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Live->QC->MadMapper tutorial

Posted in MadMapper, quartz composer, video mapping with tags , , , , on March 22, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

So you’ve always wanted to know how to video and sync to music in 2 clicks.
Here’s the tutorial !

What you’ll need:
- Ableton Live (free demo here)
- Quartz Composer (free, how to install here)
- MadMapper (free demo here)

This is the end result you gonna get when finished:
(scroll to the end of the tutorial for a video)
model_02

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Quartz Composer + MadMapper tutorial

Posted in MadMapper, quartz composer with tags on March 21, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

Hiya,
this is a basic tutorial to grasp the goodness of using QC files into MadMapper.
You’ll learn how to publish QC parameters directly into MadMapper’s interface, and even manipulate QC content with the mouse, directly from MadMapper’s input view.

- Quartz Composer (free, how to install here)
- MadMapper 1.4.2+(free demo here)

Let’s get started.

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Physix’Baked QC

Posted in crisis, quartz composer with tags , , on January 23, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

Testing out some Physix baked animation into Quartz Composer, for our CRISIS show.
1000 animated boxes, unfortunately running only @40FPS.

physixQC

Mad_QC !

Posted in MadMapper, quartz composer on January 16, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

mad-mapper-banner_1.4

MadMapper 1.4 is out today,
and adds its lot of QC goodness !
Native QC file integration – in case you hadn’t tested out the beta version – and Interactive mode, where you can pass Keyboard and Mouse events to the running comp, directly into MadMapper’s input preview.
All published QC inputs are shown in MadMapper’s interface, and can be recalled by the Preset system.

As a bonus, I quickly made 2 sample files which illustrate the extra power offered by Quartz Composer to your favorite mapping application.
While these files might not be exempts from bugs, it is always a good opportunity to QC-newcomers to explore these files.

The first one is MAD_SimplePlayer, which will just playback all the video files from a folder, one after the other. I’ve added a Core Image chain example, chaining 2 CIfilters, respectively ColorControls (Contrast, Saturation …) and ColorMonochrome. Have fun placing your own filters here.

Here’s a snap of the published inputs, automatically shown in MadMapper:
MAD_SimplePlayer

The second file is an automatic slideshow module, which will read a folder of images, and smooth transition between them, allowing some timing controls.
Note that you can drag an drop a folder directly on the path input field, and MadMapper will reflect its path as a QCString.
Here’s the snapshot:
MAD_SlideShow

You can donwload the QC files from here:
MAD_QC 1.0
or from the QC Plugins Repository

Gimme some more Crisis

Posted in crisis, experimental, quartz composer with tags on September 14, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

RBN_ZZ

Posted in experimental, quartz composer with tags on August 1, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

Playing with ribbons.

_1024_StructureTools 1.2

Posted in QC plugins, quartz composer, software with tags , on August 1, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

Soft update that adds:

- _1024_Structure_XYZ_Maker: quickly make an XYZ Structure
- _1024_Structure_LinearSpread : generate a linear XYZ array
- _1024_Structure_CurveSpread: generate XYZ points on a 3d curve
- _1024_Structure_BoundingBox: finds the bounding box of an XYZ Structure
- _1024_Structure_Smooth: semi-working smooth (_1024_Damping is better)

Get it from the QC Plugin Repository

_1024_Damping 1.1

Posted in QC plugins, quartz composer, software with tags , , on July 20, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

A slight update to support the standard XYZ structure.
In other words, this patch can now smooth a structure, provided it is in the XYZ format.
Pretty handy, all the more as it works nicely with _1024_Structure_Tools, which you’ll need to run the included example.
10.5+ UB, DL from the QC Plugins Repository

_1024_Rope 1.1 QCPlugin

Posted in QC plugins, quartz composer with tags , , , on July 12, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

Now with XYZ structure input, so there’s no need for an iterator to get multiple ropes from the same patch.
You’ll need _1024_Structure_Tools to run the included example.
Get the plugin from the QC Plugin Repository

_1024_CITY 1.0 QCPlugin

Posted in experimental, QC plugins, quartz composer, software with tags , , on July 11, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

Yes, we are architects/urbanists after all. At some point it seems natural to merge our fields in one plugin, for fun, and for the study of an idea.

So this is a very experimental plugin to generate some city like geometry.
Undocumented, but I’ve included a few example files in the download.

It is a current work in progress, aiming at a fully dynamic/morphable city panorama system (ouch!). It already features a VertexArray Lerp, so that you can morph from one city to the other (by using SaveStart and SaveTarget, then enabling interpolation, provided Start and Target are different).

This plugin iteration was coded by our young padawan soF. There *might* be some problems so use it at your own risk. (I like saying that: it could nuke your computer, or not).

Get it from the QC PlugIn Repository under the experimental section.
Drop a comment if you enjoy, drop a picture if you made something rad !



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