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Dec 2017
James Elliott
@brunchboy
Dec 17 2017 00:12
Wow, that does look awesome indeed! I can’t wait to see what you end up doing with this. Thanks so much for sharing the fact that you are tinkering with this stuff. I’m hoping to find a little time at the end of this month when I am taking time off from work to dust off afterglow a bit and implement a thing or two that have been on the back burner. It’s been too long, and having someone else out there using it is wonderful motivation. :grinning:
That’s an interesting idea, with respect to having the lights tie into the video palette. If I were going to tackle that, I would probably start with Max/MSP’s Jitter objects to work with the video stream, if you have it available (and it sounded as though you might?) just because it’s designed for exactly that sort of tinkering. Then when you can identify a palette (and perhaps vague spatial relationships), yeah, turn it into some blooms or something. Another place you might want to look for inspiration in this regard, outside of Max, would be some of those open-source kits that use Raspberry Pi to create a palette of LED lights behind a television set which tie into the scene being displayed. There is probably some great code you could borrow from that.
James Elliott
@brunchboy
Dec 17 2017 00:17
And, duh, I just realized that “ambilight” in your original question is probably talking about the exact same thing—I didn’t realize that was what they were called, so you are already aware of them.