So there are some videos out there that drew my attention to GML

What is GML? It is Graffiti Markup Language. “an open repository for sharing and archiving motion captured graffiti tags.” Artists are archiving graffiti, amazing. That is a constantly growing collection of beautiful fluid animations.

So I took a quick look into it. XML, awesome. Standardized, brilliant! Importable into Flash? INDEED.

But taking a quick look at the applications, not too much Flash there.Vanderplayer and Experimental 3D renderer. Nice, but nothing basic. I thought I would give it a shot, at least a version 1 to start off with.


This SWF just grabs a random GML file and draws it out. When it is done, it grabs another. But if it gets stuck somewhere, you can just click on it and it’ll start a new GML file.


The theremin one adds sound to the graffiti. Similar to a Theremin, the up and down controls  volume, while left and right controls pitch. I found the original code for the theremin part here:

Thank you efnx for the jumpstart to get this idea out of my head.

Download GML Writer

Download GML Theremin