Still under development, this should give you a taste of what the combined abilities of a modul8 module and a VMS using DMX control can do. All the exciting properties of mapping combined with the ability to move the projection beam around the room and ‘contextualize’ its presence at each position.
It is important to note that the unit we were using is almost two years old. We are going to Vienna next weekend to VJ at the grand finale party at the SoundFrame Festival and will likely have a chance to check out what the newer units are capable of.
As of today you can purchase the ENTTEC DMX USB Pro directly from us at a discounted price. The offer is available to all currently registered users of Modul8 2.6. Simply log into the yourspace page using your serial number and select your country from the drop down menu. The price includes the shipping cost and is best suited for people located within Europe.
Stage and event production relies heavily on being able to control lights using a protocol called DMX. If you have had previous any exposure to stage and event production you will be familiar with light desks and DMX compatible hardware that allow for controlling and automating lighting, smoke machines, lasers etc.
Modul8 can be integrated into any existing stage setup so that it can be controlled with a light controller. Using the module system, it is also possible to develop custom interfaces for controlling DMX devices. A few modules are already available on the online module library.
The live video performance tool of choice gains new features:
Fine tune how compositions react to specific sounds. Isolate frequencies using the Sound Analysis Configuration panel and turn sound into movement.
Open yourself up to controlling lighting and other stage production tools, or expand your existing control of the stage into video.
We created several basic modules that you can download from the GarageCUBE online module library to get you started. For stage designers you can use the DMX Layer Fixture module to control Modul8 using a light desk.
If you are completely new to DMX and want to control lighting using a MIDI controller you can use the new Midi2DMX module.
Incorporate several view points using multiple video cameras and mix them together as you would any other media within Modul8.
Import/export MIDI and key mappings
Start every new project with a familiar feel by quickly incorporating the controls that serve you best, or share your Midi/Key mappings with your friends.
Quickly create a slide show by dragging a folder from desktop that contains images and dropping it into the Modul8 media set. Incorporate new images or edit out ones you don’t want on the fly by simply removing images for the folder.
An essential feature for most compositing tasks, blend modes allow for artistic experimentation with any image based media. Furthermore the implementation of these blend modes is very efficient, requiring very little CPU usage, so your frame rate does not suffer when your creative juices start to flow.
Wacom tablet support The Painter module responds to pen pressure allowing you to add a natural, lively feel to your video performances.
Additional new features: • Screenshot of preview and output windows • MIDI device filtering • Customizable aspect ratio of the preview panel • Specify the rendering size of your Quartz Composer patches • Support for Snow Leopard.
New modules All of the following modules are available for download from the GarageCUBE online module library.
• Midi2Dmx (dmx) – Allows you to control DMX fixtures using your Midi controller. • DMX fixture (dmx) – Use Modul8 like a DMX control device. • DMX color test (dmx) – Test the RGB of a DMX compatible light fixture. • DMX 8 (dmx) – Simple slider control for 8 DMX channels. • Perspective Transform – A more precise version of the popular Core Image filter • EqTest (example) – Demonstrates how to access Sound Analysis data using the module system.
Read more detailed information about the upgrade process in our FAQ on the forum.
Too soon for you to jump into 2.6? If the features of Modul8 2.6 are not attractive to you, we have released Modul8 2.5.9 so that it is compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
What is ‘yourspace’? We are developing solutions for you to manage your account with us. For now yourspace allows you to download Modul8 whenever you need to and see how many authorizations of Modul8 you are currently using. In the future we look forward to providing you with more options and incentives to make yourspace part of your Modul8 experience.
Special limited time offer! To take advantage of the DMX capability in Modul8 2.6 you will need to purchase the ENTTEC DMX USB Pro device from ENTTEC. As of December 1st, If you purchase Modul8 2.6 upgrade you will be able to obtain a coupon code to purchase the ENTTEC DMX USB Pro device for a discount. The coupon is available to you after you purchase the Modul8 2.6 upgrade and can be obtained by logging into ‘yourspace.’ The coupon lasts 1 month so if you are interested in DMX now is the time to act, and save!
We look forward to seeing the next wave of creations that follows a new release. Remember to join us on vimeo, facebook, twitter or flickr to share your Modul8 experiences with us.
I don’t think I need to write much about this and let this quote I have extracted from the forum speak for itself.
“As me and anomad get some of this stuff cleaned up and more generalized, we’ll release some of this code if you all want to play with it. Unfortunately, like for the rope lights, it is VERY hard coded since the setup is so specific, but this is necessary. I’ve written a film that we are going to use these rope lights in also, and modul8 is DEFINITELY the way to go.
So yeah, absolutely awesome. This is the BEST real time video/effects program I have used. period.”
Each and every modul8 user in his dark cavern, with access to lighting gear and midi controllers are starting to experiment with DMX. This just today off of the forums from user anomad (aka James, aka VJ 2c) who pulled out his lasers.