Native Moiré on computer screens > Pattern Generator.
To demonstrate how a computer screen can be used creatively to generate moiré into beautiful patterns, I have created a Pattern Generator application which would facilitate a real-time transformation of an image pattern, just like you could play with 2 halftone screens by hand.
*System Requirements: any Apple Macintosh G4, G5 running Mac OS X (10.2 or above)
|> Real-time manipulation of the image:||
– Zoom/resize/stretch transformation
| > Supports all Quicktime image formats:
|| – Including png, gif, jpeg, tiff, photoshop, etc. Even Quicktime movies
| > Load custom files and save patterns:
|| – Export generated images in any of the Quicktime supported formats
– Save a Quicktime movie of the whole image manipulation process
The application is written using Max/MSP/Jitter, a graphical programming environment for producing interactive media applications. I have dropped the idea of producing a flash version which I can show online but flash with actionscript proved to be too slow for satisfactory effects. Hopefully I will soon be able to implement a much stripped down version for online use.
This current version has built-in MIDI support from Max/MSP, but I have yet to assign controller CC values.
Further expansion plans include incorporation of a series of functions which will let the application interact with live MIDI and audio data – great for VJ-ing!
© Edmund Fung | firstname.lastname@example.org