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Time Grid

AN intermediate form, soon to evolve into something more interesting, time-permitting.

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5 Responses to “Time Grid”


  1. 1 Daniel
    November 13, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Do you know YooouuuTuuube.com ? It does pretty much this with any Youtube video, or camera input.

  2. November 16, 2009 at 8:49 am

    cool! are you doing this with iterators? if so, how are you placing the sprites on the grid? i’ve got a similar setup, and caved to using javascript for calculating the location. just wondering if it can be done less resource intensive…

    • 3 toneburst
      November 16, 2009 at 10:07 am

      Hi joris.

      Yep, it’s an Iterator, and a simple JavaScript to make the a 2D structure of grid coordinates. Then each iteration selects the appropriate coord structure, and grabs video from a Queue.

      The JS approach shouldn’t be too resource-hungry. Once it’s calculated the grid positions it won’t recalculate them unless the input values change. Lazy-execution is your friend 😉

      Incidentally, it should be possible to use Maths Expression patches inside the Iterator to place the billboards. I started out trying to get it to work this way, but in the end it was just much easier to use nested for loops in JS. Also, if I’m using Iterators, I always like to make sure I do as much as possible outside them, and pass it in, rather than having complicated logic inside.

      a|x

  3. 4 dubikaufmann
    April 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I made something similar but using 16 billboards and 16 video loading patches. I had no idea that there is a different way to do it.

    Sinead on a conveyor belt
    • 5 toneburst
      April 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm

      The Queue patch is very cool for that kind of thing. It means you can do similar kinds of things to a realtime video stream.

      Actually, my example, was a building-block on my way to something else, but it’s a nice effect in it’s own right.

      a|x


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