September 2, 2009
I’m working on adding text rendering to Luz:
With Luz you build visuals by combining the 180+ plugins and attaching their settings to human inputs or animations.
The creations you make can be played live using MIDI devices, OpenSoundControl, Gamepads, Wiimotes, laptop touchpads, and Wacom Tablets.
Luz needs a tutorial video! Do you have a fast linux computer? Interested in visualization?
If you think you could create a good instructional video, I will personally teach you how to use Luz first. Interested? shoot me an email => ian at openanswers.org
September 26, 2008
Luz hotness, fresh out of the oven…
New Beat Monitor
The beat monitor now shows which beat you’re on, filling up bars as you go 1,2,3,4-clear-1,2,…
Here, we’re half way through beat 3 of 4. (Of course the number 4 is configurable!)
New Three-Pane Studio
Added a director view, for a total of three (left to right):
- selected actor(s)
- selected director(s)
- output preview
The three views match the first three tabs, for a satisfying symmetry.
How to Get It
No packages yet, sorry! Ubuntu users can get Luz like this:
- sudo apt-get install bzr ruby1.8 libgtk2-ruby libglade2-ruby libgtkglext1-ruby librmagick-ruby1.8 libcairo-ruby libsdl-ruby1.8 libgems-ruby1.8
- bzr branch https://code.launchpad.net/~ian-mcintosh/luz/trunk luz
- cd luz
Then prepare to feel like a caveman picking up Photoshop for the first time. We badly need some instructional videos.
August 26, 2008
Creations like this happen pretty much nightly in my house these days.
This is a visual synth created in Luz.
I’ll start recording these directly on the computer if I ever figure out how to make RecordMyDesktop capture the playing music instead of the mic. Ugh!