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Post » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:44 pm

Ah yes root mean squared, isn't it a legal requirement now all amps are quoted RMS and not watts now?
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Post » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:57 pm

Great work man! It's really way better than those visualizers in Winamp.


PS Try playing the 'Still Alive' radio song from Portal. :D

EDIT: If you set both Sensitivity and Activity to max and try minimizing other windows or applications, it messes up the figure for some reason.
Don't know if this is a bug or not, just wanted to mention it. abhilash28632011-07-25 22:00:11
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Post » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:25 am

Thank you all very much

Dancer definitely isn't polished. But I wanted it posted, so I can go on with the tut.

- My vision for the dancer was a nice designed convincing character (does anyone remember lucid's perfectly animated praying mantis?). Bad news, I suck at drawing.
- I created Dancer to show the potential, that lies behind 2 pretty unremarkable expressions. Imagine an r-type like shooter where the patterns are created based on the music, or an underwater adventure where the background warps smooth related to the music, or a player character whose weapon strength is dependent on the music's power, etc.
- I will have a look at all your ideas for improving Dancer, hopefully I can implement some of them. But the tut comes first.

[QUOTE=Jayjay]RMS stands for Root Mean Squared, so I think it represents the average volume level.

For electrical terms it can be the average current, voltage, or power produced from an alternating current source (it is calculated as the maximum value divided by the square root of 2).[/QUOTE]Replace 'volume' by 'signal' in the first sentence, and you have a perfect description (well, I guess no need for a tutorial anymore then?)

[QUOTE=abhilash2863]EDIT: If you set both Sensitivity and Activity to max and try minimizing other windows or applications, it messes up the figure for some reason.
Don't know if this is a bug or not, just wanted to mention it.[/QUOTE]
This will also happen under some other circumstances, even if sensitivity and activity are not at their max level. The problem are the physics here. It seems that when Construct apps get no processing time for a shorter or longer period, the physics try to interpolate based on the time passed - but it leads to unwanted results. Maybe I can set the strength to zero while Dancer's window doesn't have the focus.


Thanks again to all for the warm words

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Post » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:18 am

Damn! I also wanted to do it, but you beat me. That's always the case.
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Post » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:38 pm

WELL DONE!

1. How did you use the custom colors?

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Post » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:35 pm

All I can say is

OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH!

That's Cooooooooooool!
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Post » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:59 pm

You are a genius, tulamide.
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Post » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:12 am

wooooooooooooooooooooooow!
wonderful!
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Post » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:41 am

Thank you all very, very much!

In case you're interested in how the player was made (without the dancing puppet, but with everything else), I recommend reading my tutorial about rms and peak to the end. Who knows, maybe there's a reward for reading waiting ...
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Post » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:14 pm

tulamide wrote:Dancer is a special .ogg and .wav file player, featuring a dancing puppet.

This fun app is part of (or example to) a tutorial I want to post soon, about the lesser known or used ACEs of the XAudio2 object, mainly Peak and RMS.

Play around with Dancer, it really makes fun!
The puppet has no premade animations or anything else premade. It simply reacts to Peak and RMS in various combinations!

F1 toggles a context help.

If you don't have some .ogg music at hand, here is one of my own songs. Please don't use it in any way other than listening to:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/d6a4tcx5a ... of_you.ogg

There are some sources for .ogg music, e.g. http://www.01audio-video.com/download_ogg.htm

And you could convert some of your mp3's to ogg. Audacity does a good job.


Download Dancer: http://www.mediafire.com/file/b3vw5whkv ... Dancer.rar


EDIT: Just wanted to mention that the level meter are absolutely professional in resolution and display, including dynamic range meter...tulamide2011-07-25 10:30:13


do u have time to possibly convert this to capx ?
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