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MadMapper Touch

Posted in MadMapper, software with tags on December 5, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

Playing around with the latest beta version of MadMapper, feature zero-config OSC protocol.


MAD_Orb video report

Posted in event / project, MadMapper with tags on August 28, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

Back from holidays.
Here’s the MAD_Orb video report,
a project by 1024 + GarageCube

MAD_Orb setup

Posted in event / project, MadMapper, MAD_Orb on July 3, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

A breakdown of our setup for the MAD_Orb installation.
On the pictures, Zedd, main performer of the event, held by Vice Magazine.
See more photos of the hardware on MadMapper’ blog


our QC-app to generate the realtime content:

Our simulator, to be able to work at the office without the actual construction.
This replaces a WYSIWYG setup which proved to be overly complicated, especially under our time constraints. The Orb was modelled and uvw textured in 3dsmax, then rendered in realtime using a syphon texture:

The MadMapper / MAD_Light setup, sending 24 artnet universes:

photos of the party by:Bryan Derballa and Andrew White
more photos on the VICE website

MAD_Light Workshop

Posted in DMX fixtures, experimental, MadMapper, software with tags , on May 16, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

A Sphere within a Sphere.
Space Unfolding workshop at Mapping Festival.




in da house

Posted in general stuff, MadMapper, video mapping on April 12, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

I just moved to a new flat, and apparently it is beamer-friendly.


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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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

Abies Electronicus / Space Scanner

Posted in Abies electronicus, MadMapper with tags on December 4, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

For those interested in technical stuff,
we used MadMapper’s Space Scanner feature to produce a 1to1 pixel map of the projectors,
which simply allowed us to map during the day, safely knowing that the mapping will fit the tree.

Here are the resulting scans, shot at 1/30s or 1/60s depending on the ambiant lighting,
f2.8, iso 800, manual focus, Jpeg quality small (no Raw), using a Canon 5D mark II.

We used 4 projectors, so we produced 4 scans.


MadMApper 1.3 + 1.4 beta released !

Posted in MadMapper, software, video mapping with tags , on November 6, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

MadMapper now allows to drive DMX fixtures from pixel data, along with your mapping.
Version 1.4 (beta for registered users) also features a native QC renderer !!!

check it out at

And the mandatory promotional video: