the evolution of experience
As a follow up to last weeks post about the beginnings of a new DMX control matrix, I put together a quick screen-capture. In the video you will hear song by Ayria named Bad List, while working on this project I am using the full (as recorded to CD) versions of the tracks, so that I can set time triggers based on vocal or musical elements. These completed tracks will be replaced for the live show with simplified beat tracks so that the live performers are playing synced to the lighting controls. I will not be on tour with the band, therefore; the project needs to made simple and portable, for this reason I did not want to introduce any additional IO like midi or Open Sound Control.
Week 5. Running a little late, so here we go.
This FX was created without a plan, just messing about with SYST3M. I tend to like abstract noise/textures, and this video has just the right mix of sci-fi, techno, and noise for my liking.
Today I am happy to release version 1.0 of a new Isadora user actor, that I plan to maintain and upgrade.
The 'SYST3M - UltraDMXpro 2 universe - Enttec 1 Universe' actor is part of my SYST3M project, but I feel it may be useful separately to Isadora users.
This the third installment is the outcome of my experimenting with some new features provided in the latest pre-release of Isadora.
Using the new 3D output feature of the Isadora f25 pre-release, this effect was my first experiment with this new version. It is generated entirely within Isadora using a 3D particle emitter that creates a starting point for a number of other effects (too many to list).
My original render of this live effect was made at 1024x768 and looks fantastic. I will be rerendering this one at 1080p ASAP, however; rendering caused me some trouble, and actually caused me to submit a bug report. Just something small, and I am sure it will be fixed for the final releast.
This effect being very CPU intensive I eventually set Isadora to render at 1/10th the regular frame rate so that my quad i7 laptop could keep up.
Now the second installment in this weekly post.
Again this FX was made with the presentation framework/toolset SYST3M which is offered FREE right on this site, however; this time I used a few freely available vj clips from VJ Fader. I believe there are 3 or 4 VJ Fader clips being mixed via SYST3M's 4 channel video sequencer, some delay was used on a clip or two, a feedback spin effect, and finally composited over a back and white (at 30 opacity) grunge/noise background (also created entirely in SYST3M).
The first in what I hope to be a weekly series of fresh video FXs.
This FX was made entirely with the presentation framework/toolset SYST3M which is offered FREE right on this site.
Using a NEW motion detection module, this effect is created by running a video loop (fire spinner) into the motion track module. The readings from this module control numerous other effects. The effect looks killer with a live video feed used instead of a canned clip..
A long dark hall connects 2 dance floors. Its a Halloween party, and creatures slowly flow down the hall. A mix of laser, UV, video, and amber light organically fills the space.
I just completed this installation a couple days back. It incorporated control of 3 DMX fixtures (1 being a 12 channel blue laser), live video capture, live video analysis (color levels, and intensity), generated video layers, and custom pre-rendered/mixed footage.
Here is a little drawing tool that uses video feedback loops to create sustained images, inspired by a patch/post I came across in the Isadora forums, this tool combines a number of units from my soon to be released Video SYSt3m. I will be expanding on this drawing tool to allow variable mapping to match other modules in the SYSt3m framework. In the meantime this tool includes an FX module that can have the variables controlled/mapped to data from the LFOs. Simply activate the LFO, select an output channel, and enter that channel number in the chan column beside the variable data row (V1 etc.) I would love to get some feedback on this data mapping method.
Just a quick screen capture of SYSt3m 0.49 running. Switching between presets, and rendering the mix and effects via live audio.