...
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Blinking twelve

Many electronic devices, specially old ones, will show a blinking 12:00 when the time has not been set. The purpose of this challenge is to recreate this. ...
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<(“<) Bird Dancer (>”)>

Your bird has been itching for some exercise and is sick of being stuck in static positions all the time. Write a program that will show a randomly dancing ascii bird, updating every 100ms*n or 200ms*...
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Animate tacky light decorations

This challenge is in honor of the tacky Christmas lights at my in laws' house. The challenge is to create a graphical output showing the decoration in "real time". The video (gif or other format) ...
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A 2D Traffic Jam

The Biham-Middleton-Levine traffic model is a self-organizing cellular automaton that models simplified traffic. It consists of a number of cars represented by points on a lattice with a random ...
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Activate the auto destruct sequence [duplicate]

This is a code golf. The smallest amount of bytes wins! :) What you need to do You're on Deep Space Nine, a Cardassian outpost taken over by the Federation, in ...
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I'm too cold, turn up the temperature

This is my first golf contest. What you need to do Build me, in the shortest amount of bytes possible, my AC remote control system. My room is too cold right now, and I'm missing my remote. Now, I ...
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2D Dungeon Crawler

Your program has to take a multi-lined string, like this: ############# # # # p # # # ############# ...
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The sea in your terminal

Background Summer is well over in the Northern Hemisphere, and a lot of us miss the sun, the beaches, the waves of the ocean... This challenge aims at cheering them up by reminding them of the sea. ...
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Loading… Forever

Your challenge is to make an infinite loading screen, that looks like this: Or, to be more specific: Take no input. Output Loading..., with a trailing space, but ...
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Peel the potato

This is a potato: @@ @@@@ @@@@@@ @@@@@@ @@@@ @@ More generally, a size N potato is defined as the following shape: If N is even, it is 2 centered ...
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Building Demolition

Challenge Write a full program/function to Demolish a given building at the rate 1 floor per second. INPUT Input is a building through STDIN(or whatever is called in your language) or through an ...
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Make an ASCII bat fly around an ASCII moon

Background Here is a Halloween related challenge. As you may have seen from my last challenge I quite like what I term as ascii art animations, that is not just draw a pattern but draw a pattern ...
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Let's get Animated!

The Challenge GIFs are the most common image format for animation, and are used pretty heavily in today's social media. For the purpose of this challenge, I'm going to redefine what a GIF can be. ...
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Create your own Gym Exercise and follow along irl

Let's do an exercise together, shall we? Simply follow the movements of the stickman. What stickman you ask? The one we are about to create! Make a program that allows for a string-input only ...
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It's snowing in my consoles window!

You love watching the snow falling outside, but you know it won't be snowing much longer. You could take a video, but decide to make a snow animation because ... um ... you need to practice your ...
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Sprocket Science: Animating a Chain Drive System

The goal of this challenge is to produce an animation of a chain drive system, comprised of a set of sprocket gears connected together by a chain. General Requirements Your program will be given a ...
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Get happy and mad

Requirements You need to make a smiley face go from smiling to frowning and back. There needs to the below faces in the code: Smiling, no expression, frowning, no expression, and then back to smiling....
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Proto space invaders (can you blit it?)

Proto space invaders This is a graphical output challenge where the task is to give the shortest code per language. Task Your code should allow the user to move the following alien around the ...
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A single pixel moving in a circular path

This is a graphical output challenge where the task is to give the shortest code per language. Task Your code should plot a single purple pixel (hex value #800080 or rgb(128, 0, 128)), moving ...
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Watch 'em fall like dominoes

You live inside a terminal that is 80 characters wide. You are bored, so you decide to play dominoes. No, not the boring kind that look like Scrabble, the fun kind where you spend an hour setting them ...
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Animations with all colours

Last year, there was a very popular challenge to create an image containing every 24-bit RGB colour. My challenge is to create a smooth animation (24 frames/s say), where the colour of every pixel of ...
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Asciimation Jumping Jacks

This is my first challenge, so I'm keeping it fairly simple. If you've ever typed telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl on your command line and pressed enter, you will ...
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Animation of Code Golf

When I see code-golf entries that knock a few characters off, whittling down the code, I go look at the edit history for a side-by-side diff. See and learn :) This challenge is to make a program ...
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Output an Animated Trigonometry Circle

I want you to write a program that outputs a trigonometry circle like the one below. I also want you to animate this circle, having the sine line move along the circumference with the other lines move ...