Mother Reaches 0.6
It’s sure is a sign of an active project where it keeps leaping between each release so quickly, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. As project matures, additional resources and tutorials become available and personally I’ll try to keep readers updated on anything that I cross by.
Massive thanks go as always to Ilias Bergstorm (Lead Developer) and ongoing support involvement from Krzysztof Golinski on the project, developing of Mother has now sped up a bit, hence the increased release frequency!
New Features : Mother 0.6:
Small mistakes fixed from previous 0.5 release: Waltz synth example was not working, and I failed to mention in the documentation that you also need the Shapetween library to develop new synths. Note: Shapetween is a library for Processing that provides an easy way of animating elements within a sketch in a variety of ways.
More comprehensive secondary screen support introduced.
pre(), draw(), post() and dispose() methods are now called properly in synth libraries.
It is no longer necessary to put an Init() method in sketches intended as Synths for Mother (Finally!).
As always, you can download the latest version from the Google code repository!
Mother has reached a new milestone today (0.5) by expanding to OSX and adding processing update to version 1.0.7. Through discussion with Illias previously I have made a suggestion of trying to keep processing libraries in separate folders from Mother.jar that’s so if processing.org makes an update, Mother update could be simply implemented through overwriting some folders. Im very happy that this feature is now implemented and functioning. Thanks Illias!
To Download Mother version 0.5.0, visit from Google code repository and grab your preferred version (PC/OSX).
Those artists that enjoy creating content using Processing (especially for live performance) would sure be interested in methods and techniques on dealing with manipulation of such code snippets/visual Synths between one another in live environment. Positively, sound reactive and midi controlled approach would also be of be of benefit.
This field is evolving and growing quite rapidly which is a good thing. Combination of open source technologies provide us with opportunityand ideas to push evolving scene to a new heights.
Processing is incredible platform for creating visual ideas and generating stunning Audio Visual multimedia pieces. To be frank with the whole thing, to the day I haven’t performed with Processing as a sole software option at any of the gigs that I have played, yet never the less I incorporate some of the processing sketches that I record and post-edit in my production.
Well, that’s until Mother came to the scene. -A program that allows VJing with Processing.org sketches.
The lead developer Ilias Bergstrom has been working through developing this invaluable tool which in my opinion can launch Processing as source of visual performance to another level.
The current development version (Mother 0.3 in Development) has been announced just under a month ago and what now seemingly its coming to a near launch stage with followed up post from Ilias on Onar3d- Maria Louiza.
I will take some time in next few days to give much more detailed review of my personal experience, yet in the mean time, check out provided links for more info on the subject.