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12th September 2001, 18:46
Milkdrop is coming along really well! It is rapidly approaching maturity, in my mind, but the main feature it lacks has to do with color. Right now, all Milkdrop has is color cycling. I'd love to have the colors on the screen be linked to the music in some way(s). This plugin rocks!
13th September 2001, 16:30
Actually, quite a few of my presets have colors related directly to the music, see Tunnel of the Mind or Continuum, or even Beyond the Looking Glass for examples.
17th September 2001, 11:54
The thing to remember, is that the effects you see in milkdrop are not hard coded. You can change any of them you like - it's really very easy.
If you want to see more of a particular style of preset, read through the preset authoring file, and join us on the preset forum
21st September 2001, 03:44
I felt pretty sheepish after Zylot pointed out to me that there were already presets that used color like I was suggesting. I found, dowloaded, and watched those presets...they're good presets, and Zylot has done wonderful things.
But if anyone here is a fan of Geiss, you must know how magical the colors are in the 16 bit mode. I mean, most of the time, it's some kind of muddy brown, and you're like, what's going on? Where's the eye candy? All these clashing colors...ick! But then a bass solo comes in and everything turns a brilliant ruby, and then a high female vocal solo comes and out comes this saturated sapphire, and your jaw drops.
By no means should Milkdrop be forced to be anything it isn't, but as far as I can tell, it is everything Geiss is and more. Except that I can't find any presets that make use of color in the way that Geiss does. And so I feel sheepish again...I should take Krash's suggestion and do with Milkdrop what I want instead of complaining to all of you about 'missing functionality' that's probably already there. And if I make anything that satisfies me, I'll pass it on to you.
21st September 2001, 05:23
I fiddled a bit with the oldskool plugin, trying to get red when there was bass, and blue with treble. It worked, but not to a degree that I liked much... If I had the code for geiss, I could probably duplicate the effect.
Obviously, Ryan is the man to approach with this - he knows exactly what needs to be done.
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