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robotcowboy

the software framework for the robotcowboy project

Copyright (c) Dan Wilcox 2007, 2011-2012

See https://github.com/danomatika/robotcowboy for documentation

Description

robotcowboy is an audio/visual environment for performance. It features:

  • a Pure Data audio instance
  • a Lua scripting environment inspired by OpenFrameworks/Processing
  • a scene system including playlists
  • midi io
  • inter-app OSC communication
  • 2d physics using Box2d

It's directly inspired by the original RjDj app and Love2d. I decided to write my own app in order to add the features I needed for a live performance focus.

NOTE: THIS IS CURRENTLY IN ALPHA DEVELOPMENT. BETA COMING SOON.

Building

robotcowboy is being developed against the current stable version of openFrameworks. You can get it from openframeworks.cc or on Github.

Additionally, you will need the following add ons:

They should be installed in the addons dir in the OpenFrameworks folder.

Running

Running the app will currently run a playlist of test scenes.

Scenes

A scene is a single program run by the environment written as a combination of Pure Data patches and Lua scripts. robotcowboy looks for _main.pd and _main.lua as their respective entry points and OSC is used to communicate between the audio and visual engines.

More detailed info to come soon.

Developing

You can help develop robotcowboy on GitHub: https://github.com/danomatika/robotcowboy

Create an account, clone or fork the repo, then request a push/merge.

If you find any bugs or suggestions please log them to GitHub as well.