So I’ve been working on this system for controlling visuals with a PS3 controller for a while now, and I finally have it in a workable shareable state. This is the visuals system I used to VJ Heart Deco’s party at burning man. I’m going to polish this up to be a real app, but for now I wanted to share it with people to just get some feedback. It also has a control panel for those without ps3 controllers.
The basic idea is to have a set of compositions that you can cycle through, and use the ps3 controller to control parameters of the compositions, and effects applied to them.
Special thanks to Love and Light for making the badass jams to work on this with. http://soundcloud.com/love-and-light
Start: Next composition
X: Freak Out (usually just makes it cycle through colors quickly)
Square: Apply city lights effect
Triangle: Max out audio for comps that use audio inputs. This button kind of sucks and will be replaced with another effect.
Circle: Switch modes. Most comps have multiple modes that they can cycle through with this button.
L1: Blur horizontally
R2: Invert Color
Left Stick Y Axis: Feedback image in or out
Right Stick Y Axis: Feedback image rotation
Click Right Stick: Toggle Mirroring
DPad Up: Tap out BPM. This feature is kind of broken, you need to hold down select and press up to reset it, then tap up 4 times to set the bpm. I will have a much better solution to this soon.
Let me know what you think!