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BEEPGLITCH
Sentimo-nos humanos, olhamos e vemos Paisagens electronicas que tem o poder de criar imagens mentais com uma forca e uma vigorosidade tal que nos apercebemos o quao pequenos somos.

Macronaut

Monday, May 15, 2006

macronaut was a proof of concept of some ideas i wanted to try out to create audio-reactive visuals which are aesthetically interesting, as well as responding well to the audio inputstream used. possibly the biggest difference to more common approaches, the underlying engine does attempt a beat detection - even if very basic - instead of visualizing the raw audio data, like iTunes does for example. this extra layer acts as "server" of sorts, providing event data and statistics of a sound fragment to the currently active visual module, which is then free to interpret this data in any possible way. those generated "beat" events are the primary source of change for the visuals. the audio data itself is (so far) only used as additional, secondary input for creating the visuals. as all of the implemented visuals are making use of 3d so far, i also focussed on "filmic" elements like camera changes and cuts as event receivers.

Macronaut