WinterWonderWall is a live visual performance created by Kari Tonette Andreassen and Thomas Hammer for a Christmas concert with the KorX choir in "Sondre Slagen Kirke" (Sondre Slagen Church, Tonsberg, Norway) December 2012.
The live visuals were projected on the end wall in the church, which is approximately 20 meters wide and 20 meters tall, a white stone wall with a beautiful woven altarpiece.
The main project page is at thammer.net.
- Hand-drawn images and animations by Kari Tonette Hammer
- Programming by Thomas Hammer
- Design and script by Kari Tonette and Thomas Hammer
Binary executables can be downloaded from the main project page. The executables can be useful for simple testing to see what the presentation looks like. If you want to run the presentation "live" with a projector and controlling it via MIDI or computer keyboard, it is recommended to run the presentation from within the Processing environment and edit the main source code file to set MIDI ports for control.
The sketch requires Processing v2.0b8 and will not run on earlier versions of Processing.
The sketch has been tested on a laptop running Windows 7 x64 and on a MacBook Pro (early 2011) running OSX 10.6.
Before running the sketch from within the Processing environment, make sure you increase the memory allocated to the sketch, as the default 123 MB is too little.
The recommended memory to allocate is 512 MB. In the Processing environment, do File | Preferences | Increase maximum available memory to 512 MB.
By default, the sketch runs in demo-mode, with one standard window showing the main sketch. The light is projected on a picture of a vowen altar piece.
The sketch can also run in normal (presenter) mode, fullscreen, controlled either by a MIDI controller or by the keyboard. The image of the altar piece is not used when in this mode, as the altar piece is already on the wall IRL.
When setting up the performance for the first time, the masks needs to be set correctly according to the projector position in relation to the wall and the altar piece. Hit the "P" key to define the black outline wall mask, click around the outline of the wall, and hit "P" again to save the mask. Hit the "L" key to define the white overlay mask (used for the light on Jesus on the altar piece), click around the outline of the Jesus figure, and hit "L" again to save the mask. When defining masks, it might be helpful to show a little bit of the global white light overlay (MIDI CC 87 or keyboard "6 Y H N").
- CC 81 Snow amount
- CC 82 Storm amount
- CC 83 People fade in from center
- CC 86 White overlay (Jesus) fade in
- CC 87 Globel white overlay (for debugging)
- CC 88 Black fade in
Skylines (the snow falls on skylines):
- Note 61 Toggle Betlehem
- Note 62 Toggle Shepherds
- Note 63 Toggle Kings
- Note 64 Toggle Family
- Note 65 Toggle People
- Note 67 Toggle Invisible snow
- Note 68 On Clear skyline and drop snow
- Note 71 On Movie start / pause
- Note 72 On Movie stop
- 1 Q A Z Snow amount, 1 = 255 (max), Q = increase value, A = decrease value, Z = 0 (min)
- 2 W S X Storm amount
- 3 E D C People fade in from center
- 4 R F V White overlay (Jesus) fade in
- 5 T G B Black fade in
- 6 Y H N Global white overlay (for debugging)
Skylines (the snow falls on skylines):
- F1 Betlehem
- F2 Shepherds
- F3 Kings
- F4 Family
- F5 People
- F6 Invisible snow
- F7 Clear skyline and drop snow
- F8 Movie start / pause
- F9 Movie stop
- P Define black wall mask
- L Define white overlay mask
WinterWonderWall consists of hand-drawn images, a video, and source code (a "sketch") written in the Processing programming language.
You are free to use the sketch in public performances. If there is a natural place to give credits, during the performance or in a written program or similar, we would appreciate if you give credits to our work, for instance with a statement like "... based on WinterWonderWall by Kari Tonette and Thomas Hammer from www.thammer.net". We would also appreciate being informed of the performance. If you send us a few lines of text and a photo of the performance, we'll include it on the project page at www.thammer.net.
The hand-drawn images and video, created by Kari Tonette Hammer, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 license.
The source code for the sketch is licensed under a MIT license.
Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Thomas Hammer and Kari Tonette Hammer
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