Vsynth Workshop

Creating this thread so anyone attending or interested in the Vsynth workshops can ask questions. Cheers!

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Thanks Kevin! Did you have those resources/videos on video synthesis you mentioned sharing, or are you sending an email out to the workshop attendees? Thanks!

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Here’s a Vsynth piece I made today!

I’d love for other people to share what they’re making!

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Hey Devin! For this first class I’m gonna be sending an email with some misc. resources to fullfill your different interests, but yes, lets use this forum to gather and share! Glad to see you’ve started experimenting already, and also really excited to see what the rest of you are creating!!

@devinlane if you wanna go deeper with your actual setup, try replacing WFG2 with WFG3 to unlock smooth transition between the different waveforms and angles!

Great, thanks for the feedback. I’ll check out WFG3 for transitions between the waveforms and angles. Cheers!

Kevin…I just want you to know that you are doing an incredible job and the w-shops are very easy to follow and extremely informative. I need to figure out how to record to an output so I am able to share some stuff with the group as well.

Keep up the good work.

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Thanks Jason! There are actually several ways to export a video out from Max. You can try with Vsynth [capture] module, external apps like Syphon/Spout Recorder, or even by just recording your screen. I covered the different techniques in the last part of this video, check it out!

Hej togehther,

i try to rebuild the plasma thing from bidouille what Kevin shared. I share the patch and the momentary state.

So two questions.

  1. How is it possible to automate things like a back and forth zoom or a rotation (like from 90 <–> 270)

  2. How do a animation backwards (like the circle animation) or change the centre of attention.

Video

Vsynth Patch

Edit: looks like in the External Control Lesson are some answers

Cheers!

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Very good start! As you mention, here you can use external control.

  1. Try the “data output” from an [LFO] set to triangle wf to get that ping-pong behavior.
    Also notice that if you use a ramp you can get endless rotation.

  2. To change the center of the circle with Lissajous curves you can use the “center control” snippet and change xy coordinates with other [LFO].

Getting the exact colorization is a little trickier but it definitely goes after the mix of the different Waveform Generators. To get a bit closer you can try colorizing with the [Duotoner] set to “mode 1” or with the combo [3-Band Splitter]->[Colorizer]->[OP2] as shown in the Lesson about the mentioned 3-Band Splitter.

Plasma “Shape” Patch - Solved

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Thanks Kevin. Sorry saw you explained everything perfect in the second hour of the Workshop. Had now looked at it again, because i had to leave last time after one hour :wink:

Really enjoyed the work of Rob Schafer and Denise Gallant. Didnt know them before.

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Hi Kevin,

If we choose the ProRes 4444 option in the capture module, will that allow for the file to have transparency via the alpha channel?

Thanks,
Ross

Hi Ross, it will but I hardcoded the alpha to 1 so you won’t notice any difference in the final export. Attaching a patch so you can dive deeper. (Just in case someone doesn’t know how to open this in Max, just copy the following code and paste it in an empty patcher.)


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Love the audio on that patch as well. Very nice work indeed!

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Here’s a song I made with some Bipolar modulation, Radial waveform, and Shapes waveform. I’d love to see what others are making!

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Ohh what a pitty youtube compression is killing some parts. Keep them coming!
The poem in the description is pretty accurate! Cheers! And never forget this meme some sent to me once haha:

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Thanks! Yeah I noticed that with the YouTube compression after I uploaded. Is that just the YouTube compression, and therefore out of my control, or are there settings in the Render object to set and/or other methods to capture the output that help with this? I used 1920x1080 and QuickTime screen recording

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I’m trying to recreate the stuff Kevin sent us. I can’t yet get a colored background on the grid like this example.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQxkC59g057/

Anyone have any leads ?

Thats what my Vsynth patch look like at the moment.
optical mesh

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@devinlane check the last part of this video for other ways of recording or Max [jit.record] object.
You can also try using less modulation or less frequency to avoid generating artifacts but you might loose your moirés.

@fabo the patch looks good! You can try inverting after the sum, colorize and mix again like in the pic attached but its not exactly what I’m doing in that video. I would look at the [Edges] module…

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thanks. i solved it that way. but now i wonder how it is possible to maintain grid saturation. But it is probably not possible with this route.

Indeed you would’ve to subtract the grid from the image coming out the [edges]. I think this is what you’re looking for… Try adding some previews to debug!