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Motivation (visualizer)

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Check out the menu in the Audio Portal too! https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/885707

The original description is on the YouTube upload, and I don't think it's a good idea to put it here because I can go explain something more technical on NG. Most of you guys are into art and games anyway. Nevertheless, if you wish to read that desc, here it is. https://youtu.be/AWpwynvGmXA

This is the result of months of design and design and design, and, on top of them all, implement. Following the first paragraph of the end note in the video, I spent most of the work hours figuring out what to store in the object and what to be sent through MIDI messages. I used MIDI notes as a cue for transitions in the visualizer (middle part) overlay transitions, as well as the end screen. Once the whole bunch of expressions is set up in After Effects, it's much easier to control the transitions straight from FL Studio than manually animating it in AE. Other than that, the MIDI message can give a precise timestamp. At least, it's more precise than something relative to frame rate like keyframes. Even the beat count thing is made from MIDI notes. Actually, I also make a slightly stronger pulse on the word 'Beat' in the layout to indicate which beat is a bar. That's from the pitch value of each note.

The most bothersome part of the layout is that there are actually 2 transition types in there: lower part only, and full transition. The latter is for the menu logo and the transition before the end screen kicks in. Combined with the lack of proper proxy comps in AE (I mean, the way to tell AE which comp to display in one place. Something aside from copying the same opacity expression to every layer), all of that reeks many corner cases. Add an ability to add more transition animations in the future (it's a template, after all) as a cherry on top and...Boom, yo, gahh.

TL;DR: It's not really that hard, but it's frustrating trying to make an After Effects project a program. It's not like AE was made for that kind of thing, though.

Wanna continue writing about the design put into this thing, but the desc is already going essay, so...a news post, perhaps?

The details on the texture can be seen in the wallpaper. Feel free to check it out at the art portal. https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/noisysundae/motivation

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Great visualizer, the coffee constantly having waves makes me think someone is kind of stomping around in a still half-asleep kind of state. Starting the morning off with a cup of coffee or black tea is a good idea though, helps one to feel more awake, maybe do some stretches as well.

Any plans to make more visualizers for future songs as well?

Noisysundae responds:

"And they walk to the sound of the piano. :)

Regarding the visualizer, definitely. I made the layout as a template in After Effects and this is the third version. Been doing it ever since I founded Noisysundae. In the visualizer 1.0 and 2.0, there's the default visualizer that can be switched to a visualizer made exclusively for a menu (I called these unique visualizer). If you don't mind, the playlists on my YouTube channel can clear this up.

I have a plan to publish only unique visualizers here since the default in the previous versions is...well...the default. Because the only difference is the menu, they're visually too repetitive to be counted as a movie entry. We already have the Audio Portal for the menu itself. In 3.0, I'm going to make one default visualizer for each flavor (there are 10 so far) and publish when a new menu with one of those flavors is made, once each.

Well, I can build a house now with all these texts. Thanks a bunch btw, for both this review and one in the Audio Portal." — The Manager

Where cam I find a coffe that still steam hot on the mud by 6 minutes?

Noisysundae responds:

Mug, you mean? Perhaps in a hot tropical country like where I live, especially in summer. The video is only 4 minutes and a half, though.

Start my day with a cup of coffee? Nah I think I'll start it with this. :)

Took a while to get into, but towards the end of it the music starts giving me goosebumps, and the exhilaration of all that lies ahead in life comes to mind... it feels like a push in the right direction. Just the right kind of music. Just the right kind of background ambience, complete with pauses to fully take in the suggestions and just really appreciate the vibe and instrumentation... feels like way more than just a visualizer when it's all said and done!

Or maybe more like: the visualizer of LIFE. Great work.

-cd-

Noisysundae responds:

Thanks, cd. I noted this thing as a visualizer because it's not really a music video. Not enough variations to be called the latter. Honestly, you wrote a better narrative than I did in the video. I really didn't think much about what to write on those paragraphs, partially because I'm sleep deprived lately. :P

Interesting

This is really relaxing!

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Oct 4, 2019
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