[PD] using PD interface for visuals

André Bandeira teoria.musical at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 30 03:54:00 CEST 2012


I currently developing a performance which uses the PD interface to generate the visuals. I already saw some experiences with this kind of idea, but never something very "mature", are there other people working with this?

 So  I would like to share the videos of the performance:




And a short description of what I thought and have done:  

em_bruto is an audio-visual performance that was born with the objective
 of exploring the interface of the software Pure Data (PD) as a medium 
of visual composition. Imagining that in this manner it would be 
possible promote an aestheticization of the "raw" interface of the 
sofware in an interesting way, as an allusion to the aesthetics of live 
coding, and so it would be feasible to add new values and meanings to 
abstract shapes like squares, circles and crosses.Therefore, the visual 
elements used to compose this work are objects that are part of the 
visual programming language of PD such as: objects, number boxes and 
mainly GUI elements (toggles, bangs, radios and canvasses). These 
elements are manipulated with a piece of music played live, which refers
 to some sounds of old synthesizers, computer glitches and unsuccessful 
 mash-ups .This mixture ends up generating a performance that is 
accessible both to a specialized audience and for a general audience.


 em_bruto é uma performance audio-visual que nasceu com o objetivo 
explorar a interface do software Pure Data (PD) como meio de composição 
visual. Imaginando-se que desta maneira seria possível promover uma 
estetização da interface “bruta” do sofware de uma forma interessante, 
como uma alusão à estética do live coding, e que assim também seria 
plausível agregar novos valores e significados à formas abstratas como 
quadrados, círculos e cruzes. Portanto os elementos utilizados para 
compor visualmente esta obra são objetos que fazem parte da linguagem de
 programação visual do PD como: objetos, caixas de número e 
principalmente os elementos GUI (toogles, bangs,radios e canvas). Estes 
elementos são manipulados junto a uma composição musical tocada ao vivo,
 que remete a alguns sons de sintetizadores antigos, glitches de 
computador e mash-ups mal sucedidos. Esta mistura acaba gerando uma 
performance que é acessível tanto para um público especializado quanto 
para um público geral.            


André Damião 


Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:52:27 +0100
From: alan.brooker2010 at gmail.com
To: hans at at.or.at
CC: Pd-list at iem.at
Subject: Re: [PD] [import] and libraries Pd ext

Hi Hans
Sorry should have clarified- rather it is the dropping of start up prefs from Pd-extended as per below-- is there a page on the main website to refer to ?

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at> wrote:

I just changed up the new single preference page for Pd-extended 0.43, hopefully its for the better.  First off, there is no more "Startup" prefs, which allowed you to globally load libraries.  Now, use [import] in your patch to load libraries.  The "Startup flags" and "Real-time scheduling" are now added to the new preference panel.

The OK and Apply buttons only apply the settings for the current session of Pd.  In order to save them for the next time you start Pd, there is the "Save All Settings" button.  But now that I look at that, the "Save All Settings" button might actually be redundant, and OK actually saves everything...

Setting global paths should no longer be used for externals, instead you should use the standard install locations for your OS:

Or you can set the path in your patch.  Either use the new [path] object or [declare -path] to set a relative path in your patch.
On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at> wrote:

Hey Alan,
I'm not sure I know the change that you are speaking of.  [import] is the same since at least 0.41.  And yes, if a library is either included in Pd-extended or in the standard install folder, then [import] is all that is needed to load the library.

On Apr 28, 2012, at 6:03 AM, Alan Brooker wrote:
Hi List,

Please excuse me but is there a page on the  puredata.info that details the change to the new way of loading libraries via the [import] and [declare] objects?  I have had small bits of feedback and new users believe their libraries are not loading when the use of [import] is all that is needed? I'm sure I saw something written up about this but cant find it to reference to others

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