QUARTZ COMPOSITION/RESOLUME - GRANDVJ DROP-IN/LAYER INPUT

digitalgigalow's picture

WOW!!!! What a header. I know most will not understand the header, but I will try to explain the best I can.

I want to create a Quartz Composition that I can drop into Resolume 4 or the upcoming GrandVJ 2 and be able to link layers to the patch.

RESOLUME - GRANDVJ PLAY BREAKDOWN:

  1. Patch dropped in Resolume or GrandVJ.
  2. Link Layers to Quartz Composition
  3. Run Layers and Patch to video output.

Simple layout. Say I have created a Quartz Composition that has 4 Billboards that if viewed would break the output video into four quadrants. I want to drop that into Resolume and be able to set the layers so that each quadrant plays a different layer.

Can this be done?

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Re: QUARTZ COMPOSITION/RESOLUME - GRANDVJ DROP-IN/LAYER INPUT

I'm not sure but as far I remember Resolume can't handle image type inputs. Anyway, maybe its better to ask the guys on the Resolume forum.

digitalgigalow's picture
Re: QUARTZ COMPOSITION/RESOLUME - GRANDVJ DROP-IN/LAYER INPUT

It Can be done. I have to look into it, but you have to use Syphon Server patch. I will work on it later today.

digitalgigalow's picture
Re: QUARTZ COMPOSITION/RESOLUME - GRANDVJ DROP-IN/LAYER INPUT

OK. I have been playing around with it and it does work. I first tried with a billboard and then a cube on all sides with ONE clip. All is good.

Here is where I am having issues and maybe someone can help me. Do NOT get me wrong, but I will still be working on it while I wait for a reply. Another thing before I get started, I really do not want to give out the patch because it is for my resume but I can show you a video of the first build using a directory scanner. If you notice, I give credit, where credit is do...PLUR - Peace, Love, Unity, Respect.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1548982649581&set=vb.247234708965&t...

looking at the video, you will notice at ALL the cubes. At the start, you will notice 4 cubes. I have those 4 cubes in on patch. Now here comes the tricky part. Tricky, because of the TOTAL amount of cubes plus the number of LAYERS used.

I want each cube to play a different layer. So I have four cubes that all sides will be show the video. the top and bottom are blank or black. through my testing I either have to link Syphon Client to each cube and publish the inputs or publish the cube image inputs then put Syphon client outside the graphics patch. I think the second option is the way to go. The problem is make the graphical part clean and easy to to hook up the syphon clients.

20 Cubes, 4 sides playing video, equals 80 published inputs to distribute to 4 syphon patches This can be done but a little time consuming and the graphical patch will be 20 feet long...LMAO!!!

QUESTION: what would be the best way to make this clean and simple. Like if 1 cube is playing one layer, what would be the best way to publish the sides needed through the patch. Or will I have to deal with the 20 foot graphical patch...LOL!!!

The ULTIMATE goal is hopefully to have it so that when I drop it into Resolume, labels for each layer, (layer 1. layer 2, layer 3 and layer 4) will show up and make it easier to label the send and receive boxes.

If I have to, I can do it one or four cubes at a time, just time consuming.

You can not understand the whole picture, until you look at a VERY simple, and I mean VERY simple tutorial. This video does not really explain the patch building part, but shows the Resolume work around. Also it is a filter and is just ONE Clip. I am trying to take it farther than that. I theory it should work.

PUSHING THE LIMITS!!! LMAO!!!!!