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Mayday 2009

At Mayday 2009 vvvv was used to control most video installations on the main floor in Hall 1 of the Westfalenhallen Dortmund.

The most eye catching installation was a 3d LED matrix consisting of 16x16x56=14336 G-LEC solaris RGB-LED Balls with a total dimension af apprx. 10x10x7m flown in the middle of the hall.

VVVV was used to map real 3d and also standard 2d VJ content to the 3d matrix. The 2d VJ video was "converted" into 3d by spreading it into "timeslices" and shifting them in various controllable ways through the matrix. Switching between different modes ond effect was controlled via artnet fed into vvvv.

To test how 3d and 2d content would look like on the real installation during preproduction a simulation of the matrix, of course also patched within vvvv, was used. The simulation was running on a seperate machine that was fed with exactly the same pixel per pixel DVI signal that has to be send to the solaris controllers at final setup. This way the whole system could be tested and comletely configured before setup without having to connect/install a single solaris node for testing.

The second vvvv-controlled installation was a patchwork of 24 different sized plasma monitors in the stage all fed with different signals processed with vvvv. vvvv was not used for content creation but only for mapping external vj content to the 24 monitors. Effects like spanning the vj content across all monitors, showing same content on all monitors and several mirror and strobe modes were also controlled via artnet.

Last but not least vvvv was (similar but smaller compared to earlier years) used to control apprx. 100 ColorKinetics iColorFlexSLX LED strands (50 RGB pixels each) built into the back of the stage. Each pixel is individually addressed through vvvv using UDP.

vvvv programming was done for satis&fy AG Deutschland, lighting designer was MartinKuhn and main VJ was Marcos Kern

MSBERGER, Friday, May 1st 2009 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  
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~52min ago

domj: Stuck in your patching or eager to share what you made or came across? Join Midweek Patch Therapy at 17:30 https://therapy.domj.net/

~16h ago

david: vvvv meetup 3. new stream link. again youtube made us nuts.. please send everybody to https://youtu.be/pa3HRQ7kj6w

~20h ago

joreg: Reminder: Join us this evening, 8pm CET for the 3rd worldwide #vvvv meetup: 3.-worldwide-vvvv-meetup

~1d ago

sinus: @evvvvil: very impressive stuff! keep on marching the rays!You´ll never walk alone!

~2d ago

evvvvil: @mediadog, thankx for pointing it out broski. Wicked.

~3d ago

domj: Catching up with the Midweek Patch Therapy excerpts, expect more videos over the week. https://youtu.be/36r8LnHaS7g

~3d ago

mediadog: @evvvvil hey you made the webgl-dev-list cool stuff list: http://gfxprose.blogspot.com/2020/05/cool-webgl-stuff-2020-05-21.html

~5d ago

evvvvil: Yo I'm live doing a VJ set made in vvvv for OUTLINE demoparty with OddJohn DJing! Come see us play here: https://www.twitch.tv/outlinedemoparty/

~6d ago

domj: A blast to read with great references. Thoughts on how to make programming more learnable and understandable. http://worrydream.com/LearnableProgramming/

~6d ago

gegenlicht: @evvvvil damn. - missed it. Such unique styles, others would create 1000 twitter loops from one of ur sessions. :3 #bobrossmarch