The Scroll Art Museum

Scroll art lets beginner programmers turn loops and print() into animated ASCII art.



One of the simplest animations I've created, but also one of the most impactful. The cycling between individual columns and broad sweeps is a nice effect. Originally the sweep selection was completely random, but this had a negative side effect that as the screen filled up, the sweeps would only hit a handful of columns at a time, slowing down the time to wipe the entire screen. I added some code to ensure that the sweeps would always cover as many columns as possible, keeping the animation from dragging out.