Short music film I generated in C++

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  1. metamorphosis

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    I made this 2007, generating the footage in C++ and cutting it together with premiere to make a 15-minute EP for this album.

    Unfortunately I made it in SD, so getting it to look good on youtube has been impossible.
    However this year I discovered Waifu2x, a neural-net-based resizing algorithm designed for upscaling terrible anime. It's pretty impressive. With it I was able to resize the video to 4k without artifacts, and now it's on youtube here:


    Unfortunately youtube's low bitrate still turns it to mush at parts, even in 1080p. So here's a download link for the full 3GB 4k video, if you want it:
    https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1nTvB_ltQtomRy8co-p8ffTtItqbuuwsf

    More details on my dev-blog here: https://plflib.org/blog.htm
     
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    Pulled down the video and watched it just now. Reminded me a bit of cthugha, and I found it really interesting. C++ - a brave choice:p
    I can see a lot of work went into it and it worked really well.

    Callan
     
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    Nice - I had to look up cthugha to find out what it was :D
    I'm doing a bunch of visualisations for songs with electric sheep and milkdrop2 - you might like those also. Example.
     
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    That's really cool. I'd be interested in seeing the code base! Any chance you wanna open source it? :p
     
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    Oh man! That might take some hunting. But also, each visual style tended to be a separate .cpp, so it'd be tricky. Maybe someday as a preset for winamp?
    Also, some of it wouldn't work on a modern OS.
     
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    All good :D Definitely package it up as a visualization preset
     
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    loved the old demo scene ;)
     
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    The demoscenes' still pretty amazing, just more hi-def:


    But I think there's an acceptance nowadays that 'you can do anything with computers' visually, so it's not as surprising as some of that old stuff used to be?
     
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    The music is really interesting, are you using max/msp or something? Parts of it sound kind of procedural, Autechre-ish (in terms of the sounds more than the composition)
     
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    Thank you!
    I use tracktion and a variety of synths (mostly freeware ones). No procedural-generation, I must just be boring and predictable :lol:
     
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    haha fair enough, i havent really been exposed to tracktion, i might have a look out of interest. honestly anything can work just fine. but max is a different thing, need to try learn it one day
     

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