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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)

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Quartz Composer + MadMapper tutorial

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

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.


Mad_QC !

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


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:

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:

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


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