This Blog is about translating Music into Visuals, especially during a Live Visual Performance, preferably to the soundtrack of an excellent DJ set, and particularly on very big screens, otherwise known as VJing ;-)
Fooling around with some test loops... I love it when Robots are so precise.
A Robot will never miss a beat... And will rock on, all night, without getting tiered.
I love Robots. When I was a kid I had a Toy Robot... I think. Or maybe I just wanted to have a Toy Robot? Anyways, now I have one.
It all started when I had a vision of a giant Toy Robot doing crazy stuff on a huge screen behind the DJ. You know, like dancing in a funny robotic way while throwing elbows allover, or doing some hard-core head-banging to the rhythm, or stomping along with the bass drum, you get the idea, right?
To sharpen up my memory I went over to Pinterest and started looking for Toy Robot images. I found quite a few: Japanese ones, Metallic or Plastic, Vintage, illustrated... you name it. (Watch the Pinterest board here) The pieces had started arranging in my mind: it had to have antennas on its head, a game-like console belly with lots of buttons, and the colors: they had to be strong, unrealistic in a way - to pop up from the screens and to work well with different club light setups.
I "cooked" the idea for some time in my mind... Imagining how it will look and what will it be capable of doing. And then, one day (it was raining) I was ready. I sat to the computer and started modeling, at first with just plain boxes, to get the proportions right. Then I started adding the little details that add character. All along the first hour or so of the modeling, I had these moments of uncertainty: what the hell am I doing? It doesn't even look good. And why the hell would anyone be interested in a Giant Toy Robot? But discarding these inner voices is a learned trade. I know these voices are part of my inner resistance (learned from the excellent book The War Of Art) and that inner resistance symptoms are actually a good sign - I'm doing something that I really desire to do, something that is so important to my development as an artist and that if only I continue modelling, slowly but surely it will look better and better. And so it did.
I'm sharing with you some images of the modeling process. You might enjoy a "behind the scenes" look - to see how these visuals begin, or you might be trying to create visual content yourself - and struggling in the process (hearing inner voices, anyone?)
The Vectorius VJ loops pack has just been relaunched & we have a special tutorial to show you how to get the most out of it while mixing it live on Resolume VJ software.
In this tutorial we'll cover:
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Did you like this tutorial? Share it with your VJ friends & help pushing the VJ scene forward!
It's (a)live! The Vectorius VJ Loops pack has just got a lot more colorful!
25 seamless loops | Up to 1080p resolution | 30 fps | Photo-Jpeg codec on black background or DXV codec on transparent background. Get the pack on our Shop.
Watch a Visual Demo Mix - showcasing Vectorius's loops and some of the compositions that can be created live.
You can download two sample loops for free on our Free Loops Collection.
Another Free VJ Loop giveaway out of the Vectorius VJ Loops pack!
Download Vectorius_05, load it to your VJing software and get a sense of what the Vectorius pack can do for you.
The Vectorius VJ Loops Pack will be relaunched next week - upgraded with a fantastic triad color scheme that will make it pop-out of any screen.
We're already giving-away a Free HD 1080 Loop: Vectorius_01 Just load it to your VJing software and see what tricks can it do for you ;-)
We're excited to tell that following the Tutorial we've made for the OrnaMental pack and the enthusiastic response we've got from you (thank you!), we're about to release another tutorial - this time showcasing some pretty funky stuff that can be done using Vectorius's loops.
Coloring the 2nd layer in Orange and the 3rd layer in Purple differentiates these layers against the stone-like gates by contrasting them. Leaving the last layer with its original white color creates another contrast from the back of the composition.
To give it all a last stereovision touch, a mirror effect is applied to the whole composition, making it a perfect symmetrical design.
It's always fun to see someone doing creative use of STVinMotion visuals, we hope this case study will aid & inspire you in doing creative designs yourselves. Send us pics & videos of creative designs you did and inspire others!
See other stage designs by Stereo OUT GFX on their Facebook page.
See other stage designs by various VJ's on our Shows page.
It's that time of the year again! The best time to stock up some new content and amaze them crowds!
We are offering a whopping 50% discount on ALL the VJ Loop Packs on our shop, so if you were eyeing some STVinMotion visuals - this is your glorious time!
Choose your packs, then use coupon BF50 on checkout to receive half the price. For 4 days only. Go!
The OrnaMental pack has just been released and we have a special Tutorial to accompany your first steps with it!
In this Tutorial we'll learn how to prepare for a live show using the Resolume Vjing Software:
Find your colors with Adobe Color
Purchase the OrnaMental pack Here
Questions? Feedback? Comment below...
We're giving away another free loop out of the ORNAMENTAL VJ Loops Pack!
Download OrnaMental_17 Here & start VJing with it right NOW!
As always, 1080p in both Pjpeg (black background) & DXV3 (transparent alpha channels)
The ORNAMENTAL Motion Loops Pack had just been released!
Add some ethnic flavor to your sets - using elements & symbols such as: The Eye of Providence, YinYang, Hamsa, Seed of Life, Mandalas & more!
20 Seamless Loops | Up to 4K resolution | 30fps | Photo-jpeg on black background & DXV3 incl. alpha channels. Get the pack on our Shop.
We hope this pack will help you express yourself artistically in your VJing live sets.
We're giving away a free loop out the upcoming ORNAMENTAL VJ Loops Pack!
Download OrnaMental_13 Here & start VJing with it right NOW!
As always, 1080p in both Pjpeg (black background) & DXV3 (transparent alpha channels)
Inspiration for the upcoming ORNAMENTAL pack hit me when I saw a very detailed kind of art, the art of drawing with dots, sometimes called "Stippling" (examples) or, in broader context, "Pointillism" art. I was in awe of the dedication and determination one must have in order to set out on a journey to create a painting made out of thousands or more of... just dots. Something about the subtle shades that are created using this technique had drown my attention and captivated me.
Searching for more of this "stippling" art led me to the realms of Sacred Geometry, Mandalas & Ornamental Tattoos - all made out of dots - and from there it all ignited very rapidly: In my imagination, these 2D stippling drawings had converted into gentle texture on a 3D stone-like surface. Those subtle shades transformed to be natural ambient occlusion shadows in between the parts of a stone structure. A moving sculptor was born.
The outcome, ORNAMENTAL, has no actual stippling art in it, but it all started out of fascination, and kept ongoing with a lot of passion, to this kind of look and expression.
I've been using Pinterest to explore, find & save the images that kept me inspired while carving this pack, more about Pinterest in future posts, but for now, you can see some of these images in this Pinterest Board.
Here are first images from ORNAMENTAL, enjoy them while we are getting ready for the upcoming release!
Release date of "ORNAMENTAL" is set for Tuesday, November 1st 2016!
Prepare your minds for a treat :)
A new VJ pack is coming out soon!
Watch this sneak-peek video, showing how I prepare the demo-mix for the launch.
Planing on making a tutorial as well - showing how to prepare a diverse deck for a show & what built-in effects work well with this particular look.
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