For my project I wanted to see what I could do by modifying mesh points in a 3D model. This for me was an exploration of how Max reads 3D models, and I ended up with a crashing patch that took in a model, and distorted it using a .mov file. It used the normals of the model to extrude the vertices, and each point was being modified in accordance to the video. I eventually tried to use a pfft to get it to react to sound. It created really cool textures, but unfortunately I can’t get the patch to open. Below are screenshots of what I had.
I based this off of the duck distortion patch and this one I found on the internet:
I am interested in how 3D meshes can be incorporated into Max using audio as a generative controller. I have been recently working on 3D modeling and visualization using Blender, and seeing if/how I can attach a mesh to data points that can be controlled by various audio signals would be the main goal of this project. This is primarily an audiovisual exploration, and I plan to use it with my next musical performances that include electric guitar, voice, samples, and miscellaneous noises and ambient textures.
I was cooking eggs and really liked the sound it was making in the pan. I then recorded my brother asking me if I’m cooking eggs and decided to use that as my original signal.
This is the original signal:
For the two “normal” IRs, I decided to convolute my eggs using a recording of knocking my hand on my ceramic bathtub and clapping my hands in my basement.
The eggs in my bathtub sound like this:
The eggs in my basement sound like this:
I had recorded the actual sound of eggs frying in a pan, so I decided to use this as my IR. It created a nutritious soundscape.
This is the IR:
This is the soundscape:
Here is an ambient piece called Eggs Over my Guitar. The IR is a recording of me playing this aimless twinkly guitar noodle:
Eggs Over my Guitar:
Here is a bonus track called Playing the Guitar with my Dead, Dried Flowers. I had originally recorded myself caressing a vase of dead flowers to use as my IR for the eggs, but it sounded much cooler over this cheesy guitar phrase I played: