We have a specific working condition: 1. The Mac running the application is not connected to the internet. 2. The operation is all done by a console with buttons, without keyboard or mouse.
This project is a theme park attraction: a simulator.
Isadora controls and manages many things: - 6 serial ports with MCUs (console, hydraulics, PLC, LEDs) - 2 MIDI ports (lighting table and audio processor) - 3 video outputs (console monitor, pre-show TV and show projector)
The operating room (OCC) contains the console and console monitor, and the technical room (MCC) contains all the equipment in use.
The attraction operates from 11 am to 8 pm, 4 days a week.
Eventually there are problems in the hydraulics that generate a stop in the system, which has to be restarted. Everything shuts down and when it restarts, Isadora shows this message.
The operation monitor has this window on top and the operator cannot do anything, as it is necessary to click SEND or DON'T SEND for it to exit. The operator and maintenance staff do not have a mouse. The system is fully automatic.
Perhaps a timeout in that window can resolve this issue for us.
Isadora's creator Mark Coniglio gives us a glimpse into long ago, showing the innovative technology he handcrafted with Dawn Marie Stoppiello to fuel the works of their dance company Troika Ranch (http://troikaranch.org). From "SandyCam" to "MidiDancer", you'll see and hear how these devices allowed them to translate the organic into the electronic, and helped to shape the future of dance and technology.
Thank you two, for helping me out with this. It will solve some problems for me also in a longer run when I have to move to another computer. I cannot really tell why it is crashing either. I have not been moving files around, in the late case, so I dont really know but solving this part for me at least will probably help out something. It is nice to have some examples of how to work it out well and understand the brain of the computer a bit better:)
Hi there, the all time novice on hardware here:) I imagine that a Mac Mini can do my job and am looking for a suitable solution to run: 2 projectors, a kinect camea, a leap motion, more than one live camera and also having an input for my Korg Nano controll. Can any more experienced kind person help me with what would be minimal, to make it smooth? And if there is anything to take into consideration? Thanks for any help:) Eva
I have a question regarding websockets. For a show next year the audience will get Augmented reality glasses that are connected to a pocket computer.
The glasses were successfully used in previous shows but where controlled with a Panthea web server, via so-called "websockets". So the glasses are all synchronized in near real time. With the Panthea tool you normally drive subtitles. They have then added to the subtitles corresponding technique commands for the glasses. These were things like:
1. which piece 2. which object or effect should be seen 3. special commands for the objects, for example 3-D coordinates in space or speed of movement in space.
Would this also be possible with Isadora? Se pictures below for a few example commands.
Join us on Thursday June 30th at 6pm CEST (12pm EDT, 9am PDT) as Isadora's creator Mark Coniglio gives us a glimpse into long ago, showing the innovative technology he handcrafted with Dawn Marie Stoppiliello to fuel the works of their dance company Troika Ranch (Troika Ranch). From "SandyCam" to "MidiDancer", you'll see and hear how these devices allowed them to translate the organic into the electronic, and helped to shape the future of dance and technology.
(I use this with Mac, rather than Win, but...) NDI is notoriously heavy on CPU. I tend to use Vingester to create preview windows and then Screen Capture them into Isadora. It seems to work better than NDI or Syphon. It helps to have an external monitor set up for the Vingester stuff so that I keep the system based on GPU.
I wanted to lift up a project done in collaboration with my friend David Paskin, which uses Isadora and ZoomOSC to create chat overlay graphics that you can bring into your streaming workflow. The process outlined here, shown with Ecamm Live as an example, could be used with OBS, vMix, Wirecast, etc. via the NDI outputs from Isadora, or if you use hardware workflows like the ATEM, you could use the hardware output options from Isadora to do this as well. In fact, with the built-in Isadora RTMP streamer, or syphon virtual camera, you could do all of this streaming / sharing entirely within Isadora. It's really up to you!
Check out the video:
Under the hood, the Isadora file uses the new bounding box info from the Text Draw Actor. Using that data I can slide the question away from the name, pinch in the question from the bounds of the background rectangle, vertically adjust the question to center to the name, scale the rectangle to fit the question text inside, and move the entire graphic to minimize the screen space, all on the fly, based only on the input text.
First of all - I have a show where I need to run 2 projectors in august, and I am trying to solve how to get a smooth experience as my pressent situation is not stable. I work live and would like to include live camera, leap motion and Kinect, if it is possible.
I am seeking some advice for figuring out to find the best hardware solution, in terms of which computer (I am on a mac) that makes sense to invest in. And if this is the right thing to do? I might just be doing something else that is not a good solution, so if anyone more experienced than I would be helpful, I am very thankful:)
1: I am having continuous troubles having more videos playing at once, in e.g. a formation of a caleidoscope. This happens both with live feed but also with video and using depth cameras. Is this simply not possible? Is my computer too old? Or should I update? maybe someone else than me has done the same?
2: I am running Mojave on my Macbook pro from early 2015. Could this be a reason for the slow performance? Or is that elsewhere? (I have plenty of space)
3: If I am to invest now (for a performance in august) What will make most sense? Getting a mac mini with M1 for running things smoothly? Getting a Mac studio (the small version) - it is my impression that there is an update comming up around october, so this might not be a wise desicion in terms of investing now and seeing the new labtops being both smaller and better 2 months later? The studio version is quite the top of my budget, and it takes more space, so is this worth it?
My need for now is to be able to run with 2 projectors and getting something that can run my video and live feed smoothly. Also I would like to be able to develop my work, but maybe it is better to get a mini to get a mini to run this and wait longer term to upgrate? - I am asking all these questions, because I am trying to figure out the capacities of these machines, and looking through reviews I am still not quite sure what is right.
Any help will be very apreciated. All the best to any helpers and readers:) Eva
I have just completed the task of routing multi-channel audio through Isadora from DAW software (Logic Pro). I compiled the steps into a short PDF document. But I am wondering if there is any other way to do this?
I was unable to capture, through Live Capture Settings, the multi-channel audio through my audio interface - not sure why Isadora refused to see any more than one stereo track when capturing directly from my Focusrite audio device. After routing through a multi-channel virtual audio interface (Loopback Audio) I did manage to get independent control and SoundLevelWatcher++ data for each channel. Then mix out of Isadora using AU plugins to my audio hardware.