Simple 3D-midi keyboard test

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StevenM
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Simple 3D-midi keyboard test

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On YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naGYvdnn ... r_embedded

My skills are lacking so it looks a bit cheesy - but if anyone wants to modify it to make it better...

Primarily done to test the concept - Just a basic early stage project - no parameters yet either.

feed back so far - was to use pre-rendered textures - getting a better "glow" on the keys...I will probably scrap this and start over with something new though.
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Great stuff!

One thing I would change in your code is to remove the intermediate storage of midi-data into arrays because it complicates the code for little gain. Attached is a version where I've removed the arrays and just deal with every message as it appear. The timing and functionality should be the same but the code is less complex.
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Thanks, Ville! -I'll check this ASAP:) - I tried do do it without the array, but I could not get the chords to play. I was probably overlooking something. The code is complicated right now too.

EDIT: WorKs Great! The problem I had was that I was trying to keep things on the "On Update" Node. I'll use this as a template from now on.
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That is very cool,. did you model that thing? what software??
I have a couple of sk-1s here,. for circuit bends, whenever I get around to hacking them up..
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jph_wacheski wrote:That is very cool,. did you model that thing? what software??
I have a couple of sk-1s here,. for circuit bends, whenever I get around to hacking them up..
No, I didn't model it - that is part if a 3D object library from Imageline. All i did was convert and import. This is the library. If you need any models for zge just ask JMC. He can export the as 3DS file too.

http://jm.cannie.be/REMCatalog/3dencicl ... index.html

I use Carrara 3D, ZBrush, Truespace, and Bryce though. I don't do too much modeling, I like scripting animations and using ready made 3D Models.

Some great free apps to try POVray, Truespace
Found this the other day - free - looks interesting:

http://www.shapeshop3d.com/

There is also Blender of course - but pretty frustrating to figure out.
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Just remembered that I used to own a SK-1 some twenty years ago. It was the first affordable toy sampler and it could record about a whole second of low quality sound :) Sadly it wasn't equipped with midi-support so I sold it and a few years later I could afford to buy the awesome Emu Emax keyboard instead.
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