Mapping across multiple stages


  • Thanks, yes that is the situation as I see it. But I find it unfortunate that Isadora, which is otherwise so flexible for real time interaction, requires careful planning in this respect, while Millumin, which I find useful for making through-composed synchronized sequences, is so flexible in this one aspect. I'm cross with Matrox for making devices that don't get updated with operating systems and then completely stop working. I have aTH2G but since it's analog now basically it is an expensive paperweight. I also don't like requiring a hardware solution when I actually have multiple video outputs already.


  • I get that it is a philosophical distinction, but I wonder if there is a way to have the mapping applied to the video feed rather than tied to the Projector. That way for example half of the feed's area could each go to seperate Prohectors, but the mapping could be done first, before it is divided.

  • Tech Staff

    You do a edge blend in the Output -> Stage Setup? f8ca4f-screenshot-2016-10-15-17.11.57.png


  • The edge blend doesn't let me do one mapping accross two projectors, it lets me combine two hands ( or more) that have already been mapped. Great feature, but not what I'm asking.


  • And as for that issue you had  Millumin 2 it is very easy to send a specific video to Syphon by giving it it's own Canvas.

    Just trying to keep the positives of the other software on the table...
    But really the philosophical differences as I see them are between real-time and sequencing.  Both very capable in different ways, but I see this issue as an odd one in that it is an instance of Isadora not being real-time friendly when it generally absolutely excels  in that direction. 
  • Tech Staff

    This is a known short coming, and solution/s are on the way. (and look beautiful! )

    It won't be in 2.5
    but in the next major release.

  • Thanks

    Sad that this is a known shortcoming, but happy I'm not just dense and very happy that it's being worked on. 
  • Tech Staff

    I have spoken about this with people before. I guess it just a decision that comes early on in the planning.

    I tend to know the basic Isadora set up before I start mapping so I know what will go where. As DusX says - there are plans. :) 

  • Yeah,I see how this could be dealt with in planning. But planing is not always the best course of action!!!

  • Tech Staff

    I understand. It was a criticism - just talking aloud. :)


  • Yay plans! But for now, I've got to cool my jets with my ambitions, and do my mapping in Izzy and then Syphon the output to Millumin, listening to my computer's fan attempt lift-off...