Prototype Improvement

So now, at the end of the week we roughly completed our prototype. In fact we did the general stuff to achieve this and used our whole Saturday’s energy with debugging and improving functionality and interface design.

For debugging purpose, it was necessary to go through the code to check possible problems when connecting with Resolume Avenue. Afterwards and/or within this process we had to make some adaptions in the settings for the sensor and/or for the program-code.

Additionally, we searched and defined the content for Resolume Avenue. For the music we wanted to have a mixture between famous music from our countries and belgian traditional music. Related to the tags we decided to take our somehow favorite music party songs for the nightlife, more belgian traditional music for the Atomium, for the European Union we took traditional composed music, for the ISIB we took funny music about teamwork. For the video material, we decided doing most of the video material on our own. So a part of our group climbed buildings just to make sure we have enough video material for our prototype. Additionally, it was necessary to edit and convert the files into the right file format.

Meanwhile, we were doing the new interface design for the screens. According to our project poster, we decided to do an similar design for the interface. In the end – almost all screens are done by today – maybe some slight changes due to the code-design connection are still possible. If so, this minor bugs are going to be corrected while discussing about the presentation.

Furthermore, we searched for visual effects from the processing examples book, Rudi GIOT, gave us to discuss possible screen-changings. By the way: it’s pretty good and worth to write the ISBN number.
Team 4 at work


OMG… it’s Friday

After a week of creating our concept prototype we are on a pretty good way to a final prototype. Finally, we agreed on how we will use our new sensor equipped glove. We defined the following commands to interact with our installation:

General
Commands
Acceleration Z down = select and go to the next level
Acceleration Z down + pick 1 = go to previous screen
Gyro right/left = select next/previous object
Commands for
Resolume Avenue
Magnitude of X-axis (move hand like on scooter) = scale in/out
Magnitude of Y-axis (move hand around the axis of your arm) =1 video more to background and 1 more to front
magnitude of Z-axis (move hand in his own plane) = change colors in the video

Additionally, we set up the XML file to access the relevant panels in Resolume Avenue. This reference file will be mainly used to make a link between actions, tags and Resolume Avenue actions.

We combined the program code Gregory did yesterday (“tag map”) with our programm code. We also included the sensor control into the new program part. Unfortunately, we encountered that there is a problem when moving the sensor too fast and/or when touching it (electrostatic manipulation to the sensor). The temporarily solution for this problem was to put it into a seperated box for testing purpose – and to isolate it from human contact manipulation (see picture below).
Sensor Box