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Isadora V2 Learning Resources

Posted by DusX on 5 May 2015 | Comments

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Since the introduction of Isadora V2, there has been a demand for new learning resources. The Troikatronix staff (including myself) have worked hard on creating new overviews/tutorials to get users up and running with the powerful new features as quickly as possible. Here I am compiling a list of resources that I use.. official and other.  More may be available in the official Knowledge Base.

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User Actor On/Off

Posted by DusX on 6 June 2013 | Comments

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 I spend a lot of my time creating User Actors in Isadora. User Actors are possibly the most powerful internal building block that Isadora offers. They allow you to create a library or code/patch objects, that you can save externally, but the most powerful feature is probably that fact that multiple instances of a User Actor can be updated by simply updating one in your patch and allowing Isadora to update the rest for you when you close the User Actor.
My favorite way to optimize a large patch it to use a User Actor specific actor, 'User Actor On/Off', this actor works like bypass on most every other actor, in that it will allow you to shut off the processing of a User Actor, but unlike bypass in that inputs do not make it thru to the outputs. This means when you turn off a User Actor with the 'User Actor On/Off' actor that it is dead, and a dead end to all inputs.
This is an amazing way to save CPU cycles when you are switching between features (used HEAVILY in Syst3m to allow video FX and ALL other features).

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DMX intesity via OSC

Posted by DusX on 6 December 2011 | Comments

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The user actor / Isadora patch that I have created was originally developed as one re-usable component for interfacing my Isadora video SYStem to LightJams. LightJams is an amazing visual authoring environment for creative lighting display and control. It supports DMX, art-net, Wii, OSC, Midi, Video analysis, Audio analysis, and much more.. For you to follow along with my instructions you will need to have LightJams installed (sorry Windows only). You can install the demo version for the purposes of testing this actor/patch. Also if you have not yet you will need to have Isadora (latest version) installed as well.

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Video Sequencer

Posted by DusX on 22 October 2011 | Comments

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What is a video sequencer?
In our case it will be a module that is loosely modeled on a hardware drum machine. I will walk you through the building this software module in Isadora. At the end you will have a fully functional video sequencer / stepper that you can add to your own projects.

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