Wish List: modulate more for a new paradigm

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Wish List: modulate more for a new paradigm

Postby Lupin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:43 pm

Workspace and ergonomics:

• a timeline
•save default preset values for the GUI and Media in modul8 ( for instance, the default matrix XYZ count or default autoscale type, speed & size, or antialias, etc.)
•a fully customizable Interface with several presets from the preference window (minimal, expanded mode, cinematic mode, compositing mode, media trigger mode, paint etc)
•load/Save LayerSet
• a mad mapper output preview window
• enable mouse pad gestures to open/close/collapse, access windows and functions
•enable Magnetic window snap
•enable window tabs,
•add/remove Layers (some have very powerful computers some not)
•enter type MIDI channel/input in the Midimap mode
•add MIDI map to the workspace
•add Undo/Redo
•lock layer
•lock property
•sort active modules on top from the module dropdown menu.
•enable module sub menu folders.
•enable media browsing with arrow keys in the mediaset
•view layer size in a box from the Grid veiw in the previw window (for the moment ony the center of the clip is shown)
•display layer number in the Grid/Layer preveiw window
•add an outline group preview with layer name and size
•add a Time display on the interface with option modes (current time, elapsed time, stopwatch or display current layer's time position)




Media & layers:
•load/save Media page
•multiple selection, marquee selection to move multiple media from a place to a mediaset
•mask input slot per layer or use a layer as mask or add more blend modes to use it as mask
•a nodal paradigm to apply filter and animation with hierarchy linked to a controle dashboard to select parameters to play with a controller
•a layer state Behavior exporter/loader that would overrrides animation and FX presets to play very quickly with behaviors tags tha t we'd drag and drop over layers
•Global Effects on the output
• Rotate the global output
• scale the global output (not each elements , the whole space like a zoom out/in)
• a colorwheel selector for color change (RGB, HSB,YUV)
•video preview of the media on Rollover in the media set (as the FCPX media gallery)
•set media thumbnail
•a media tagging tool/search tool/sorting tool
•a visual display or media sorting depending on its type
•enable/disable audio from a movie in the edit mode
•a Reload button (handy when you modify a media)
•a media play type option: play from the beggining when hit, play/stop when hidden or shown,
•duplicate media
•a reveal in Modul8 from the media edit
•add primitive 2D & 3D shapes in the SP tab
•enable Vector file import AI , DWG, EPS
•freeframeGL compliant
•add a layer based distort tool with meshes like in Mad mapper


•Load and animate 3D objects
Automation:
•a built-in Audio to BPM tracker
•a built in interpolation tool
•built int BPM link for any objects on the interface


Scripting environment:
•A better dialogue between modules (scope objects and variables from other modules)
enable picking object keywords
•enable external Python script
•hybrid Nodal/text editor for modules to buid up a quick module architecture then dig into it.
•a visual nodal module relationship viewer/editor
•a direct keyword event visual feedback
•an OSC message mapper
•Line numbers on the editor
•module Versioning
•color highlighting
•Python 2.7 compliant


Module Library:
•load modules from the computer
•access online modules list from a internet browser
•save/load modules presets.
•Private online module library with password
• Save-modify modules with a login/password
•Load/Buy/Share media from the Online Library



Other:

•Normalize Height/width option from the normalize button
• Force media output to a defined pixel size
•display pixel type and output format in modul8
•64bit version
•video live tracking tool
•soft edge for multiple outputs
• add Bezier mask tool
•a video output over IP
•a memory buffer window to kill buffer or force media to laod and scope memory used for a media.
•h.264 video export from the logical record
•audio input record
•improve media sync performnce
•add a default media loaded in buffer that would be used when a project is loaded ( or keep in memory the current media displayed while the others are loaded)
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Re: Wish List: modulate more for a new paradigm

Postby bareimage » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:54 pm

+1, on his points

As well as following:

Syphon should be implemented on the module level. The results of one module should be sent to the next one. User should be able to direct as to how videos are routed from one module to the next. Basically I am hopping for almost patch environment where syphon is back bone of comunication.


Lupin wrote:Workspace and ergonomics:

• a timeline
•save default preset values for the GUI and Media in modul8 ( for instance, the default matrix XYZ count or default autoscale type, speed & size, or antialias, etc.)
•a fully customizable Interface with several presets from the preference window (minimal, expanded mode, cinematic mode, compositing mode, media trigger mode, paint etc)
•load/Save LayerSet
• a mad mapper output preview window
• enable mouse pad gestures to open/close/collapse, access windows and functions
•enable Magnetic window snap
•enable window tabs,
•add/remove Layers (some have very powerful computers some not)
•enter type MIDI channel/input in the Midimap mode
•add MIDI map to the workspace
•add Undo/Redo
•lock layer
•lock property
•sort active modules on top from the module dropdown menu.
•enable module sub menu folders.
•enable media browsing with arrow keys in the mediaset
•view layer size in a box from the Grid veiw in the previw window (for the moment ony the center of the clip is shown)
•display layer number in the Grid/Layer preveiw window
•add an outline group preview with layer name and size
•add a Time display on the interface with option modes (current time, elapsed time, stopwatch or display current layer's time position)




Media & layers:
•load/save Media page
•multiple selection, marquee selection to move multiple media from a place to a mediaset
•mask input slot per layer or use a layer as mask or add more blend modes to use it as mask
•a nodal paradigm to apply filter and animation with hierarchy linked to a controle dashboard to select parameters to play with a controller
•a layer state Behavior exporter/loader that would overrrides animation and FX presets to play very quickly with behaviors tags tha t we'd drag and drop over layers
•Global Effects on the output
• Rotate the global output
• scale the global output (not each elements , the whole space like a zoom out/in)
• a colorwheel selector for color change (RGB, HSB,YUV)
•video preview of the media on Rollover in the media set (as the FCPX media gallery)
•set media thumbnail
•a media tagging tool/search tool/sorting tool
•a visual display or media sorting depending on its type
•enable/disable audio from a movie in the edit mode
•a Reload button (handy when you modify a media)
•a media play type option: play from the beggining when hit, play/stop when hidden or shown,
•duplicate media
•a reveal in Modul8 from the media edit
•add primitive 2D & 3D shapes in the SP tab
•enable Vector file import AI , DWG, EPS
•freeframeGL compliant
•add a layer based distort tool with meshes like in Mad mapper


•Load and animate 3D objects
Automation:
•a built-in Audio to BPM tracker
•a built in interpolation tool
•built int BPM link for any objects on the interface


Scripting environment:
•A better dialogue between modules (scope objects and variables from other modules)
enable picking object keywords
•enable external Python script
•hybrid Nodal/text editor for modules to buid up a quick module architecture then dig into it.
•a visual nodal module relationship viewer/editor
•a direct keyword event visual feedback
•an OSC message mapper
•Line numbers on the editor
•module Versioning
•color highlighting
•Python 2.7 compliant


Module Library:
•load modules from the computer
•access online modules list from a internet browser
•save/load modules presets.
•Private online module library with password
• Save-modify modules with a login/password
•Load/Buy/Share media from the Online Library



Other:

•Normalize Height/width option from the normalize button
• Force media output to a defined pixel size
•display pixel type and output format in modul8
•64bit version
•video live tracking tool
•soft edge for multiple outputs
• add Bezier mask tool
•a video output over IP
•a memory buffer window to kill buffer or force media to laod and scope memory used for a media.
•h.264 video export from the logical record
•audio input record
•improve media sync performnce
•add a default media loaded in buffer that would be used when a project is loaded ( or keep in memory the current media displayed while the others are loaded)
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Postby Lupin » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:33 am

i forgot,
i wish we could change the color of Shapes form the module editor
or at least change it with a property . that would save ergonomics UI drawing process time
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Info Keywords

Postby ghostofelvis100 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:44 pm

One thing I like to see sorted out is the availability of keyword data.

Let me explain....

When a Keyword is triggered, the keyword scripts on the modules receive a message (keyword,param,layer)
...however, this message is sent out before the keyword data is available via modul8.getValues()

While this is normally not a problem as the data is available via the keyword param, there is no way to retrieve data from the 'info' keywords, which only become available after about 3 elapsed periodical cycles. The result of this is that I have written many a script which ends up working on inaccurate data.

My wish is that when a keyword message is sent to the keyword script, all of its data is available through getValues.


Oh yeah, and ditto the 'line numbers'. Good call!

Thanks,

Andy T.
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Postby ghostofelvis100 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:45 pm

Ha ha...

I've just realised I've made a request to not be kept waiting for a couple of thousandths of a second!
It's laughable, really. Who do I think I am, the Nike Corporation? As though I have something better to do with my 3/1000th of a second!

But seriously, it would be good if it could be sorted out.

Right then, number 2 on my list:-

The main window is on all of the window layouts, and cannot be removed, or kept minimised.
Why is that?
The window layouts is such a great feature, but really, I only need one view of the main window.

Andy T.
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Re: Wish List: modulate more for a new paradigm

Postby Videometry » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:12 pm

I would like to 2nd the request for the undo/redo function- just seems silly that its not there... We can all use the chance to take our mistakes back!
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Re: Wish List: modulate more for a new paradigm

Postby pele2010 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:21 pm

Best wish list ever .....

i hope for version 3.0 .

and Andy T. did a real good job on gener8 (micromodul8)

we have now 5 different timelines (ableton live, qlab, vezer, gener8, millumin)

we have more transfer modes , excellent...


i don´t know if it´s listed but maybe it would be quite helpful to have

.pixelanalisis (or call it tracking of pixels)

most effects in NLE and Compositing Tools (AFX, Nuke, Fusion) is the ability to analize the pixel motion.
MD8 has audio detection (very cool) , but the ability to react or interact with pixel is something that would
shift MD8 interactivity to a new level.

As this would be calculated in the GPU it could be very fast. Imagine visuals that react to sound and to
other visuals.

. playback from any position of logical record (you can jump to different positions but if you hit play it starts from scratch)
. progress bar layer play_rec_ (ctrl_layer_record_stopPlayRec)
. some of the most common filters (rgb offset, glitch , etc ) should be implemented

that´s my new years wishes for 2015 ....

what are yours ?

Happy New Year
A big Thank you to the Garagecube Team

So long and thank you for the fish .....

pele2010
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Re: Wish List: modulate more for a new paradigm

Postby ghostofelvis100 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:51 am

Pixel Analysis - that's a great shout!
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