Basic Visuals

Nov 6, 2009 at 3:41pm

Basic Visuals


I currently have a MAX/MSP patch which processes TouchOSC, and control DMX lighting via my Arduino & DIY DMX Shield.

I am really interested in creating a visual effect which will change colour with my RGB sliders for DMX, I also want the visual to respond to sound.

Now I have been looking at other peoples visuals and become very confused, so I think I need to start with the basics, can anyone help or point me in the right direction?


Nov 7, 2009 at 7:38am

did you do all of the jitter tutorials ?

Nov 7, 2009 at 9:31am

I’m working through them still

Nov 10, 2009 at 3:45am

jit.scalebias for direct color changing of images or video. besides that there are dozens more effects you can play with.

For audio it really depends, snapshot~ can give you amplitudes to play with, or some fft~ to utilize frequency analysis for the visuals.

Try making some controllable, yet automatic ramps to change simple numerical values, use [scale] as needed, and apply them to your RGB levels. Also you can go HSL and send those values through [swatch], sometimes this is more intuitive to deal with color choice.

Nov 13, 2009 at 9:54am

I think I’m going to use processing for my visual, I think
I will achieve better results.



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