Electric Sheep controller


    Nov 21 2007 | 1:43 am
    The Electric Sheep screensaver is elegant and awesome. Check it out:
    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

    • Nov 21 2007 | 2:34 am
      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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    • May 18 2013 | 7:30 pm
      Was just thinking about this today, resurrecting an ancient thread
      Interested in VIZZable incorporation though
      Also Milkdrop
      Insanity
    • May 19 2013 | 10:03 pm
      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?
    • May 19 2013 | 10:50 pm
      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...