I am in my final year of a BA (HONS) Fine Art at northumbria university.
I'm wanting to construct an instalation where a 3D Model of a man on a
projection screen dances to the audience depending on the amount of noise
they make. If theres no noise the man would just be stood lookign bored, a
bit of noise he might start jumping up and down on the spot a bit, lots of
noise and hed dance like a mad man. The way I wish to achieve this is to
have an audio input (this bit i can learnt from tutorial28 in Jitter) which
then affects the start and end points of a movie being played (i think this
is the best way to achieve it?). The movie which i used would be a series
of loops, so say the movie is 60 seconds long 0-5 seconds might be him
looking around (every loop starts and ends with the man in exactly the same
position). where 30-35 seconds migth be him jumping up and down a little
55-60 seconds is him goign absaloutly nuts. I hope that explains how i
believe i can achieve this.
Problem is i have no idea where to find info on:
changing the start and end points of a movie and connecting this to the
audio input so that with x amount of noise it plays 0-5 seconds with y
amount of noise it plays 30-35 etc. Connecting it all together. Being able
to change x and y 'on the fly' so that the movie is not constantly him just
standing around or him goign crazy.
Displaying the movie in a window so that it can take up a screen on its
own. I'm imagining plugging a proector in to my laptop having the movie
siplay on the projector side of the screen and the program on the laptops
screen. I assume this bit is done by jit.qt.movie but then with a full
screen button that i seem to have seen in 1 of the tutorials.
Any pointers on this would be very much apreciated.
Thanks in advance