Friday, December 01, 2006

Getting Pure Data (PD) to talk to Quartz Composer via Ruby

I'm working with Mikael on a little side project for James Devine, who's looking for a Tapometer (yes- something to measure the taps per second of a dancer). We're going to use PD and a microphone rig to measure the taps but we wanted a nice visualisation to represent the taps. Originally, I'd considered PD and GEM but I really fell in love with Quartz Composer and spent a little while looking for a solution, until I found out I had half a solution and I then crafted some ruby code to finish the solution. It looks a bit like this.

Resources: Ruby Code, SAPO Broker Quartz patch.