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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:

French Touch

Posted in event / project, MadMapper, video mapping with tags on September 26, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

A little cube mapping we’re doing for the exhibition “French Touch” in Paris.

WanderLust *opening*

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

A quick photo report of our little installation + mapping, yesterday, at the WanderLust opening in Paris.
Minimalistic chic mapping, using 2x HD 18k beamers provided by Manganelli. All the content is generated in realtime at a massive 3840*1080 pixels, @60FPS. Mapping powered by MadMapper.

MadMapper 1.2 released !

Posted in MadMapper, video mapping on April 24, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

Brand new release, with surface masks and a bunch of fixes.
Check MadMapper website !

Exclusive Mega Discount !!!!

Posted in MadMapper with tags , on April 6, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

During the Mapping Festival we’ll be presenting the very latest release of MadMapper, and showcasing a bunch of hot new mad features. The actual coders will be present as well, so it might be a good opportunity to bug them about these things that you find annoying in the software (if any …).

For this worrrrld premiere, we’ll be offering an incredible mega discount : 50% OFF for a limited exclusive edition of Modul8 and/or MadMapper, and a bonus for the mad buyers.
This is obviously the craziest discount of the Galaxy, but only for the happy few who can make it that day to Geneva.

Hope to see you there !