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#1 2008-07-17 15:15:47

jm
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code_swarm

I heard about code_swarm last night and just had to do it for TXP. You can see it here. If anyone’s interested in adding background music, let me know and I’ll send over the source PNGs.

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#2 2008-07-17 18:17:17

mrdale
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Re: code_swarm

That is f*cking amazing.

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#3 2008-07-18 08:26:51

Bloke
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Re: code_swarm

Sweet. I’ll put some music to it. Won’t be in the immediate future (like the next few weeks) ‘cos I’m super busy, but I might get a chance to have a play with something next month. Not sure if it’ll work, but I fancy trying some Chemical Brothers-style beats to see if it fits the visuals. Otherwise I’ll default to ambient city.

Feel free to shoot the PNGs over to me in the meantime if they’re not too massive, or send me a link where I can download ‘em or summat.

Ta.


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#4 2008-07-18 15:52:52

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Re: code_swarm

Yay, “the brother’s gonna work it out, the brother’s gonna work it out”

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#5 2008-07-18 16:05:47

ruud
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Re: code_swarm

Cool, I always wanted to be in a space movie ;)

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#6 2008-07-18 16:28:51

jm
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Re: code_swarm

Haha :D. I’m uploading the PNGs now – I’ll have to add another PNG for wet’s commits (damn you! :P). I’ll wait till today is over though – taller spikes with more commits :).

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#7 2008-07-18 19:08:10

jm
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#8 2008-07-19 09:25:21

Bloke
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Re: code_swarm

jm wrote:

I’m uploading the PNGs now – I’ll have to add another PNG for wet’s commits (damn you! :P).

Partly my fault, sorry :-)

Thanks for the upload; grabbed it. Will use that as a baseline (bass line…) when I get time, but if there’s a commit storm over the coming weeks, feel free to add them and I’ll tack them on the end of the movie.


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#9 2008-07-25 18:18:35

michaelkpate
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Re: code_swarm

I found it really emotional watching the whole story unfold.

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#10 2008-08-12 00:49:17

Bloke
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Hmmm, I’m not convinced the music I made counts as “emotional”, but I spent a chunk of yesterday fighting my aging computer for control over the audio and video hardware. I sort of won, no thanks to the hideously outdated 1970s IRQ system prevalent in the PC architecture, which chose yesterday to start sodding me about and introducing audio glitches in my studio. Typical.

But the overall result… well, it’s a start. Not quite as in-sync as I hoped it would turn out, though the code cycle did possess a pleasing 16-bar rhythmic quality at around 112BPM.

If you’re remotely interested, download the Textpattern 407 code swarm v1. It’s 25Mb using a lightly compressed H.264 codec and (just) passable mp3 audio at about 192kHz. Apologies but I’m a fidelity-over-compression freak.


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#11 2008-08-12 14:46:03

mrdale
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Re: code_swarm

Very, Very cool. Thanks for that.

Mac users with QT probs, download VLC Player.

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#12 2008-08-12 15:29:51

colak
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Re: code_swarm

Very cool , jm and bloke… It will not be in the official selection, but would you like me to squeeze it in the mirror stage ?

Last edited by colak (2008-08-12 15:31:25)


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