I really should know better than to use the N-word…
Thanks to the help of my secondary thesis advisor, John Park, I was able to implement the interaction design I’d envisioned originally for this project, and had had to scrap due to technical issues (read: major, endemic, and fatal lag). We figured out how to successfully export each animation layer as video, then I fed the video back into Flash, and reinstated the original code, sockets, tripoint array, and all! I think I’ll put the code up later.
To view it, you must have some form of video feed (ie webcam, Mac iSight, et cetera). To get the most effective viewing experience, view the files in as dark a location as you can find (turn off the lights, close the blinds) and make sure your monitor is bright enough to illuminate your face but not much else. Ready?
Now, download the Processing application (Mac and PC) and Flash file (Cross-platform SWF, Mac archive, PC). (The SWF requires Adobe Flash Player, available for free from Adobe, and the Processing files all require Java, available at Sun Microsystems.) Note to PC users: I use a Mac, and haven’t yet tested the PC files, so let me know if they don’t work so I can fix them. Then, start the Processing file running, and allow it to use your video feed (just say “Yes;” I promise it won’t hurt your computer). You should get a small black window filled with white dots that change in size. All good? Now, adjust your speaker volume to normal, and run the Flash file.
Please comment and let me know what you think! I’d love to hear what you like, anything that you find confusing or interesting… Anything constructive goes! (If you hate it, please don’t rant at me to that effect!) If it doesn’t work for you, let me know—it’ll help if you can describe the problem so I can see if it’s something I can fix on my end. (I can’t change anything about your computer; I can only try to make my files as accesible as possible.)
Thanks for reading, watching, and commenting (those rare few of you… yes, you two)!