Note Spiral (Composition by gtoledo3)

Author: gtoledo3
License: (unknown)
Date: 2009.12.09
Compatibility: 10.5, 10.6
Required plugins:

This is an example that uses particle systems, the queue, and iteration to make a kind of image snake/spiral effect. Audio triggers an image "chase".

The attached composition doesn't have all of the source images of the video clip below, but it is the same basic qtz. One can attach more images to the multiplexer/particle system in the render in image, and add to the chase effect.

Alpha blending on the sprite inside the iterator can also be favorable, but I've left it in Over mode for this example.

Note Spiral.qtz21.67 KB

cybero's picture
Re: Note Spiral (Composition by gtoledo3)

Ingenious Simplicity .

Cleanly positioned elements.

Offers a lot of possibilities and makes for a really good study. [IMHO]

<< BTW - what is it with GL Point ? Not complaining Kineme Crew :-) - guess it's another one of those bridging the 32 - 64 bit gap things that results in GL Point either disappearing under certain conditions, or else slowing everything right down when in nested Iterators >>.

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Note Spiral (Composition by gtoledo3)

Oh, I forgot that I left the GL Point in there. If you want to "see it" just change the clear color to a dark hue. It's not working on top of the white (just now noting this).

The GL Point is actually amazingly cool in this kind of situation, since it always faces front. However, it's tiny as heck for this kind of thing, even at the biggest size, so it didn't really make the cut for this particular composition.


leegrosbauer's picture
Re: Note Spiral (Composition by gtoledo3)

Very Nice! Thanks!

cybero's picture
Re: Note Spiral (Composition by gtoledo3)

Yeah - it works very nicely up until 10.6.2 :-) . I look forward to that current imperfection and impediment being rectified in due course ASAP :-) .

[Bridging the 32 - 64 bit gap has got be made as simple[r] as is possible.

It definitely is to do with the sizing of the GL POint that makes it seem to disappear in this composition, but I have found that it just seems to entirely disappear even though it should ostensibly be visible].

photonal's picture
Re: Note Spiral (Composition by gtoledo3)

! nice one, thanks for sharing the composition.