Across the Universe: Mind-Blowing AV Performance Makes Music a Spacey Trip

Turning music and sound into three-dimensional worlds often yields something that fields like a trip through space. But this feels like a real trip. Through pulsing, glowing starfields, “Versum”‘s audiovisual movements are brain-bendingly transformative. Artist Tarik Barri has created an integrated world of sound and image that makes the interface and the compositional realms seamless. It seems as though this really is a musical universe, through whose harmonies of the spheres you can fly like. Boldly going, indeed. Ingredients: Max/MSP/Jitter, Processing, Java, SuperCollider, GLSL [the 3D shading language], and … some serious skill and time, I imagine. The work has …

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Look at Me, I'm Flying: SpaceNavigator Hardware + Blender

While poking around the site of that brilliant GLSL iPad app, among many wonderful goodies (see link below), I found this excellent demo of SpaceNavigator, the 3D control hardware. Got my SpaceNavigator in the mail today. It’s a 6-dof HID that works great with Blender. I threw together this test scene to get to grips with flying, it certainly has a slight learning curve but is well worth it. The speed you can navigate around your scene is fantastic and is perfect for finding new camera angles and planning/recording camera paths. I have one of these, and played a bit …

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Look at Me, I’m Flying: SpaceNavigator Hardware + Blender

While poking around the site of that brilliant GLSL iPad app, among many wonderful goodies (see link below), I found this excellent demo of SpaceNavigator, the 3D control hardware. Got my SpaceNavigator in the mail today. It’s a 6-dof HID that works great with Blender. I threw together this test scene to get to grips with flying, it certainly has a slight learning curve but is well worth it. The speed you can navigate around your scene is fantastic and is perfect for finding new camera angles and planning/recording camera paths. I have one of these, and played a bit …

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