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making of PACMATCH

Of course we used our favourite tool vvvv to implement the game, because it's so much fun programming with boxes. The sound is rendered by Ableton Live, which we triggered via midi-commands sent from vvvv to an other PC, Live was running on.

For inputing the signals from the jump-boards we sobeled up an IOWarrior40 by Code Mercenaries. The Spotlights for the jump-boards (3 for each board - yellow, red, green) were controlled by the parallel port. Via the Parallel Port we controlled 9 Relais the spotlights were connected to. Old school interfacing for old school games!

See some Screenshot of the PACMATCH-Patch, best example for nasty patching. And one of Live?.

Diagram of the parallel port pins.

A blurry image of our IOWarrior40 interface board.

This is a sketch of the architecture of the jump-board.

Building that big things wasn't too easy.

The base-board of one jump-board. We used foam for the cushioning.

Robert manufaturing the first jump-board. It's all hand-crafted!

Pascal is happy that our Relay-Board-Interface, controlled by the parallel port, works. We tested it with the green lamp you see in the image.

The holy keyboard Pascal used, to record the midi-files of our Frere Jacques - Version.

First tests and debugging, debugging, debugging, ...

Then the big day came and we set up the game for the show at medianight.

Some fellow students were enthusiastic about testing right after the presentation for the professors.

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~4d ago

joreg: absolutely. if it is for a repo that is public, just submit a pullrequest. otherwise please start a forum thread.

~4d ago

benjawmino: @joreg I ended up figuring out BezierSegment yesterday, so nevermind! Tell me, could a user submit a help patch? :)

~4d ago

joreg: @benjawmino please elaborate on this question a bit in a new forum thread. otherwise it is hard to answer..

~6d ago

benjawmino: so are there no splines/curves in gamma yet??

~9d ago

skyliner: wanna do drone shows or applications? then check this super cool project of our man e1n

~13d ago

NoseBleedIndustries: Thanks Joreg! The few minutes I was able to see, very good workshops!

~13d ago

joreg: @NoseBleedIndustries please give us some days, we'll have an announcement soon...

~13d ago

NoseBleedIndustries: I could not assist the Node20 (workshops ) Any Idea when we will have access to the links of the recordings?

~15d ago

bjoern: unity has c# bindings for usd, under apache license: https://github.com/Unity-Technologies/usd-unity-sdk