Kevin Deldycke - MacBookhttps://kevin.deldycke.com/2010-12-20T13:54:31+01:00MIDI-controlled Text Zoom in Quartz Composer2010-12-20T13:54:31+01:002010-12-20T13:54:31+01:00Kevin Deldycketag:kevin.deldycke.com,2010-12-20:/2010/12/midi-controlled-text-zoom-quartz-composer/<p>To end my <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/tag/quartz-composer/">series of experimentations with Quartz Composer</a> that I <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/10/export-quartz-composer-video/">started 2 months ago</a>, here is my last&nbsp;patch:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/uploads/2010/patch-of-midi-controlled-text-zoom-in-quartz-composer.png"></p> <p>It&rsquo;s <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/12/quartz-composer-behringer-bcf-2000-midi-controller-tests/">based on the previous one</a> and is also driven by a <a href="https://amzn.com/B000CZ0RJ2/?tag=kevideld-20">Berhinger <span class="caps">BCF</span>-2000 <span class="caps">MIDI</span> controller</a>. The purpose of this composition is to zoom a piece of text …</p><p>To end my <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/tag/quartz-composer/">series of experimentations with Quartz Composer</a> that I <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/10/export-quartz-composer-video/">started 2 months ago</a>, here is my last&nbsp;patch:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/uploads/2010/patch-of-midi-controlled-text-zoom-in-quartz-composer.png"></p> <p>It&rsquo;s <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/12/quartz-composer-behringer-bcf-2000-midi-controller-tests/">based on the previous one</a> and is also driven by a <a href="https://amzn.com/B000CZ0RJ2/?tag=kevideld-20">Berhinger <span class="caps">BCF</span>-2000 <span class="caps">MIDI</span> controller</a>. The purpose of this composition is to zoom a piece of text, give it some kind of velocity and change its color. Again, nothing fancy here: it&rsquo;s just a simple patch, which <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/documents/text-zoom-in-out.qtz">source is available for download</a>.</p> <p>As for the last time, I recorded a little demo to pratice my new videomaking skills (and to find a justification for buying more video gear ;)&nbsp;):</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vOyePk1L4vA" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p>The audio part is <a href="https://jamendo.com/track/556564">Dream</a> by <a href="https://jamendo.com/artist/Paolo_Lunardi">Paolo Lunardi</a> (from his album <a href="https://jamendo.com/album/64689">Essential</a>). I found it on <a href="https://jamendo.com">Jamendo</a> under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">Creative Common <span class="caps">BY</span>-<span class="caps">SA</span> v3.0 license</a>.</p>Quartz Composer & Behringer BCF-2000 MIDI Controller Tests2010-12-14T00:58:38+01:002010-12-14T00:58:38+01:00Kevin Deldycketag:kevin.deldycke.com,2010-12-14:/2010/12/quartz-composer-behringer-bcf-2000-midi-controller-tests/<p>A year ago I explored visual control by plugging a generic <a href="https://amzn.com/B000CZ0RJ2/?tag=kevideld-20">Behringer <span class="caps">BCF2000</span> <span class="caps">MIDI</span> controller</a> in Apple&rsquo;s <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz_Composer">Quartz Composer</a>. My initial intention was to drive some animations and visuals during <a href="https://coolcavemen.com">Cool Cavemen</a>&lsquo;s live concerts. Now that&rsquo;s I&rsquo;ve abandonned the idea of using Quartz Composer, it&rsquo;s …</p><p>A year ago I explored visual control by plugging a generic <a href="https://amzn.com/B000CZ0RJ2/?tag=kevideld-20">Behringer <span class="caps">BCF2000</span> <span class="caps">MIDI</span> controller</a> in Apple&rsquo;s <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz_Composer">Quartz Composer</a>. My initial intention was to drive some animations and visuals during <a href="https://coolcavemen.com">Cool Cavemen</a>&lsquo;s live concerts. Now that&rsquo;s I&rsquo;ve abandonned the idea of using Quartz Composer, it&rsquo;s time to share these stuff with&nbsp;you.</p> <p>So here is my <span class="caps">MIDI</span>&nbsp;playground:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/uploads/2010/quartz-composer-midi-playground.png"></p> <p>Nothing exceptionnal to see here. It&rsquo;s just a bunch of dumb patches to control the color of the background screen and its intensity. The latter can be modulated by pulses with different profiles, and also by the sound captured by the <a href="https://amzn.com/B002QQ8H8I/?tag=kevideld-20">MacBook</a>&lsquo;s microphone. The <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/documents/midi-controlled-playground.qtz">source composition is downloadable</a>.</p> <p>Just for the sake of it, I&rsquo;ve recorded a quick and dirty demo with my <a href="https://amzn.com/B002NEGTTW/?tag=kevideld-20">Canon 7D</a> (set to 1080p, 25 fps and 1/50 shutter speed) and the fantastic <a href="https://amzn.com/B0014Z3XMC/?tag=kevideld-20">Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8</a>&nbsp;:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/uploads/2010/behind-the-scene-of-bcf2000-and-quartz-composer-video.jpg"></p> <p>Here is the video, which I edited with <a href="https://www.kdenlive.org">Kdenlive</a>:</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/I8JN40Vq_do" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p>The audio is sourced from <a href="https://jamendo.com">Jamendo</a>. It&rsquo;s the track <a href="https://jamendo.com/track/556566">One Year</a> written by <a href="https://jamendo.com/artist/Paolo_Lunardi">Paolo Lunardi</a> for his album <a href="https://jamendo.com/album/64689">Essential</a>, and released under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">Creative Common <span class="caps">BY</span>-<span class="caps">SA</span> v3.0 license</a> (thus making my video subject to the same&nbsp;license).</p>Simple Video Backdrop With Quartz Composer2010-11-16T08:20:02+01:002010-11-16T08:20:02+01:00Kevin Deldycketag:kevin.deldycke.com,2010-11-16:/2010/11/simple-video-backdrop-quartz-composer/<p>While playing with Quartz Composer, the only composition I made with a clear intention of using it was this&nbsp;one:</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/c-n-eZnF-uo" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p>As you can see, it&rsquo;s just <a href="https://coolcavemen.com">my band</a>&lsquo;s logo, subtly glowing (or breathing, as you wish). It&rsquo;s a simple but effective animated stage backdrop. I haven&rsquo;t …</p><p>While playing with Quartz Composer, the only composition I made with a clear intention of using it was this&nbsp;one:</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/c-n-eZnF-uo" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p>As you can see, it&rsquo;s just <a href="https://coolcavemen.com">my band</a>&lsquo;s logo, subtly glowing (or breathing, as you wish). It&rsquo;s a simple but effective animated stage backdrop. I haven&rsquo;t used it in any of our concert, but next time a video projector is present on stage, I will!&nbsp;:)</p> <p>As usual, here is the <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/documents/glowing-cool-cavemen.qtz">source composition</a>, and a preview of the&nbsp;patch:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/uploads/2010/glowing-cool-cavemen-patch.png"></p>Flame & Snow, Using Quartz Composer Particle System2010-11-09T00:14:17+01:002010-11-09T00:14:17+01:00Kevin Deldycketag:kevin.deldycke.com,2010-11-09:/2010/11/flame-snow-quartz-composer-particle-system/<p>After creating a <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/11/sharp-scan-lines-squared-lava-lamp/">series of compositions</a> based on my <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/10/kaleidoscope-001-002/">kaleidoscopic patch</a>, I played with Quartz Composer&rsquo;s particle system, to create a flame and falling snow&nbsp;flakes:</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wsYLevXRytA" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0FH_-_chcfY" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p>As for the last times, both <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/documents/flame.qtz">Flame</a> and <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/documents/snow.qtz">Snow</a> source compositions are available. Flame&rsquo;s patch looks like&nbsp;this:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/uploads/2010/flame-patch.png"></p> <p>And here is Snow …</p><p>After creating a <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/11/sharp-scan-lines-squared-lava-lamp/">series of compositions</a> based on my <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/10/kaleidoscope-001-002/">kaleidoscopic patch</a>, I played with Quartz Composer&rsquo;s particle system, to create a flame and falling snow&nbsp;flakes:</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wsYLevXRytA" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0FH_-_chcfY" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p>As for the last times, both <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/documents/flame.qtz">Flame</a> and <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/documents/snow.qtz">Snow</a> source compositions are available. Flame&rsquo;s patch looks like&nbsp;this:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/uploads/2010/flame-patch.png"></p> <p>And here is Snow&rsquo;s patch&nbsp;preview:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/uploads/2010/snow-patch.png"></p>Sharp Scan-Lines & Squared Lava-Lamp2010-11-02T22:39:55+01:002010-11-02T22:39:55+01:00Kevin Deldycketag:kevin.deldycke.com,2010-11-02:/2010/11/sharp-scan-lines-squared-lava-lamp/<p>Here are 2 new Quartz Composer compositions. Both of them are based on the same <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/10/kaleidoscope-001-002/">kaleidoscope patch</a> from my last post, but are processed before the final rendering. This gives some interesting visual effects that are quite distant to the original&nbsp;kaleidoscopes.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/axz4A2KRmzc" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p>As usual, <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/documents/sharp-scan-lines.qtz">sources of this <em>Sharp scan-lines</em> composition …</a></p><p>Here are 2 new Quartz Composer compositions. Both of them are based on the same <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/2010/10/kaleidoscope-001-002/">kaleidoscope patch</a> from my last post, but are processed before the final rendering. This gives some interesting visual effects that are quite distant to the original&nbsp;kaleidoscopes.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/axz4A2KRmzc" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p>As usual, <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/documents/sharp-scan-lines.qtz">sources of this <em>Sharp scan-lines</em> composition</a> are provided. And for information, its patch looks like&nbsp;this:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/uploads/2010/sharp-scan-lines-patch.png"></p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/b8BuwhgaG-8" width="560"></iframe> </p> <p>Again, you can <a href="https://kevin.deldycke.com/documents/squared-lava-lamp.qtz">download the <em>Squared lava-lamp</em> source</a>, and here is preview of its&nbsp;patch:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/uploads/2010/squared-lava-lamp-patch.png"></p>