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Name/Version: DRK LIVECAM4 1.0
Author: DrKesler  
Description: DRK LIVECAM4 (Max version for PC, look for Quick Time version in my other plugins to use with MAC) transforms your camera into a 4 continuous midi sensor-controller.
Useful for:
- Musicians who want to explore in real-time, interactive multimedia, with a kind of light & movement sensor-instrument
- Dancers and performers who dont want to depend on a pre-recorded cd, and prefere to making and/or to processing the music alive
As they want, "when" they want, getting so more freedom, surprise and a more lively and integrated situation on scene.
- Interactive instalations where the people that participates can generate or process the music as they walk on it.

All with a simple and cheap web cam...(or any cam recognized by the computer)

How does it works?
The frame area of the drk livecacam4 is virtually divided into 4 zones and each zone correspond to a midi controller when livecam translates the luminance (direct and-or by reflection) to midi values.
Every enough iluminated object works: faces, objects, fixed more luminance corresponds greater midi value.
Some clothes reflectes very well the light, the human skin and hair does, some surfaces and materials....i´ll suggest you to try.
It is better for the captation to work with good contrast: in some darkness and with some iluminated objects or persons to have a lineal behaviour but of course you can experiment with the light conditions.
Also may be interesting for experiment to move the camera, capting different quiet ambient objects like walls, furniture, etc.
Giving so movement to the quietness and translating the results to musical aspects that you decide.

It is very interesting and precise to work with lanterns, better small-led control the midi value with the distance between the camera and the lantern.


Author: Fabian Kesler -

Device Details

Downloads: 1886
Tags video, other, hardware
Live Version Used: 9.0.4
Max Version Used: 6.1.2
Date Added: Jun 22 2013 00:47:27
Date Last Updated: Jun 23 2013 20:07:39
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Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): AttributionNonCommercial

Device Files

Device File: DRK LIVECAM4.amxd


jit.dx.grab - no such object (max 6.1.3) strange as this file comes with Max. What version of Max are you using?...Or maybe you are using Mac? In this case I can send you a version with Quick Time object as I use PC with Windows. Please tell me.

I found out that the object is windows only! I am on mac. If you read the reference there seems to be an alternative object for mac or something...

Yeah can u send it? Or upload so other users can get it to? Thank you very much!

yES !! : ) I am uploading a Quick Time versi?n !!!...Just in few minutes...tell me later if it is ok

But with M4L it should work ok as it has all object internally. did you try M4L or just Max version?

on mac just replace it with jit.qt.grab.

Yes thanks Madlab,,I?m waiting Dreadonator?s answer to know if it works on Mac as M4L in order to upgrade just Max version or both of them.

I used M4L

hI firends..I just finished the Quick Time version. I had to do many changes to make it work. here it is for you.

And there is a Max version too. in my blog you can download it.

There is a new version wich also loads video files. It is DRK LIVECAM4 QTX2. Hope you like it.

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