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Coronavirus lockdown? Join Isadora Online Classes With Mark Coniglio: Guru Session #1



  • Dear All,

    [EDIT] We've created a special thread where you can find all the "guru sessions" viewing links and downloads


    First, I send you all warm greetings from Vienna where I am, like many in Europe, under lockdown. Given that I can only lawfully leave the apartmet for essential trips, and that many of you are hunkered down around the globe, what better time than than now to offer some online instruction by Isadora's creator, yours truly. ;-)

    We will hold the first class at 6pm CET (Central European Time) on Wednesday March 18th, 2020. For those in other time zones:

    West Coast USA: 10am
    East Coast USA: 1pm
    United Kingdom: 5pm

    I will post the link below and on social media once I've got the broadcasting tool figured out.

    Currently I am thinking to do this twice a week, with sessions scheduled for different times of day to favor particular time zones. I also suspect we'll alternate between begining and advanced topics each session. 

    That's all the details I have for now, as I'm getting up to speed on the broadcasting software and how I can actually interact with you. In the meantime, if you plan to attend this first gathering, it would be great if you replied to this thread and let me know what you might like me to cover.

    I'm sure the first session will be a bit rough and tumble as I get the hang of doing this. But, whatever your skill level, you all are welcome to join this initial meeting if only so we can sense each other's presence and come together as a community in this truly challenging situation.

    I hope you are all taking the appropriate social distancing measures and otherwise keeping yourself safe. I hope to see some of you online on Wednesay!

    Sending Warm Wishes + Hopeful Vibes,
    Mark



  • @mark what a great idea ! 

    Subjects to cover: kinect sensor, particles sistem,  experience on types of cameras with video captured

    Best,



  • Wonderful idea! I look forward to it. 12 noon Central Daylight Time...

    Cheers,

    Hugh



  • @mark: Excellent.

    I will join at noon CST in Minneapolis.

    Anything on the Data Array Actor would be helpful to me.

    Thank you.

    Bill



  • thanks for that !

    I will be there. 

    Best regards 

    Celio



  • Wow, that sounds good. I will be" there" ;o)


  • Tech Staff

    Students always ask me to show them:

    • Particles - just making cool stuff!
    • 3D model particles - same as above. 
    • Motion Tracking (broad topic!)
    • Artnet
    • Javascript
    • Making a custom Control Interface (making custom sliders and dials, etc)
    • Logic (If this, then that. Using inside range actors, etc)


  • i will join

    best

    Jean-François



  • I haven't made the jump to the new version yet, so any pointers on how things have changed and anything that is done very differently, or new things that may not be so obvious would be useful.



  • @nick said:

    I haven't made the jump to the new version yet, so any pointers on how things have changed and anything that is done very differently, or new things that may not be so obvious would be useful.

    I would start by watching the four new tutorials on our YouTube channel -- that will introduce you to a lot. (More tutorials are to come... dealing with management of th coronavirus in relationship to the company is slowing me down for obvious reasons.)

    Best Wishes,
    Mark


  • Tech Staff

    @nick

    The release notes are also a good place to start familiarizing yourself with the changes and additions that have happened to Isadora between Isadora 2.6.1 and Isadora 3.0.7. In particular, the way Stage Setup works has changed dramatically (you can have more than 6 Stages, you can create Virtual Stages with no displays assigned, there are easy checkboxes for outputting any Stage via NDI, Spout/Syphon, or BlackMagic, there's now automatic tools for edge-blending [since multiple displays can now be assigned to a single Stage], and working with multiple displays is easier and more intuitive). There's also a new Theme Editor, MIDI Timecode Support in the Movie Player and the Control Panel, numeric point-editing for precision adjustment in IzzyMap, the software is now multi-threaded and 64-bit to improve stability and ensure compatibility with newer operating systems (Mojave and Catalina), Blind Mode has been added, a number of linking features were added and improved to allow for more intuitive and rapid patching, Javascript actor inputs and outputs can be given custom names, there are handy new buttons for play, pause, start/stop, and mute on the Sound and Movie Players, and many other new and wonderful things. Outside updates to the program itself, @mc_monte did a fabulous job updating the Isadora Manual.

    One more thing that's important to to note is that the file-paths where Isadora looks for third-party plugins, GLSL ShadersFFGL plugins, additional TroikaTronix Plugins (like Send PJLink [Send PJLink Tutorial], Artnet, Rutt-Etra, Jump By Name, etc.) have changed, and TroikaTronix Beta Plugins (Grapher, NDI WatcherOpenNI Tracker [OpenNI Tracker Tutorial]). If for any reason the links I just added for the plugins break (because they may be changed in the future) you can always find this content on our new Plugin Page, which is open to user submissions of plugins, User Actors/Macros, example patches, and custom themes so if there's any cool tools or patches you make that you want to share with the community you can upload them there. There's already some great content on there from @DusX @Michel @bonemap @Juriaan @GertjanB @gunther and of course @mark and the official TroikaTronix account.

    We also now offer a wider variety of license types, there's a new, cross-platform licensing system, and most Isadora 3 licenses can be managed via the new Online License Portal.


  • Beta Platinum

    Hi,

    Great idea

    I just saw my students in the virtual classroom this morning and did some screen sharing Isadora first aid on their patches. I invited them to join.

    For me: i woud love to see some good practice with the TCP actors. (How to read data from a website for example). I did a workshop on it a long time ago in the first werkstatt from @DusX but I don't find my notes any more.
    And maybe also what the possibility's are with these actors. I think it is more powerful than I know.

    Kind regards
    Groeten
    Gertjan



  • Thanks!! this is really cool! I ll also join! I am open to different subjects!


  • Beta Tester

    @mark Cool!!! looking forward to it.



  • @gertjanb said:

    For me: i woud love to see some good practice with the TCP actors.

     I would love to see, how to use this actor as well. Maybe it could be done, helping this projekt on its way? https://community.troikatronix... 


  • Beta Platinum

    @mark said:

    6pm CET (Central European Time) on Wednesday March 18th, 2020

     Thanks for arranging these streaming sessions. What a buzz. The time difference is not great for  my place of longitude. But I am longing to learn and create and prosper. The session time is around 3am in Australia and Japan. I cannot say that I will manage to participate at such a time. But... will there be any opportunity to communicate with you while you are presenting? Will there be at minimal a chat where you might respond to questions? Will there be any kind of interaction in the moment? If there is I would probably attempt to be there.

    All the best 



  • Really cool! Any subjects will be good! Thank you Mark!

    Francesco


  • Tech Staff

    @bonemap said:

    But... will there be any opportunity to communicate with you while you are presenting? Will there be at minimal a chat where you might respond to questions? Will there be any kind of interaction in the moment? If there is I would probably attempt to be there.All the best 

    While I don't know the answer to this exactly, I can at least guarantee that one or more TroikaTronix staff members will be in the chat willing to answer questions because I will personally be in the chat and willing to help/answer questions (in case that influences your decision at all).


  • Beta Platinum

    @woland said:

    because I will personally be in the chat

     That is great to know. Thanks Lucas

    Best wishes



  • @bonemap said:

    But... will there be any opportunity to communicate with you while you are presenting? Will there be at minimal a chat where you might respond to questions? Will there be any kind of interaction in the moment? If there is I would

     This first one will definitely be a work in progress. I am a total newbie at this. And I don't have any of the staff with me in Vienna. But it is my intention to keep the chat open in a second monitor so I can see what your saying and hopefully respond to it.

    Let's see how it goes.

    Best Wishes,
    Mark