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phlee Feb 9, 2004

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    phlee Reformed Addict

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    phew's post reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask all you guys. Are there any VJs on this forum? There must be, surely. Who are you! Reveal yourselves! The reason I ask is becuase it's something I've always been interested in, and have dabbled in on occasion, but don't really know how to get into for real. I fear I may have left it a bit late in life to start a hobby this huge, because I have so many other commitments now, and I have a feeling it could take up my entire life if I wanted to do it proper-like. Any advice? Experience to share? :shrooms:
     
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    heva mischief-maker.....

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    phlee Reformed Addict

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    Cheers matie :Grin: Just what I need - another forum to get addicted to :rolleyes: :Wink3:
     
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    there are loads of us on this forum but we are all very shy computer addicts and techno freaks.... often found at the party in the corner surround by equipment and computers.

    want to know more or see lots of us together.... make your way to project ozma in may.... visual fest for all.

    be warned... you have to give up your social life... spend all your money on upgrades ..... have a constant state of trippyness whilst trying to be logical....and turn your partner in to a coffee machine.... its not very pretty!!!


    love and lumens

    yaz

    www.floroworld.com
     
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    phlee Reformed Addict

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (floroworld @ Feb 10 2004, 12:44 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> be warned... you have to give up your social life... spend all your money on upgrades ..... have a constant state of trippyness whilst trying to be logical....and turn your partner in to a coffee machine.... its not very pretty!!!


    love and lumens

    yaz

    www.floroworld.com [/quote:1efbaf685d]
    Ahhhh...as I suspected - not just a hobby, but a lifestyle :Wink3: Well, I don't know whether I'm ready to commit my entire life to the task. I guess for now I'll just have to be in awe of you guys :o :Grin: If I come to Project Ozma will you let me ogle your equipment? (your computer equipment that is :Wink3: ) I'd love to see how the magic all happens at a real event. In fact, if you need any lackeys to turn handles or anything, I'm a dab hand with a computer and I have a fair amount of experience with lasers. Need any help on the night?

    Phun and photons

    Phlee
     
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    Goz Psy-Richard Staff Member

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    Visuals have always intrigued me. Much fun to be had getting lost in a set of visuals. Only one thing bothers me, though ... how out of date the graphics and effects all are (or how slow). I have taken it upon myself to write my own visualiser (4 years of 3D engine development for games probably helps me on actually doing this :Smile3:). I reckon there isn't anything that I have seen that can't be done in real time on modern hardware so thats the direction im heading. God knows what will come of it though ... (Knowing me ... sod all :Wink3:)
     
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    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Goz @ Feb 10 2004, 01:53 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> Visuals have always intrigued me. Much fun to be had getting lost in a set of visuals. Only one thing bothers me, though ... how out of date the graphics and effects all are (or how slow). I have taken it upon myself to write my own visualiser (4 years of 3D engine development for games probably helps me on actually doing this :Smile3:). I reckon there isn't anything that I have seen that can't be done in real time on modern hardware so thats the direction im heading. God knows what will come of it though ... (Knowing me ... sod all :Wink3:) [/quote:d7258f227d]
    D'ya get any further last night?

    J.
     
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    Goz Psy-Richard Staff Member

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (JPsychodelicacy @ Feb 10 2004, 02:28 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> D'ya get any further last night?
    [/quote:1d5c2cbfa7]
    Yeah man! I left my room and made a sandwich! :Grin:
     
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    MARKINSIDE Forum Member

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    hello...everyone...

    out from behind the wall of computers i come...

    hello :blink:


    i quite like visuals too....:Wink3:

    like some others who use this forum...

    floroworld (yaz) / si (rtfm) / unj (unjulation) / dave (inside-us-all) / to name a few...

    nice places to look into vj'ing are..

    www.vjforums.com

    www.vjcentral.com



    also there a few nights / parties around the country who support this scene on an even platform with music...

    it is a very exiting time in the scene as technology is catching up with peoples ideas...and all sorts of techy madness is available to play with...

    :juggle: :blink: :lmao: :crazy: :mushrooms:



    the events i reckomend to keep a look out for are:

    project ozma - http://www.projectozma.com

    i help run / promote / organise this event - the next one is on the 1st May 2004, Brixton, London - in the Mass night club... the line up of people involved will be posted very soon...but expect full power psychedelic trance and visuals overloading...in multiple spaces...


    also...

    zeotrope - an event in birmingham - which is on this friday...breakbeat / techno / drum and bass and last month project ozma did an AV act...(full power psy-trance and live vj show :Wink3:)

    asweell:
    AVIT - which is an event run by the vjforum community - similar to psyproject (which this forum organises) but is based around the vj community...next one is in birmingham in october i think :Wink3: - the last one was in brighton and before tat in Leeds..



    there are also lots of events now in london that have vj's playing at them...

    check out where me and my mates will be :

    www.inside-us-all.com

    if you are there come and say hello...we are usually behind the computers all night...

    hopefuly you will find that the scene is very friendly and helpful...

    there are not that many poeple in the uk into the vj scene...

    and some of the projects are very exiting...

    if anyone needs any more pointers...just post here...or PM me...

    always here to help...

    :goodthre: :sun: :sun: :sun: :sun: :sun: :lmao:
     
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    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    Better than nowt. :Wink3:

    J.
     
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    phlee Reformed Addict

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    Oooo ooo ooo! Lots of stuff in Birmingham how serendipitous, yey! (I live in Worcester - just south of it). Any details for zeotrope? I'd luuurve to go along to that :Grin: :partysmi:

    Goz wrote:
    So you mean like a music to visuals engine type doohickey? Ooooo....need any testers? I offer my services at the altar of visual technology... :wizard1:
     
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    Goz Psy-Richard Staff Member

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (phlee @ Feb 10 2004, 03:27 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> Oooo ooo ooo! Lots of stuff in Birmingham how serendipitous, yey! (I live in Worcester - just south of it). Any details for zeotrope? I'd luuurve to go along to that :Grin: :partysmi:

    Goz wrote:
    So you mean like a music to visuals engine type doohickey? Ooooo....need any testers? I offer my services at the altar of visual technology... :wizard1: [/quote:2182caea7f]
    If you've got a DirectX 9 accelerator (Radeon 9x00 preferably) you are wlecome to try it out when and if i ever complete it :Smile3:

    My flat mate, called Marc on the forum, has offered to help me build a special purpose hardware interface to the system. The whole system is modular, and will be platform indepenent, but when its ready i will need people to test it out on multiple systems. Unfortunately, in the next 6 months i have to work on a game (with 3 years development, so far, behind it) so it may take a while to complete.

    However, once it is complete im gonna need as many people as possible to test out the scalability of the effect engine (as i say, DX9 will be a minimum requirement). Once it is ready i will be requesting testers to help me out, and i can't think a better place to get appropriate help than here :Smile3:
     
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    phlee Reformed Addict

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    YIPPEE!!! :sun: It might be worth upgrading my hardware just to test it :Grin: Well, it's an excuse, anyway hehehehe :Wink3:
     
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    Goz Psy-Richard Staff Member

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (phlee @ Feb 10 2004, 07:33 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> YIPPEE!!! :sun: It might be worth upgrading my hardware just to test it :Grin: Well, it's an excuse, anyway hehehehe :Wink3: [/quote:ba1dc1bd9b]
    Don't forget that if though :Smile3:
     
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    phlee Reformed Addict

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Goz @ Feb 10 2004, 08:02 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (phlee @ Feb 10 2004, 07:33 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> YIPPEE!!! :sun: It might be worth upgrading my hardware just to test it :Grin: Well, it's an excuse, anyway hehehehe :Wink3: [/quote:1bfd7702d3]
    Don't forget that if though :Smile3: [/quote:1bfd7702d3]
    If? IF? You've given me the new-gadget-jitters now! You can't let me down! Otherwise I am likely to become homicidal :crazy: MUST....BUY...GADGETS...OR...WILL...KILL.....AGAIN! :crazy: :hehe:
     
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    Hi there
    I do visuals, vj'ing what have you, for the last five years
    Love n light
    Yodhe
    psybrid/trancevisuals
     
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    BluePsy R.T.F.M.

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    AGHHH!

    All my forums are getting all mixed up, which one am I on again?

    So you want to oggle my equipment ay. Well come behind my screen little boy and take a look at my box of tricks. :no: Seriously though, just come say hi. As Mark said it truely is a friendly scene, I mean, we work in clubs for pitties sake. However if you are thinking of taking up a hobby, be advised that this one is fairly bottomless when it comes to finances (as is being a musician I suppose).

    If you fancy a travel there is always the laptop-jams which take place all over. Its a wicked oppertunity to see how its done first hand and if you do have material or equipment, to try your stuff out in a friendly environment without a promoter looking over your shoulder. There is one that takes place in Leeds that I go to and also in Brighton and London that I know of. Again, get your self along to vjforums.com and check out whats in your area. If you should want to come along to the Northern one in Leeds however, I could send out some PMs to anyone intersted as soon as a date is confirmed from Unjulation (who runs it). Its usualy on a sunday though. PM me if you want me to do this :Grin:

    Big up to all the other VJ crews that have showed them selves by the way. I know there are more of you out there, show your selves damit!

    :goodthre: :goodthre: :goodthre:
     
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    bigtom Junior Members

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (phlee @ Feb 10 2004, 02:27 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> Oooo ooo ooo! Lots of stuff in Birmingham how serendipitous, yey! (I live in Worcester - just south of it). Any details for zeotrope? I'd luuurve to go along to that :Grin: :partysmi:

    [/quote:004ff91745]
    doh! missed this post till after zoetrope.. the website is www.zoetrope.org.uk and the next one is on april 9th (music: eclectic breaks/ house/ electronica; visuals VJamm Allstars, Visualnaut, Nicon, Myogenic & Chromatouch).. (it's the second friday every other month)

    I'm part of syzygy visuals and we'll also be down at the next Project Ozma :Smile3:

    But I don't have much to add to this thread.. just start playing around.. an expensive hobby/lifestyle but a rewarding and fun one :Smile3:

    If you fancied popping up to brum to see what we do at one of our residencies, (we play every thursday, 1st, 3rd and last friday of month at medicine bar), then pm me and you can come and see what we do and have a chat with us..

    tom
     
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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Goz @ Feb 10 2004, 12:53 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> Visuals have always intrigued me. Much fun to be had getting lost in a set of visuals. Only one thing bothers me, though ... how out of date the graphics and effects all are (or how slow). I have taken it upon myself to write my own visualiser (4 years of 3D engine development for games probably helps me on actually doing this :Smile3:). I reckon there isn't anything that I have seen that can't be done in real time on modern hardware so thats the direction im heading. God knows what will come of it though ... (Knowing me ... sod all :Wink3:) [/quote:d0625e9896]
    Check out the Catalyst DL systems...based around a 2xG5 2ghz Mac...nice. :mushrooms:
    IME - lots of the things that make for cool 3D rendered visuals are not exacty real-time friendly: high-poly, complex particle/metaball interaction systems, reflections/transparencies/caustics etc. Not too well up on how high-end cards with textured pixel optimisations will handle this sort of stuff; i guess the point is to make best-guess realtime approximations which the system can handle...
    Some of my stuff online from Symbiosis on 7th at
    http://circuitviii.fast24.co.uk/absolum.mp4
    http://circuitviii.fast24.co.uk/dimitri.mp4
    http://circuitviii.fast24.co.uk/sestosento.mp4
    Right/control click and save the target file...needs an mpeg4 player (Quicktime, VLC, mplayer).
     
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    Goz Psy-Richard Staff Member

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (circuitviii @ Feb 22 2004, 08:00 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Check out the Catalyst DL systems...based around a 2xG5 2ghz Mac...nice. :mushrooms:
    IME - lots of the things that make for cool 3D rendered visuals are not exacty real-time friendly: high-poly, complex particle/metaball interaction systems, reflections/transparencies/caustics etc. Not too well up on how high-end cards with textured pixel optimisations will handle this sort of stuff; i guess the point is to make best-guess realtime approximations which the system can handle...
    Some of my stuff online from Symbiosis on 7th at
    http://circuitviii.fast24.co.uk/absolum.mp4
    http://circuitviii.fast24.co.uk/dimitri.mp4
    http://circuitviii.fast24.co.uk/sestosento.mp4
    Right/control click and save the target file...needs an mpeg4 player (Quicktime, VLC, mplayer).[/quote:ee2e9e859f]
    Its quite scary what is becoming possible. There are a lot of papers coming up with new and crazy realtime ideas all the time. (If you want PM me and ill drop you links to what is out there and being worked on :Smile3:)

    Now imagine your 2xG5 system where all image convolution, compositing, transition effects (and a hell of a lot more besides) are all controlled on the graphics device. Free'ing you up 2xFat IBM PowerPC processors with nothing to do but feed data to the rendering engine. Generate what you want ... thats a lot of power available if used carefully :Smile3: Catalyst DL may already be doing this (their website is down it seems) but it doesn't really stop me from doing it myself on easily available (and cheap, relatively) PC hardware :Smile3:

    New graphics tech is around the corner as well so expect the available power and possibilities to increase by an order of magnitude :Smile3:

    Anyway enough of the tech shit :rolleyes:

    Loved the visuals you did for symbiosis :Smile3: Quality work and i hope to see them out again soon :Smile3:
     
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