December 28th, 2010
First, make sure you have 1024′s amazing Bezier Warp QCplugin: http://1024d.wordpress.com/ (get it from their “box” on the left side of the page)
Second, grab my expanded version of their example patch for use in VDMX: 1024 Bezier Warp - Expanded Example Patch (756) (see below for comp that includes POINT STORAGE)
This comp will be really useful for those of you with VDMX beta 8 access. Although it still is extremely functional for other versions, you just won’t have mouse interaction in the VDMX preview window.
I did the rote work to make all 16 warp points available and gave them additional offset controls for more fine-tuning within VDMX. Next I just need to figure out how to tackle point storage, since most of the would be reset every time you reload your VDMX preset…unless you’re just using the sliders for offset values. Then again…all of this kind of work will probably be moot when the actual MadMapper app comes out…but I’m really impressed by the ease of mapper…seems like it will certainly come in handy. Here’s some screenshots, and below that is Vidvox’s very helpful video on getting it all up and running
EDIT: Got point storage working..sort of. It’s a bit clunky, but it definitely works. Requires a whole lot of tedious patching and Kineme’s File tools and Structure tools, but I’ll try and post a working version soon.
UPDATE: Here is the hacky point storage method. Make sure to read the readme..it’s not all self explanatory: 1024 Bezier Warp - Point Storage (479) You need kineme’s file tools and structure tools installed for it to work! Would love to hear if there’s a more streamlined way to do it!
November 6th, 2010
November 4th, 2010
Just a couple old examples that people used to ask for or could possibly find useful. The first is good ol’ WiiPaint which is a sort of lame way to use a Wiimote with VDMX or quartz composer, but it allows for drawing, erasing and color changes.WiiPaint (307)
I also made a quick patch out of the RSS feed reader patch in Quartz and set it to search for tweets and display them in real time. It is a good choice for overlays at an event where there is a specific #hashtag. It displays each tweet and allows for control of color, and duration of each tweet, as well as accepting text input for a search term. Enjoy! Twitfeed quartz comp (718)