Render a <canvas> node to your terminal
This module provides a
<canvas> object backed by node-canvas, with its
height properties automatically set to the proper size of the
The result is that you can use the HTML Canvas API to render directly to your terminal!
$ npm install ansi-canvas
var ac = require('ansi-canvas'); var canvas = ac(); var context = canvas.getContext('2d'); // draw a purple background context.fillStyle = 'purple'; context.fillRect(0, 0, canvas.width, canvas.height); // write some text context.fillStyle = '#00f'; context.font = 'italic 15px sans-serif'; context.textBaseline = 'top'; context.fillText ('Hello world!', 1, 1); context.font = 'bold 20px sans-serif'; context.strokeText('Hello world!', 1, 21); // IMPORTANT!!! // call `canvas.render()` when you're ready to flush the canvas to the terminal canvas.render();
Outputs something like:
Set the Font Size Really Small!
And then you get really high resolution, and then you could do something crazy… like… render SNES directly in your Terminal!!!
(note: this is just an image. if you were to actually implement SNES in the Terminal at a reasonable framerate and resolution you'd be god-like, but please let me know if you do it!)
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