No activity in Magic Window

Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:51 am

Hello,

I have a newbie question:

Trying out Magic Music Demo for the 1st time I followed the instructions in the tutorial video "Music visualizer introductory tutorial part 1 -- Magic v2!" (https://youtu.be/MttFjukS8eY).

I end up with absolutely no visual activity in the Magic Window while talking in the mic or playing a sound file.

I've double checked my system audio set up (either with built in mic or USB mic). The input meter shows definitely incoming audio. I tried also a sound file as sound input, but unfortunately no success either.

Any idea how to fix this?

Many thanks and best regards,
Frisio

Magic Demo v2.22 64-bit
MacOS 10.12.6
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Re: No activity in Magic Window

Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:40 pm

Please post a screenshot of your project.
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Re: No activity in Magic Window

Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:24 pm

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Eric wrote:Please post a screenshot of your project.


Hello Eric,

thanks for your reply.

Please find attached the screenshot of my project which follows the introductory tutorial video.

Another thing I have noticed: In the user manual is mentioned, that when selecting a Geometry Form - i.e. Polygon - the form should be visible in the Magic Window, even if there is no sound input. Unfortunately it does not show up.

Many thanks and best regards,
Frisio
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Re: No activity in Magic Window

Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:59 pm

Yeah, your graphics card isn't working properly. Thanks for thinking to include the OpenGL window -- makes it pretty obvious.

What kind of Mac do you have?
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Re: No activity in Magic Window

Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:11 pm

It is a MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.53 15" Mid-2010.

Best regards,
Frisio
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Re: No activity in Magic Window

Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:23 pm

Hmm. Not sure. It's pretty old. Maybe the graphics card just isn't good enough to run Magic.

The oldest Mac we have here in the office is a Mid 2011 Mini with 8GB RAM and an AMD Radeon HD 6630M video card. I'm not sure if we've tested anything older than that.
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