3.x Curve Cooker for Vixen3

BradsXmasLights

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I had a lot of trouble drawing curves that were 'in beat' with my required music beats & bars, so I've programmed a little app that can generate them.


Specify:
* Curve direction
* Number of curve cycles,
* number of steps/beats per cycle &
* and offset amount for each step/beat/movement


Then it generates a curve VCL file that can be imported in to Vixen.

Beta coming very soon...
 

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BradsXmasLights

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Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the .NET / C language that Vixen is programmed in.


I will be releasing the source too - they are welcome to convert the code & integrate it though :)
 

jchuchla

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Brad, I was looking at your screenshot and I think I end up more confused than before I looked at it. Is the curve in the screenshot one that you would actually use of is it just something to use as a reference so that after you import it would give you a time reference for further editing?
I ask the question because we're investigating some other mechanisms that may accomplish your goal but using different methods.
 

BradsXmasLights

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The curves generated I have used, in order to map beats over a certain time range.


Here's a video of the above curve - and the beats of the music give the chase a boost along the roofline:
Vixen 3 Beat Chase


I found this a bit time consuming to manually/calculate & map out. And then more annoying to adjust once I didn't like it. So I ended up writing this (VB6) app to calculate this. Then it generates the Curve XML which in turn can be imported in to Vixen.
 

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Attached is Beta1, including Visual Basic 6 source code.

Note:
- Known bug - Start point position isn't calculated for repeated curves. Yet to get to this; been too busy with normal light stuff :)
- Requires mscomctl.ocx (MS Common Controls)
 

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