DJ mapper update (by cyrusbuk)

Proof of concept, projection mapped turntables combined with mix emergency output.

Image lag is vastly improved, running at around 40-50 fps throughout, all running from single mpb.

Awesome, just so pleased i can make it work at 10.8.  Still lots to do.

Still ongoing, reworking the innards again…  1 performance upgrade that’s been giving me a headache working the math out for, it’ll prob come to me tonight.

Been simplifying a lot of things, restructuring things internally so there’s less and less hard wired stuff and allowing easier config via xml files and additional quartz compositions, it’s turned into a sort of mini madmapper. 

I really need to do another video I guess, it’s not changed much visually, but everything is easier to setup and adjust.

Also close to a standalone app, my prototype was sadly, shamefully slow, hopefully the performance changes I’m making will change that.

I haven’t done much work on the itch version yet, serato video still has some drawbacks, but I don’t think it will take much reworking once serato sort out an issue with playing QC files.  With the current changes I’m working on, it should also be posibble to adapt the mapper for other software, such as VDJ or Traktor, although not with quite the same amount of animation interaction as offered via working with mix emergency.

Projection Mapping Quartz composer and Kinect (by cyrusbuk)

Got a Kinect and hooked it up to my mac, this is my first go at a 3d illusion using the head tracking.

More Scratch Live Mapping.

New projector lets me setup much closer to the decks, so they’re no longer on the floor.  In this one I mapped the zoomed waveform to the platter, giving a realtime readout of the exact position of the audio on the platter.

Been messing around more with projection mapping.  This comes from an idea I’ve had for a while on how Serato Scratch Live could display more information on the vinyl.  You used to be able to tell a few things from looking at the grooves of a vinyl record, from roughly how long the track had left, and being able to identify specific sections on the track. I initialy thought about using a rotating wave form, but instead went straight for the SSL deck infos which give out loads of info.

Having got the track info on there, I started wondering how I could map some of the other useful features in SSL, maybe get a complete interface on the decks and mixer and get the laptop out of sight altogether.  The library browsing still presents a problem, I don’t think my beamer has the resolution to properly display it in a mapped area.