Date(s) - 05/11 - 05/13
5:00pm - 8:00pm
In this two-day workshop, learn to create artful connections between audio and visual data using Cycling 74’s Max 8. During this session, we will build an audiovisual application that processes incoming audio data to influence generative 3D graphics.
We’ll learn how to build an audiovisual world of reactive 3D shapes in Jitter with OpenGL, and make it shine with interactive shaders and custom visual effects. Finally, we’ll look at live performance strategies and ways to optimize creative expression in Max/MSP/Jitter and Max for Live. This session will be a practical introduction to Jitter, with a focus on 3D graphics, meant for musicians, VJs, and audiovisual artists.
During this workshop, all students will build a custom standalone application, which is a huge benchmark for beginners and those just getting into code. Intermediate attendees will learn enough about OpenGL and Jitter to continue to learn about the framework on their own. Advanced attendees will be empowered to create flashy generative audiovisual systems.
Dates: Monday & Wednesday, May 11 & 13, 2020
Time: 5-8pm PST
Experience Level: Beginner to intermediate. Previous experience working with music and sound creation tools is helpful but not necessary.
Install Max 8 prior to arriving to workshop. Download here.
We’ll cover a range of topics including:
• Brief history of Visual Music and Max/MSP
• Introduction to audio analysis methods
• Working with video files
• Controlling effects with audio
• Creating 3D scenes, meshes, and custom 3D objects
• Lights, cameras, action
• Interactive control of shaders
• MIDI/OSC control
• Building applications
• Intro to Max, Jitter, Jit.gl.objects, and Max4Live
This workshop will be held online and hosted in a webinar format via Zoom.
Max is an infinitely flexible place to create interactive media software. With in-depth tools for audio, graphics, interaction, and communication, Max is an environment to explore and develop your own ideas.