re: getCharacterAsPoints(...)

Hi there, this might be for the advanced section, but as I’m a beginner it seems right to start here. Basically I’m trying to use OF to control a drawing machine which will be writing text. Better descriptions of the project can be found on my blog at

I figure using the getCharacterAsPoints command I should be able to control the X,Y data outputted to control mechanical motors, my question is how to control the speed at which the output comes, via FrameRate perhaps? Obviously I want to write into the code the whole sentence to be written and then for it to come out at a speed which the motors can handle, any ideas of what command would be useful to achieve this?

Lastly if you know of any similar projects with OF I could take a look at please get in touch,

many thanks,