Electric Sheep controller

Nov 21, 2007 at 1:43am

Electric Sheep controller

The Electric Sheep screensaver is elegant and awesome. Check it out:

http://electricsheep.org/index.cgi?&menu=talk

Wondering if anyone on the forum has thought of working with the algorithm thru Max. If we could figure out a way to spew parameters to it, the screensaver would definitely move up a bunch of notches. Being able to easily control the params in real-time is a natural for Max, it’s just how to get the values in there.

Moving past the Visual Basic (or whatever they used) interface for setting parameters (though it works OK and I applaud the results) — we want more control! Wondering if the algorithm (open-source) could be applied right in Max / Jitter. There’s so many great-looking results, it would be a shame to not experiment via a pattr or something.

–CJ

#34689
Nov 21, 2007 at 2:34am

The screen saver downloads pre-rendered patterns that have been
rendered by users. The process is to computationally intensive for
real time, which is assumedly what you want.

However, the code is open source.

b

On Nov 20, 2007, at 5:43 PM, Seejay James wrote:

>
> The Electric Sheep screensaver is elegant and awesome. Check it out:
>
> http://electricsheep.org/index.cgi?&menu=talk
>
> Wondering if anyone on the forum has thought of working with the
> algorithm thru Max. If we could figure out a way to spew parameters
> to it, the screensaver would definitely move up a bunch of notches.
> Being able to easily control the params in real-time is a natural
> for Max, it’s just how to get the values in there.
>
> Moving past the Visual Basic (or whatever they used) interface for
> setting parameters (though it works OK and I applaud the results)
> — we want more control! Wondering if the algorithm (open-source)
> could be applied right in Max / Jitter. There’s so many great-
> looking results, it would be a shame to not experiment via a pattr
> or something.
>
> –CJ

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#117493
May 18, 2013 at 12:30pm

Was just thinking about this today, resurrecting an ancient thread

Interested in VIZZable incorporation though

Also Milkdrop

Insanity

#249789
May 19, 2013 at 3:03pm

Yep…would be awesome  ;)

 

Ancient thread is right! I totally forgot I posted it…

 

Wonder if computers have gotten fast enough to do this in real-time now?

#249856
May 19, 2013 at 3:50pm

I don’t see why not. Watching a fully bloomed kalediscope and fisheye and lumi-keyed VIZZable with 3 video overlays and an OPENGL input stream going all at once while running synths all through Ableton and Max4Live… on a laptop…

I know ESheep is pretty intense but not THAT intense, right? Maybe? ProjectM would be even less instense…

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