Mapping projections to shapes other than rectangles should be an essential technique, but while live visualism and VJing are all about being improvisatory, the process can be laborious. Enter an elegantly-designed tool that makes the whole job easy, distorting your projected image to any shape you like with the aid of keyboard and mouse shortcuts.
MapMapMap, for the Mac-only, semi-modular live visual and compositing app Modul8, has one of the most intuitive mapping interfaces I’ve ever seen. The app has come out of hands-on work with the technique, the creation of audiovisual duo lduun (video directors Bart and “Anome” Philippe). These live audiovisual artists and monome lovers show off their work with their creation in the videos below.
The same duo has also created a fantastic monome interface for Modul8, called, appropriately enough, Monomal.
It’s great work, and now MapMapMap is available for Modul8 users to try. Give it a go, and let us know how it works and what you make.
The module is there : MapMapMap
Via the excellent French-language Le Collagiste
Download, documentation, and a fitting call for donations: