There is a new tutorial on the Vezér blog about how to create a grunge stop motion animation with CoGe with a couple of stills, controlled by Vezér. Make sure you read the whole article, but I post the video here too:
More then a year ago I made a blog post about how to prepare your media files to CoGe, or more likely, what is the best codec for CoGe. A few months later the guys at the Vidvox HQ and Tom Butterworth released a kick-ass GPU accelerated, open-source video codec family, called Hap. In CoGe 1.4.2, I added support to leverage the power of this new video codec family, when using the CoGeMoviePlayer modules for movie playback, but until now, I did not do a comparison between Photo-Jpeg and Hap, and not even talked about video codec with alpha channel - it’s the time to make up the shortfall.
There is a pretty well explained blog post about the fundamentals of the Hap codec family, be sure to read it, but the most important things in a nutshell:
- It uses the graphics card to decompress video frames, instead of the CPU
- It creates larger files then usual, so a fast hard drive is recommended
- Its a standard Quicktime codec, so once you installed the codec – install the codec! – you can export/transcode movies to Hap codec
- Here is a list of what apps supporting Hap, so those can leverage the power of GPU accelerated playback
So, I did some tests…
I am very happy to finally introduce the next major update of CoGe, version 1.5. This update is focusing on stability and compatibility with OSX 10.9 Mavericks, but also presents a lot of handy new, and frequently requested features.
Let start the new year with a pretty cool project of the Canadian DRT Team, controlling moving lights and led strips with CoGe and MadMapper – minimal but straight forward setup, impressive result!
It is always very interesting to see artists using live performance softwares like CoGe in the field of music videos as an addition for filmed footages, but it’s not really common thing a music video created by this very conceptual way like the subject of this article, using only self-made sounds reactive materials. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the story behind the music video made by the Vintage Digitalism crew for Norwell’s Faerben track.
Howdy? As you probably already noticed, my new toy, Vezér has been released. If you never heard about Vezér, you definitely need to take a look into – its a timeline and control software.
I just made this little video demonstration about how to connect Vezér to CoGe via OSC, and animate some parameters of a cool Quartz Composer file created by Minuek. Check it out:
Edd from the ILoveQC team just created this tutorial that will introduce you how to playback QC files and map the parameters to MIDI in CoGe:
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