"Sliding" or "Soft" Interpolation for U/I Controls - Smooth

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"Sliding" or "Soft" Interpolation for U/I Controls - Smooth

Postby VJFranzK » Thu May 03, 2012 4:36 am

Here is my post #100 on the message board! :D level up.

Now that I'm well used to using Modul8, I make use of the various controls, such as the "Master Zoom" slider -
sometimes with a midi controller, but often just with the mouse pad

this one can be particularly interesting! because it brings the focus to different elements of the same set -

BUT when sliding it, it tends to look very "abrupt" - large chunky steps, instead of a smooth zoom as
with the lens of a camera? ( This also tends to be very obvious on the manual rotation of layers,
though the "auto rotate" seems to have a "slide" already built in - thanks! )


It would be nice to have a knob to "soften" the value adjustment on ALL U/I controls -
IE - instead of jumping from 28 to 97 directly, it would more gradually interpolate or "slide" between these values, ( not "jump" )
at the rate set by this knob, or knobs - because some kind of delay parameter would also be involved

this smoothness could made the output of modul8 look all the more "pro"
( I already prefer to use for compositing than the slow rendering After Effects! But these programs have different intent...)


of course, you all know? that using the "trace" knob just a bit adds the illusion of some "motion blur"!
which can be handy to give your sets that "holographic" or "etherial" quality
I usually leave it up at about 5 to 10%



speaking of delay...
also, I've noticed the "auto log-out" on the message board seems too quick now?
It logged me out WHILE I was writing this! It takes some time to compose a detailed response...
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Re: "Sliding" or "Soft" Interpolation for U/I Controls - Smo

Postby wewearbuildings! » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:38 pm

Definitely I vote for this!
For VJing usually the sliders are ok, but when it comes to video-installations, events, or any other project with low BPM, the sliders movement tends to be very abrupt.
I really need a softer control to move layers very much slower than the M8 interface allow me. In most of the cases I just have to move the sliders a 10 or a 5% of their lengths...
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Re: "Sliding" or "Soft" Interpolation for U/I Controls - Smo

Postby orion » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:55 am

if you're using a midi controller you can probably adjust the high and low setting of the fader or knob. most controllers have some sort of editor like
touchosc:
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and the akai mpk49 (min/max):
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this way you can use the knob or fader naturally and have the change be the amount you want. for some reason i hadn't thought about this til you mentioned it but I think I'm going to have to go back on some of my midi maps and make these adjustments myself! :D
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Re: "Sliding" or "Soft" Interpolation for U/I Controls - Smo

Postby wewearbuildings! » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:10 am

Thank you very much Orion: solved!!!! :twisted:
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Re: "Sliding" or "Soft" Interpolation for U/I Controls - Smo

Postby orion » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:06 pm

no doubt glad I could help. :D
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