September 11, 2011
September 4, 2011
We just completed the second week of Interactive Multimedia Art and, already, our projects are exciting. In the software program, Max MSP, we used Vizzie modules to create a video mixer. The “FOLLOWR” module sends data from an audio file to affect a video “XFADR,” so the final output pulses with the music. The audio track is from a previous Color Theory assignment and contains the song, “Autumn,” by Per-Olev Kindren.
The critique presentation was projected while I used the computer control panel to adjust the projected video. Since then, I have added loading objects to preload videos and set sliders with saved presets, for a more automated video mixer. The YouTube video is a behind-the-scenes Camtasia screen capture of the mixer control panel.
In fall semester’s Interactive Multimedia Art class, we’re learning the basics of programming with Max MSP software. Signature in Lights is a series of colored buttons and delay objects, with their associated patch cords. As you can see, keeping track of input and output connections can be a challenge. In the case of setting three hex colors for each of a hundred buttons, the process takes some patience, too.