Wednesday, March 23, 2005

the hub @ the gathering

it's this time of the year again, The Gathering 2005, world's largest demoscene party, has begun today. hosted at the Vikingship olympic arena in Hamar, Norway, there are an expected 5000+ visitors. later tonight, at 2100UTC, OptimizE & Lug00ber (ex-member of legendary amiga group "spaceballs") will be playing the opening concert with realtime visuals supplied by an extended and specially edited version of "the hub". this event will be webcast live via this stream (windows media format only). yeh! :)

more party info & coverage at:

Friday, March 04, 2005

1st public release of the [macronaut] hub

this is something which has been haunting me for quite a long while... this week i finally managed putting together some documentation and a project site for the successor of the original macronaut demo from 2002. today i released this little gem as standalone music visualizer as well as in source form (under the CC license).

the hub now consists of a custom engine to analyze the sound input and a total of 11 new 3D visual modules which are all controlled by the engine. the app is most probably my last project i've ever done with Director, and of course wouldn't have been possible without the fabulous asFFT Xtra by Antoine Schmitt.

i hope you enjoy - it's friday after all...