“Projection Design” offers a hands-on approach to the design, planning and execution of digital projections in a variety of performance spaces by using a combination of industry standard and open source research software tools. This blog will serve as an online text for the developing book, "Technical Ecstasy" and link for the web-readings, online tutorials,software resources historical examples, video art and performance examples and essential class communications for Projection Design class taught by Patrick Pagano
Sunday, September 20, 2015
1) Party Lights [#48]
This is by far my favorite recipe. It emits particles from a point which the user can dynamically interact with. It has settings for glowing and streaks, all of which look very beautiful. I'm a huge particle fan for motion graphics to begin with.
2) Verlits [#41]
This is the first recipe I stumbled upon that I really spent a long time on and was inspired to get in and start tweaking it. There are a few points floating around, connecting to another point via a line. You can change the tension of the connected lines to make the unit behave as a very interesting organic whole. There is some default noise to the particles which make it move around in an interesting way by default.
3) Scrolly Brush [#44]
This one isn't actually that exciting, I thought it just functioned well. Basically you can paint on a surface, however as you paint the surface starts sliding away at a speed and direction you choose, but the image tessellates so whatever goes off one edge comes on the opposite so you can create interesting seamless patterns very quickly.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Perhaps I just saw it first because it was one of the few pictures in the article, but reading about it was still very interesting. To know that it was Newton, a physicist, who was discovering similarities between music and visuals was very incredible.
I also liked the section afterwards where it talks about an old organ in 1877which opened curtains revealing colored stained glass representing each of the notes. So even back then there was a curiosity about the blending of music and visuals.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
"the Lorenz equations, note it is not Lorentz"
The Lorenz system is a parametric function which when mapped over X, Y, and Z, creates somewhat of a mix between a figure-8 and a butterfly. I personally think it looks like two galaxies colliding.
There is not much else I can really say about it, as it's mostly differential equations and nitty gritty that I don't fully understand. I have to say however, it looks quite pretty.
Here is a video of it being formed:
Monday, December 15, 2014
I wish I found this sooner, but it's full of awesome tutorials for Isadora.