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by Sadler
Mon Jun 17, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Fresh Pressed Deity - psytrance music video
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Fresh Pressed Deity - psytrance music video

I like it. Visually well done and suits the music. Overuse of kaleidoscope IMO, though it is put to some good use in the first half - second half is gratuitous kaleidoscope. Make sure your images reach the edge of the output and you have Corners turned on when using it. I hope to see more of your st...
by Sadler
Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: automation
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: automation

Midi and perhaps OSC but not Ableton Link. You'd need the Performer version.
by Sadler
Fri Jun 14, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: automation
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: automation

Yes, there are simple ways and more complex ways to automate to time (and midi/osc, audio). The simplest and arguably powerful is to use the playlist. At the module level, where appropriate, parameter modifiers default to 1 second and you adjust it up or down to shorten or lengthen the period. If yo...
by Sadler
Fri May 31, 2024 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sound Not Working In Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Sound Not Working In Magic

Inspect your magic config and the audio section of device manager, for duplicates. You could also try disabling/enabling/defaulting audio devices from the Windows Sounds->Playback dialogue.
by Sadler
Thu May 30, 2024 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sound Not Working In Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Sound Not Working In Magic

Try Help-> Reset All Settings? Perhaps the audio config got messed up.
by Sadler
Tue May 14, 2024 5:58 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Circular Waveform Sizing
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Circular Waveform Sizing

There are many ways to roll one's own circular waveform but it's great to be able to add a quick circular wf when constructing scenes live or semi-live. The circular waveform's peaks are big for most music which is great for some cases but it is also nice to have the peaks scaled down. For a non-cir...
by Sadler
Sun Apr 28, 2024 7:06 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Magic Mushrooms
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Magic Mushrooms

A short demo I just posted to my channel. Simply scaled 3d models bopping to some dubstep. It was challenging to get the models to integrate with the background and it is still not very convincing but, Magic isn't a 3d modeller, so its not too bad.
by Sadler
Sun Apr 28, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help! NDI plug install
Replies: 3
Views: 3453

Re: Help! NDI plug install

Resolume 7 has abandoned FFGL so unless you copied DLLs from a previous version, you wouldn't. Here's one that works that you might try: https://www.7dex.de/works/ffgl-plugin-32-64-mpeg-artifacts/ If this doesn't (easily) work then there is something more fundamentally wrong. Send a screen shot or t...
by Sadler
Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starfield n Spectrum blend mode not working as expected
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Starfield n Spectrum blend mode not working as expected

The spectrum has a transparent background but, because you're using effects on the spectrum, this removes the alpha. You could add a lumakey to recreate it but this has the drawback that dark areas of the image will show the background (stars). You'd be better off simplifying it and using a Mask mod...
by Sadler
Wed Apr 17, 2024 7:07 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Feature request: Video fade in / out and better GPU efficiency.
Replies: 1
Views: 1462

Re: Feature request: Video fade in / out and better GPU efficiency.

Magic on my rtx2080 pc idles at around 18% gpu on an empty scene. As to fading in and out, there are several ways. Top and tail the playlist with empty scenes. Have a Transparency node add a small Threshold on Volume and a healthy chunk of Smoothing. Use a Mix node with just one input with modifiers...
by Sadler
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resolved - Activation support
Replies: 0
Views: 1288

Resolved - Activation support

Hey I sent an email last week and a day later a message through the contact page. Magic's activation is still playing up for me. I've been getting this every time I start the program Capture.PNG I can enter my key and get in but on restarting the app, get it same thing again. Deactivating the app do...
by Sadler
Sun Mar 31, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Utilizar reckordbox con DDj 400 y magic music visuals
Replies: 4
Views: 4678

Re: Utilizar reckordbox con DDj 400 y magic music visuals

Sounds like your almost there. Did you make sure that 'listen' is checked? Then set your Playback thru your DDJ.
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by Sadler
Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Utilizar reckordbox con DDj 400 y magic music visuals
Replies: 4
Views: 4678

Re: Utilizar reckordbox con DDj 400 y magic music visuals

The controller is just a controller, no? It doesn't do any audio. I don't really know reckordbox but I would imagine its like any other audio app. Are you using the built-in sound card or external sound card? Either way, to set up VBCable for magic to react to, it needs to be installed and enabled o...
by Sadler
Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help! NDI plug install
Replies: 3
Views: 3453

Re: Help! NDI plug install

I was rocking 10.16 of NDI plugins for a gig a short while ago from my PC across a switch to a mac, live streaming the performance through OBS. That worked without any of the difficulty you seem to be having. I upgraded to 10.21 now and it still works (get a test image) without issue and didn't have...
by Sadler
Sat Mar 16, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Aligning media
Replies: 0
Views: 3342

Aligning media

Most media/elements comes into Magic aligned to centre. Only text can come in left or right aligned. When dealing with elements of similar dimensions this isn't an issue but, especially in JPEGFolder and VideoFolder, when elements have significantly different dimensions, it would be good to left or ...
by Sadler
Sat Mar 16, 2024 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotated images on Windows
Replies: 0
Views: 1740

Rotated images on Windows

I've been preparing some images (removing background, scaling, rotating, adding green screen etc). Part of my workflow is to prepare images for one side of the output then rotate them (using Windows Explorer context menu 'Rotate Right') to suit another. While doing this I note that the Magic Image a...
by Sadler
Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Create a global value that randomly switches between -1 and 1
Replies: 1
Views: 1478

Re: Create a global value that randomly switches between -1 and 1

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by Sadler
Mon Mar 11, 2024 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reset a parameter on input change
Replies: 3
Views: 1594

Re: Reset a parameter on input change

This is a little simpler and will run for hours without slipping. For added security, put the ramp in a global.
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by Sadler
Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Performant transparency when iterating
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: Performant transparency when iterating

Tying up this thread, this is what I had in mind during a waking up dream - the poly arrangement changes on the beat. 144 polys in total for the cube with no cooling fan noise. Nice!
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by Sadler
Fri Mar 08, 2024 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Performant transparency when iterating
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Re: Performant transparency when iterating

perhaps a custom ISF would make a good workaround Even the simplest ISF has a similar overhead as Transparency and other FX. Unless you meant something else? How about a pseudo-random number generator? An interesting idea. I had trouble with your link but rolled my own simple PRNG with an expressio...
by Sadler
Fri Mar 08, 2024 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Performant transparency when iterating
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Performant transparency when iterating

I use random triggers a lot with iterators, often to randomise the colour across iterations. In this case, I want to use a random trigger to control the transparency of polygons. In Magic there are two ways to add transparency - using a colour node or a transparency node. A colour node requires both...
by Sadler
Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Fading
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Simple Fading

Yes, the scene or media would still be running. But you could also have a power off on the scene that activates when the fade is complete. Sync the two nodes using a global. Screenshot 2024-02-22 212809.png Also, depending on your exact use-case, a multimix may work for you. That will turn off input...
by Sadler
Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: use Videofile in more than one scene without restart
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

Re: use Videofile in more than one scene without restart

Put the video in its own scene (e.g. MyVid) then use the MyVid scene in all your other scenes. If you play a scene without MyVid within it, the video will restart when it plays again.
by Sadler
Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Fading
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Simple Fading

Add some smoothing...
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by Sadler
Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just purchased MMV. Wont save on Macbook 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Re: Just purchased MMV. Wont save on Macbook 2013

I'm no mac person but in the video you're trying to save to the Samples folder which is within the Magic application and is therefore likely a permissions error. Try saving to another location, somewhere you have write permissions.
by Sadler
Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: for and while loops in expressions
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Re: for and while loops in expressions

Given there is no Magic specific guidance for expressions and Magic doesn't implement all of ExprTk, for things like this you just have to suck it and see. If a function is implemented you'll get a param error given nothing else. With a unimplemented function you'll get a reserved keyword error. The...
by Sadler
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Randomize JPEG folder
Replies: 12
Views: 7824

Re: Randomize JPEG folder

Ignore the image. That'll never work. Follow the instructions below in the next reply.
by Sadler
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Randomize JPEG folder
Replies: 12
Views: 7824

Re: Randomize JPEG folder

OK the advice above still works and now we have the much longer Hold. Perhaps you don't really want real random? I'm guessing you want to display each image once and only once in a random order. And when you say "with no result", really? There isn't any way to have a randomised sequence th...
by Sadler
Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sound card stopped being recognized by magic on primary machine.
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

Re: Sound card stopped being recognized by magic on primary machine.

Try Help-> Reset All Settings? Perhaps the audio config got messed up.
by Sadler
Thu Feb 15, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Any chance of introducing a pngfolder
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Re: Any chance of introducing a pngfolder

This has been asked for by others: viewtopic.php?p=10830

Despite the performance caveats, I have also had a need (for alpha purposes) and appreciate the bump.

But, who knows, maybe already implemented in the next version!
by Sadler
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Start separate Video scenes by audio sound FXs...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

Re: Start separate Video scenes by audio sound FXs...?

A Threshold modifier on the VideoFile Power parameter?
by Sadler
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:52 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Time-Distortion Effect
Replies: 2
Views: 3666

Re: Time-Distortion Effect

That's a very nice effect - especially in real-time. I occasionally use an older FFGL which does a similar effect (ModularDelay) but if the buffer count pushes the limit of GPU memory it can crash Magic. FFGL will likely be deprecated with v3 so that won't be a long term option.
by Sadler
Fri Feb 02, 2024 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Text module expression: Show only last line of text-file
Replies: 4
Views: 2256

Re: Text module expression: Show only last line of text-file

Magic only uses the maths and logic parts of the expression toolkit. Expressions must return a number.

It is not possible to write your file in reverse? Or find some way to tail it outside of Magic.
by Sadler
Thu Feb 01, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Text module expression: Show only last line of text-file
Replies: 4
Views: 2256

Re: Text module expression: Show only last line of text-file

There's no expression or internal that will give you the last line of a text file. At the risk of being obvious, why not just enter the number of lines?
by Sadler
Wed Jan 24, 2024 10:19 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Parahelion
Replies: 0
Views: 2983

Parahelion

Twenty minutes of ambient - although predominantly ai, magic was used.
by Sadler
Wed Jan 17, 2024 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contextual Hotkeys?
Replies: 3
Views: 2975

Re: Contextual Hotkeys?

The playlist has keyboard hotkeys for next and previous. You can just use the playlist directly or the internal global value of the playlist, "Playlist Entry #" in modules.
by Sadler
Fri Jan 12, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crash!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2169

Re: Crash!!

First thing after this sort of situation, if you can't get into Magic is to remove the config file.
by Sadler
Thu Jan 11, 2024 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effective use of OSC file reload
Replies: 10
Views: 5431

Re: Effective use of OSC file reload

I ran this batch file:

Code: Select all

:a
echo %time% > time.txt
timeout /t 1 /nobreak
goto a
And used the triangle oscillator set to 2.0.

While the batch file executed, Magic updated the text once per second.
by Sadler
Tue Jan 09, 2024 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effective use of OSC file reload
Replies: 10
Views: 5431

Re: Effective use of OSC file reload

If it is a race or blocking condition making it unreliable then perhaps working around it would be better. For example, continually re-loading the text file from the text file node using an oscillator. At the very least, it might help you debug/diagnose.
by Sadler
Sun Jan 07, 2024 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible to achieve this effect?
Replies: 4
Views: 4371

Re: Possible to achieve this effect?

I reckon it's more Floyd-Steinberg. Use a Resolution node to increase the dither effect.
by Sadler
Sat Jan 06, 2024 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie needing Magic files!
Replies: 2
Views: 3261

Re: Newbie needing Magic files!

Hey sharkford, Not many rules in this forum and I don't think anyone would mind you asking. The technical side of visuals is a relatively small part, in my opinion, and most of my thinking goes into what is new, interesting, awesome, perfect, whatever. This is the first downside to your request. You...
by Sadler
Thu Jan 04, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to create a control range that starts with a negative value using MIDI controller
Replies: 4
Views: 3864

Re: How to create a control range that starts with a negative value using MIDI controller

This does what you describe, no?
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by Sadler
Thu Jan 04, 2024 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to create a control range that starts with a negative value using MIDI controller
Replies: 4
Views: 3864

Re: How to create a control range that starts with a negative value using MIDI controller

There are just seven modifiers that allow -ve values and most of them don't make much sense - when would one ever want to Trigger or Clamp on -ve values? Offset, Scale, ok but the others are arguable. You could use a global to go from -20 to 20 and use that to scale in an expression, same with offse...
by Sadler
Tue Jan 02, 2024 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Param range" and "use as toggle" missing from MIDI options?
Replies: 2
Views: 3373

Re: "Param range" and "use as toggle" missing from MIDI options?

I can't test midi here right now but I think you have to assign the param to the modifier first, then you will see the option to clear the param and adjust its range.
by Sadler
Fri Dec 29, 2023 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Audio is not playing anymore and it's not embedding it into exported files
Replies: 5
Views: 3583

Re: Audio is not playing anymore and it's not embedding it into exported files

I'm not a mac user but have you tried Reset All Settings?
by Sadler
Mon Dec 25, 2023 7:12 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Just Playing Again
Replies: 2
Views: 3769

Re: Just Playing Again

Also just playing... ran a screenshot from your vid through SDXL with the prompt "a row of mech warriors". Unfortunately, AI video tech is far behind AI image tech right now so creating a video would not be viable - but perhaps one day in our lifetime. a row of mech warriors [SDXL sd_xl_ba...
by Sadler
Fri Dec 22, 2023 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iterator sphere - calculate normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 19943

Re: Iterator sphere - calculate normal?

Merry Christmas to all forum members
by Sadler
Wed Dec 20, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iterator sphere - calculate normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 19943

Re: Iterator sphere - calculate normal?

Still can't find a way to do it genuinely, but rotating all objects in the opposite direction to the rotation of the sphere almost works if you ignore the objects at the back (and the top and bottom).
by Sadler
Fri Dec 15, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: 3 music lyrics videos [update]
Replies: 11
Views: 10558

Re: 2 music lyrics videos

Thought the talk part of the vocal is great. Thinking it would be great to have magic ingest srt for lyrical songs or poetry.
by Sadler
Tue Dec 05, 2023 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anomalous Noodle
Replies: 4
Views: 44385

Re: Anomalous Noodle

I still don't know how, sorry, but I've noticed something else. The errant noodle is connected to the null in the other scene. When the null node is moved around in the first scene, the noodle moves in the second scene. I have deleted almost everything in both scenes except for the null in the first...
by Sadler
Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anomalous Noodle
Replies: 4
Views: 44385

Re: Anomalous Noodle

It persists through a save too so I've attached a simple project (can only attached 3 files - hence the reply).
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by Sadler
Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anomalous Noodle
Replies: 4
Views: 44385

Anomalous Noodle

A small and curious but not at all serious anomaly to report. A persistent errant noodle with an orphan, tethered terminus which is otherwise functional. Although apparently not connected to any node it transmits the contents of the previous scene - even though the previous scene isn't fully connect...
by Sadler
Sat Dec 02, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iterator sphere - calculate normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 19943

Iterator sphere - calculate normal?

I've been playing around again with iterators in 3D. A sphere is relatively straightforward and works great when the object being distributed is also a sphere. However, when distributing 3d objects with few planes of symmetry or when distributing 2d elements, the rotation of each element on the surf...
by Sadler
Sat Nov 25, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ramp to Max
Replies: 2
Views: 11813

Re: Ramp to Max

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by Sadler
Fri Nov 24, 2023 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3d model. Need help
Replies: 1
Views: 10222

Re: 3d model. Need help

Some have had success with a number of formats. I prefer dae and obj.

What do you have so far?
by Sadler
Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JPGs with crossfade transitions
Replies: 2
Views: 214623

Re: JPGs with crossfade transitions

Addendum: it is also possible to crossfade using just two JPEGFolders connected to a Mix node, using a global to alternate between the images.
by Sadler
Sat Nov 04, 2023 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Magic to add effect to restream.io
Replies: 4
Views: 11888

Re: Using Magic to add effect to restream.io

The rmtp address is for the streaming app, not Magic.

The video from Magic goes to the streaming app via Spout, NDI or HDMI. The streaming app then forwards the video (and audio) to rmtp.
by Sadler
Sat Nov 04, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: crash with 4.5 hour audio file
Replies: 3
Views: 15086

Re: crash with 4.5 hour audio file

Just for context, I'm currently listening to an 8 hour mp3 playing from Magic (Windows). The file is 425MB, 128kbps. Sounding good. :D

Your dump indicates a null pointer exception but, as you say, one for devs to track down.
by Sadler
Sat Nov 04, 2023 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Magic to add effect to restream.io
Replies: 4
Views: 11888

Re: Using Magic to add effect to restream.io

There's three ways to get video out (and in) to Magic: Spout (or Syphon), NDI or HDMI (to a streaming or capture device). You can Spout or NDI to streaming software that supports RTMP streams - e.g. OBS. OBS supports Spout and NDI. Magic has native Spout in and out and NDI plugins (nodes) for NDI. A...
by Sadler
Fri Nov 03, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JPGs with crossfade transitions
Replies: 2
Views: 214623

Re: JPGs with crossfade transitions

The multi-mix and the playlist are the only options for crossfading. You can control both with midi but speed of transition in the multimix only.

There's some discussion about transitions in this recent thread: viewtopic.php?t=3085
by Sadler
Sun Oct 29, 2023 11:21 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Video Spectrum
Replies: 7
Views: 22015

Re: Video Spectrum

It would be better for everyone, if those who are inspired or even just mildly interested, to try to recreate or adapt interesting effects - on here or elsewhere - and to post results. Even if mistakes are made, serendipity is strong in this activity and you get the benefit of learning for yourself,...
by Sadler
Sun Oct 29, 2023 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to Purge missing files?
Replies: 2
Views: 9656

Re: Is it possible to Purge missing files?

There isn't an option to purge broken links unfortunately, and as you say, it is an annoying (but useful) warning. There have been feature requests before to deal with this - auto find/fix etc. You can select the text from this dialogue and copy it to the clipboard. I do this when I have the patienc...
by Sadler
Thu Oct 19, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Video Spectrum
Replies: 7
Views: 22015

Re: Video Spectrum

It is actually really simple. The basic idea is to find ways to move two or more polygons after applying them as a mask to some content. Trouble is, in order to mask one image (e.g. sprite sheet) or video to a group of polygons, they need to be 'grouped' as one. You can get around this by masking ea...
by Sadler
Wed Oct 18, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: Video Spectrum
Replies: 7
Views: 22015

Video Spectrum

I had been thinking of an idea for a new suggestion for sprite sheets and related type effects. While trying to clarify that idea I discovered it can already be done. Here's one example that creates a video based spectrum effect. _ https://youtu.be/Ng4JC8TlRls ... I still have to explore what else c...
by Sadler
Sun Oct 08, 2023 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MMV Hangs on Close, Crashes
Replies: 2
Views: 9035

Re: MMV Hangs on Close, Crashes

I would check for midi, audio, webcam devices or video driver - try disabling if possible. Assumption your using the latest build (2.33). Check task manager for other processes. Last resort, reinstall Magic.
by Sadler
Wed Oct 04, 2023 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Output Audio From Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 16148

Re: Output Audio From Magic

In 2015 Eric wrote:One of the fundamental choices I made with Magic is that modules can only output visuals, not audio. All audio input/playback has to come from the Audio/MIDI window, which is completely separate from the modules.
See this thread Is there any way to play sound from video?
by Sadler
Tue Oct 03, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Output Audio From Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 16148

Re: Output Audio From Magic

Start here: https://magicmusicvisuals.com/downloads ... AudioFiles

Audio is output to the current default device (at least for Win, not sure about Mac)
by Sadler
Fri Sep 29, 2023 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transitions on top of transitions?
Replies: 2
Views: 10703

Re: Transitions on top of transitions?

There are a few things to consider when dealing with transitions. A transition goes from one scene to another and therefore, must necessarily render both scenes during the transition - I often forget this and complex visuals stall on transition. This would be worse with layered transitions. Another ...
by Sadler
Sat Sep 23, 2023 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: recreate Windows Media Player Visual - Ocean Mist
Replies: 3
Views: 10722

Re: recreate Windows Media Player Visual - Ocean Mist

Hey Jeff, With a few adjustments you could make the sample spectrum very close to 'ocean mist' and it would a a great way for you to learn about the iterator. If you want to just use the JPEGFolder module to change images on track change you'll need to get a list of the times and write some expressi...
by Sadler
Fri Sep 22, 2023 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: recreate Windows Media Player Visual - Ocean Mist
Replies: 3
Views: 10722

Re: recreate Windows Media Player Visual - Ocean Mist

Load StereoSpectrum_30Band example project from the help menu.
by Sadler
Fri Sep 22, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JpegFolder with timestamp
Replies: 1
Views: 8505

Re: JpegFolder with timestamp

I use the playlist for that sort of thing. You can type your timestamps right there.
by Sadler
Sun Sep 17, 2023 7:31 pm
Forum: Tutorials, etc.
Topic: Using MIDI to toggle a module parameter on/off
Replies: 8
Views: 37835

Re: Using MIDI to toggle a module parameter on/off

OSC is exactly the same if using a momentary control. Though Touch OSC has momentary, toggle-press and toggle-release options. With either toggle option you don't need any additional modifiers.
by Sadler
Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (Again) Please HELP : VIrtual Green Screen\Background Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 14433

Re: (Again) Please HELP : VIrtual Green Screen\Background Removal

Nothing, even your big green screen, will be good enough. Keying is hard. If you have Kinect, you can use the person id to generate a mask. Nvidia broadcast works well but only for one webcam. There are plenty of background removal systems, e.g. modnet but not real-time and trickier set up. You don'...
by Sadler
Fri Sep 08, 2023 1:02 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Opacity On effects
Replies: 8
Views: 20175

Re: Opacity On effects

This is reasonably simple for ISF (and likewise GLSL shaders) but tedious to go through all files, and for the built-in effects these will get overwritten on any new, update or re-install, and of course many built-in effects are not ISF. Add a float parameter (e.g. 'dry') then add this line to the e...
by Sadler
Tue Aug 29, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: What the Dickens!
Replies: 0
Views: 21144

What the Dickens!

It's a bit early for xmas so I hope you'll forgive the snowy street scene. This one is more for technology demo than anything else - pushing the limit for an ultra-wide bitmap - I think I can maybe go a bit wider though it does slow down scene load time. The wall decorations are overlaid within Magi...
by Sadler
Tue Aug 29, 2023 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lightsource direction
Replies: 2
Views: 11637

Re: Lightsource direction

Hey nik, it has. Quick answer, no. More patience required.
by Sadler
Wed Aug 09, 2023 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live Triggering With SPD-SX
Replies: 9
Views: 21782

Re: Live Triggering With SPD-SX

Try MIDI View to monitor the midi flow for each mode.
by Sadler
Wed Aug 09, 2023 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live Triggering With SPD-SX
Replies: 9
Views: 21782

Re: Live Triggering With SPD-SX

Try page 69 of the SPD-SX manual - it talks about all the midi modes you can select on the drum pads.
by Sadler
Sun Aug 06, 2023 8:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials, etc.
Topic: Using MIDI to toggle a module parameter on/off
Replies: 8
Views: 37835

Re: Using MIDI to toggle a module parameter on/off

Hi Davy, welcome You'll want have a bit of a read: Disabling Modules If your looking to restart a video, I would suggest using the 'Goto Start' toggle. The 'Reload' is really for when source files change. If you want to toggle off/on the power for the module then just copy Eric's screenshot above. I...
by Sadler
Fri Aug 04, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: glsl sandbox & shadertoy
Replies: 1
Views: 9693

Re: glsl sandbox & shadertoy

Yes the Magic converter has been superseded by https://isf.vidvox.net/desktop-editor/ You talk about before and after but ISF hasn't changed in many years. Shadertoy has changed but not in a way that effects ISF or Magic much. ISF have a .fs or a .vs extension depending on whether its a fragment of ...
by Sadler
Mon Jul 24, 2023 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2D to 3D frequency map
Replies: 2
Views: 9407

Re: 2D to 3D frequency map

Magic just doesn't have the lighting and material control for that sort of scene and it may not be possible in real-time - maybe in shaderland. This is the closest I could manage in Magic alone. Screenshot 2023-07-24 172918.png Also, the audio wave would completely destroy the serenity of that scene.
by Sadler
Wed Jul 19, 2023 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MMV not listening to line-in input of sound interface
Replies: 25
Views: 95677

Re: MMV not listening to line-in input of sound interface

I don't have the Zoom installed anymore but from my source list, one can see I used U-44 ASIO driver - possibly because other drivers didn't work properly, not sure. Its a shame there's no alternative driver for macs that you could try.
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by Sadler
Fri Jul 14, 2023 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MMV not listening to line-in input of sound interface
Replies: 25
Views: 95677

Re: MMV not listening to line-in input of sound interface

I've used the zoom interface on a Windows computer without issue. So that's not it. And Magic supports audio-in for all versions, so it's not that either. I'm not a Mac user but it sounds like you can see the device in Magic. Some screenshots might help but perhaps you have the device selected but n...
by Sadler
Sun Jul 02, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round polygon corners
Replies: 3
Views: 15103

Re: Round polygon corners

There are many apps that can create shapes with rounded corners, but there are advantages to being able to do it directly in Magic.
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by Sadler
Wed Jun 28, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round polygon corners
Replies: 3
Views: 15103

Re: Round polygon corners

A bit of blur and a some contrast will give you these - they will interact in a metablob kinda way if they get too close, which is a nice effect too.
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Adjust the fillet by changing the blur amount.
by Sadler
Fri Jun 09, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: multi-layered hand-drawn illustrations for our live music
Replies: 2
Views: 11029

Re: multi-layered hand-drawn illustrations for our live music

Beautiful! Great use of parallax and changing themes. Five days for the drawing? Well done.
by Sadler
Sat Jun 03, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Black screen at launch
Replies: 4
Views: 21838

Re: Black screen at launch

Try deleting (rename) the Magic config file? (C:\Users\youser\AppData\Roaming\MAGIC)
by Sadler
Mon May 15, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Image On / Off progression by beat?
Replies: 4
Views: 12656

Re: Image On / Off progression by beat?

You want to add a Wrap modifier - set it to the number of images you're cycling through.
by Sadler
Mon May 15, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Image On / Off progression by beat?
Replies: 4
Views: 12656

Re: Image On / Off progression by beat?

Hi Dan,

You're almost there with the InputSelector. You need to decide whether you want to react to the audio source or match the beat with a timer. In both cases you'd use a Trigger (Integer) fired by the audio or the timer (maybe a ramp).
by Sadler
Mon May 15, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Image folder skip button and randomize button
Replies: 1
Views: 10859

Re: Image folder skip button and randomize button

This can be done already. Add a Random Trigger to the Index of the JPEGFolder. After that, add an expression with the following: (x*imagecount)+counter*10 where... imagecount = a global recording the number of images, and counter = a global After the JPEGFolder, insert a Reset node. Now, with the mo...
by Sadler
Tue May 02, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 3
Views: 14764

Re: Try this...

Thanks for trying. I first encountered this, I think, when trying to include some scenes in memory in a larger project which, otherwise, had no issues and which I've edited for several gigs. I saw your thread - glad to see you got that sorted. The exception is a stack overflow.
by Sadler
Mon May 01, 2023 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 3
Views: 14764

Try this...

Magic 1.32 performer, windows 10. Start Magic Scene->Add/Update Post-Processing Scene In 'Post-Processing', insert 'Scene 0' after SceneInput Edit 'Scene 0' and add a SceneInput node. For me this crashes Magic every time. Faulting application name: Magic.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x63f3a069...
by Sadler
Wed Apr 26, 2023 7:12 pm
Forum: User-Submitted Videos
Topic: **My Magic Music Videos**
Replies: 3
Views: 13867

Re: **My Magic Music Videos**

Sadly, a good proportion of MMV content on YT is kaleidoscope. mmv.png You'll find plenty of inspiration in the user submitted video gallery: https://magicmusicvisuals.com/uservideos And most of the content on my own channel (apart from the ML stuff) is done in Magic: https://www.youtube.com/@2dv/vi...
by Sadler
Wed Apr 26, 2023 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retain master scene applying effects from other scenes
Replies: 5
Views: 8019

Re: Retain master scene applying effects from other scenes

An Increase modifier will get to 1 in 1 second. If you set the Increase to 1/2 it will get to 1 in 2 seconds, 1/3 in 3 sec etc. It will continue reaching subsequent seconds at the same rate. To wrap around use the Wrap modifier set to the number of inputs. To stop use the Clamp.
by Sadler
Sun Apr 23, 2023 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP!! - No graphics shown in Main window or the Preview
Replies: 1
Views: 4669

Re: HELP!! - No graphics shown in Main window or the Preview

Hey Mike, welcome to the forum. Is the white-out there when nothing it loaded? Do you have other apps on your Razer that use the 4090? What does it say in Help->Open GL info? Perhaps try Help->Reset All. There is no start/stop button - Magic is constantly running though there is plenty of control to...
by Sadler
Sun Apr 16, 2023 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: jpeg folder, display different jpg on each beat/mesure
Replies: 2
Views: 5284

Re: jpeg folder, display different jpg on each beat/mesure

If you want a regular measure use Ramp then Trigger (Integer) with Looping on (or Wrap) and without an audio source. If you prefer it to react to audio, leave out the Ramp and use an audio source instead.
by Sadler
Wed Apr 12, 2023 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [CRASH] [Bug] VM Motionblur 3.0
Replies: 12
Views: 15647

Re: [CRASH] [Bug] VM Motionblur 3.0

No need to apologise, we're all learning here. I can't say categorically that your GPU hardware is the culprit, but its a likely contender.
by Sadler
Wed Apr 12, 2023 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [CRASH] [Bug] VM Motionblur 3.0
Replies: 12
Views: 15647

Re: [CRASH] [Bug] VM Motionblur 3.0

Assuming you posted the whole list, you have 256 extensions, whereas I see 401. You may just have to accept that that one effect needs something you don't have.
by Sadler
Wed Apr 12, 2023 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [CRASH] [Bug] VM Motionblur 3.0
Replies: 12
Views: 15647

Re: [CRASH] [Bug] VM Motionblur 3.0

Worth a try. How about your Open GL info in Magic? https://magicmusicvisuals.com/downloads ... OpenGLInfo