Fugio Friday – German translation

Happy Fugio Friday!

This week I was showing my Fugio based virtual reality experience at Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science as part of British Science Week.

While we’ve shown it several times before, this was an updated version that used an Arduino and DC motor shield to blow different smells towards the person in VR, using the timeline to synchronise it to the visual experience!

You can read more about it, and see some photos, here.

This week we also have our first language translation thanks to R. Kuster. If Fugio detects it’s running on a German system, it should load the translations automatically.

Additionally you may notice some other languages are partially supported here and there, as I’ve now included the translation files for the Qt framework.

I’ll be writing a translator guide soon if you’re interested in helping translate Fugio into other languages in the future.  If you’re happy with doing pull requests on GitHub, you can get to it right now!

NEW

  • German translation (thanks RK!)

UPDATED

  • The install_fugio script for OS X now checks that XCode tools and Cask are installed

Fugio Friday – 17th March 2017

Happy Fugio Friday!

This week I’ve been trying to address the issues that some Mac users have had when trying to run Fugio, which stem from system incompatibilities when using third party libraries.

Thanks to people reporting issues and some very helpful testing by R. Kuster, I was able to finally fix the problem (hopefully).

The upshot is that I’m switching over to a Homebrew Cask distribution on Mac, rather than the GUI installer we’ve been using until now.

Download Fugio 2.7.0 for Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10)

New Install/Update Instructions for Mac

The following instructions only apply to Mac, not to Windows or Linux.

If you have previously installed Fugio (not via Homebrew) then you should delete the /Applications/Fugio folder completely.

I have made a simple script that will install everything for you, which you can open by double-clicking on it.

It will install Homebrew, compiler tools, the third party libraries Fugio needs such as PortAudio and FFMPEG, and finally Fugio itself.

The first time you do this it may take some time, but subsequent updates will be as fast, if not faster than downloading the old updater.

NEW

  • Added LoggerNode
  • Some language translation should now be supported, such as standard entries in the file menu
  • Added Quaternion pin
  • Added support for Lua types to set their own data on output pins
  • New install_fugio script for Mac

UPDATED

  • OSC Encoder and OSC Join now accept lists of values and will generate OSC messages with multiple values in
  • Updated the build files quite a lot
  • Added new dependencies to the Homebrew script

FIXED

  • Firmata output pins > 7 now work (thanks J. Gutierrez!)

Fugio Friday: Oculus Rift support

Happy Fugio Friday!

Another week and another exciting new plugin: Oculus Rift virtual reality support!

I’m showing Sequence VR in Oxford next week, and while I haven’t quite got the 3D model loading plugin fully ready yet, the Oculus one was ready to go.

I promise to do some new video tutorials soon, especially regarding the 3D rendering side of things. Progress is being made on the animation side as you can see in this short video:

In the meantime, enjoy this release and have a great weekend!

Download Fugio 2.6.0 for Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10)

Download Fugio 2.6.0 for macOS (OS X) (Mavericks 10.9+)

NEW

  • Oculus Rift support on Windows (no current support on Mac/Linux) – including example
  • Quaternion support to Lua (see Examples/LuaQt/Quaternions.fug) as suggested by MC
  • OpenCV flip node (flips images vertically)

UPDATED

  • More work on Firmata digital input pins

FIXED

  • Result of LuaMatrix4x4::IsIdentity() wasn’t being returned correctly
  • MatrixRotateNode was always setting its inputs to zero on load

Fugio Friday – ARToolKit

Happy Fugio Friday!

Today I’m heading to the airport to catch a plane to Cork to speak at MAKE 2017 Symposium about Art and Biology (tickets) including several projects that I’ve worked on using Fugio.

Fugio version 2.5.0 is available for download/update now featuring a new Augmented Reality plugin (utilising the ARToolKit5 library) that allows mixing live video and 3D computer generated graphics in real time.  There are a couple of examples for marker tracking and using the 3D camera.

Last week we had the first Fugio workshop with a fantastic group of intrepid participants.  We covered a lot of topics and it was a great experience for me to see first hand how people find their first experiences with Fugio.

Fugio workshop at Phoenix Brighton

Update your existing installation by running the MaintenanceTool in the Fugio application directory, or download the latest installer:

Download Fugio 2.5.0 for Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10)

Download Fugio 2.5.0 for macOS (OS X) (Mavericks 10.9+)

NEW

  • ARToolKit plugin (suggested by MC)
  • Added dialog to Video Capture for more control over the resolution, frame rate, and format of the captured image
  • Ceil, Floor, and Round nodes added to Math plugin (suggested by WN)
  • Support for UYUY, 32S, and 32F images
  • DistanceTransform, ConvertTo, Add nodes in OpenCV

UPDATED

  • Linux build up to date (reported by BF)

FIXED

  • PortMidi could crash if there weren’t any devices when a MIDI Input node was added (reported by AS)
  • Stability fixes for TCP Send/Receive

Fugio Friday: OpenCV, dlib, and Video Capture

Happy Fugio Friday!

This week I’ve been preparing for the first Fugio workshop that’s taking place on Saturday at Phoenix Brighton.

The focus of the workshop is on interactivity so I’ve added THREE new plugins: OpenCV – which is a fantastic collection of image processing algorithms, dlib – a library of machine learning tools that I’ve used for a face tracking node, and the rather nice Video Capture cross platform library by roxlu.

There’s also fixes and improvements to the Firmata plugin, so working with Arduino should be quicker and easier.

Update your existing installation by running the MaintenanceTool in the Fugio application directory, or download the latest installer:

Download Fugio 2.4.0 for Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10)

Download Fugio 2.4.0 for macOS (OS X) (Mavericks 10.9+)

NEW

  • OpenCV, dlib, and Video Capture plugins
  • Nodes: Background Subtraction, Cascade Classifier, Dilate, EqualizeHist, Erode, Find Contours, Grayscale, Image Convert, Image Homography, Image Threshold, InPaint, InRange, Moments, Face Features, Media Timeline
  • Examples: Video Capture, Colour Tracker, Face Detect Smile, and Media Timeline
  • YUV420P support
  • Rect/RectF support to ArrayPin

UPDATED

  • SerialInput/Output show status of connected device
  • Added formats and scaling to FFMPEG ImageConvertNode

FIXED

  • Firmata input pins weren’t working (reported by J. Gutierrez)
  • General Firmata clean-up
  • MediaProcessorNode wasn’t working
  • LuaImage wasn’t accessing input images properly
  • BGR, RGB, and YUV422 formats weren’t being handled correctly in FFMPEG ImageConvertNode

Fugio Friday: VST3 audio plugin support

Happy Fugio Friday!

This week I have a new VST plugin for you.  It loads the hundreds of available VST3 audio plugins (not VST2 ones, for now) for real-time audio processing.

It seems pretty stable but obviously I can’t test it with all the VST plugins that are available.  Let me know if you have any problems…

Update using the maintenance tool or download.

NEW

  • VST plugin
  • Added OpenGL TextureCloneNode
  • Added FlipFlopNode
  • Added new OpenGL snippets

UPDATED

  • Spout updated to 2.006
  • MIDI now plays duplicate notes

FIXED

  • MIDI Channel Input wasn’t creating the note-value pin properly

Fugio Friday – 3rd February 2017

Happy Fugio Friday!

This week I’ve not had much of a chance to work on Fugio as I’m preparing an artwork for the HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY exhibition that’s opening at the Science Gallery in Dublin next week.

The Anti-Social Swarm Robots don’t like each other, or the walls of the pen they are contained in, or people.  They are constantly trying to get away from everything to find their own ‘personal’ space.

When we first exhibited them at the Royal Academy in London, they were described by Sumit Paul-Choudhury, the editor in chief of New Scientist, as “Antisocial swarmbots. This is actually proper brilliant: biomimicry of a behaviour we don’t consider useful”.

There is an exhibition launch party on Feb 9th.  I’ll be there, as well as giving a short talk about the project on Feb 10th.

Finally, Shadows of Light, which is one of my Fugio powered artworks that was part of the Embodied Encounters exhibition at the Beall Center for Art and Technology had a nice write up in a new article in the UCI Magazine.

Fugio Friday: Video Shader Recorder

Happy Fugio Friday!

This week sees the first release of the Media Recorder node that allows recording video and audio files from inside Fugio.

To demonstrate its abilities, I have created a new example patch called Video Shader Recorder (find it in the FFMPEG examples, in the file menu) that allows you to load a video file, apply a custom OpenGL shader to it, and save it out to an MP4 video that’s ready to upload to YouTube.

Download Fugio 2.2.0 for Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10)

Download Fugio 2.2.0 for macOS (OS X) (Mavericks 10.9+)

NEW

  • Added MediaRecorderNode to FFMPEG plugin
  • Added Video Shader Record.fug example
  • Added help link to pins (right/ctrl click to find it in the context menu)
  • Added PlayheadFramesNode to Time plugin

CHANGED

  • Added Time pin to MediaNode

FIXED

  • FFMPEG Image Convert didn’t let you change the format
  • ImageToTextureNode was aligning to 32 bytes (not 32 bits!)

Fugio Friday – 13th January 2017

Happy Fugio Friday!

This week sees a small release of a WebSocket Client node that can send and receive text and binary data.

Also, although hopefully you’ll not notice it, I’ve updated my build of the Windows version with Visual Studio 2015, bringing all the libraries and runtimes up to date.  If you notice any issues, let me know!

I’m also in the mood to do a push on the wiki documentation, which I’ll admit has been trailing behind the code development.  So I’ve reconfigured the wiki, and updated the URL’s for all 200 released nodes.  Now I need to go through and add information about each one.  This will obviously take a bit of time…

Download Fugio 2.1.0 for Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10)

Download Fugio 2.1.0 for macOS (OS X) (Mavericks 10.9+)

NEW

UPDATED

  • Updated Windows build to VS 2015
  • Lots of work on the wiki