Through the Syphon project’s Twitter I got aware of an interesting software called eMotion that just has been Syphon enabled. This means that you can bring in contents from other VJ software or send eMotions content to a Syphon enabled VJ program. eMotions declaration really spoke to me:
“eMotion is a tool for creating interactive motions of objects for live visual performances. Electronic motion seems often artificial, synthetic… well… in fact it does not convey any emotions. By defining new rules to create movements, eMotion is a new kind of software made for visual live animations.
As it is based on real world physics law, all motions seems natural, full of emphasis. It allows to manipulate different kind of objects like still image, videos, text, drawing. Targeted mainly for theatre/dance performances, it can be used in broader situations.”
As I’m interested in working more with dancers and interactivity this seems like the perfect tool. I did a quick test by bringing in eMotions output into Modul8 (using the QC Rehab trick) which worked perfectly. Bringing in Syphon content into eMotion from VDMX seemed to work fine. I’m ready to explore this software more and also investigate if it’s easy to bring this into video mapping projects.
The software is free (donation is encouraged if you decide to use it) and it’s still in Beta at the moment. Download eMotions at Macupdate.