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Fireworks Visualizer with Your Music [Demo]

Postby mharris » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:07 pm

Fireworks Visualizer to your own Music! Light In the Night.

Updated Demo: 6-26-2014

Ported the project to the iPhone and added Augmented reality. Its a free download. You pick a song on your iPod and it blasts the fireworks to the beat in the world using more augmented reality than virtual reality with the back camera as a view finder. The coolest part is you can capture your expierence and share your creations on social networks using the EveryPlay service.

Energy - Augmented Reality Music Visualizer [FREE]
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/energy-augmented-reality-music/id879264932?mt=8

Capture from Energy shared on Youtube.


I would love feedback.

Updated Demo: 12-17-2013

Based on tips and advise, I was going for experience. Download the latest client. Lay back and look up! High, Mid, Base now have their own emitter and the fireworks are now over one's head. If this is liked I think I am going to submit it to Share. Music Starts after 30 seconds.

Video Review by ganjaroach.



Latest Links Below.

Windows - http://bit.ly/1hiYals

Mac - http://bit.ly/ITXAPo

Linux - http://bit.ly/1hiYgJP

Updated Demo: 12-14-2013

I started to polish the visuals. You are now on the tip of the cliff looking out into the ocean. You hear the sounds of nature as the sky gets dark. You see the spores in there air contrast against the night's sky and hear the first note. Cool thing about fireworks over water, is well fireworks over water, so check it out! I feel like I got a good size for scale in the demo! Headphones recommended.

See below for updated links to latest demo.

New Screenshot:

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To Play Your own MP3

1) Download LightInTheNight for your platform
1a) Windows - http://bit.ly/1bFvqOd
1b) Mac - http://bit.ly/1c3TeBm
1c) Linux - http://bit.ly/1k21OlW

2) Use Audacity -> http://audacity.sourceforge.net to convert any .mp3 into .ogg format.

3) Audio file must be renamed as firework.ogg

4) Put it in LightInTheNight correct data folder
4a) Windows its in LightInTheNight_Data folder
4b) Mac, right click Show Package Contents -> Contents folder
4c) Linux its in the LightInTheNight_Data folder

Launch LightInTheNight, Day -> Night Transition is 15 seconds and then it starts the show!

Enjoy!

- Matt

Here are some screenshots.

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I'll try and capture a video.

Future Plans:
- DONE - Syncing Fireworks to the Music's Beat
- DONE - Being Able to Choose your Own Music for the Show!
- DONE - Optimized and Smaller Client
- Streaming in Music
- Multiple Songs/Playlist
- Open to Ideas

- Matt
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Re: Fireworks with Day -> Night Transition

Postby drash » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:04 am

This looks really neat! Can't wait to see more of it. I think one idea I would offer (unless you've already done it) is to optionally have the fireworks light up the landscape below a tiny bit, to give a similar effect of VR Cinema's screen lighting up the movie theater.
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Re: Fireworks with Day -> Night Transition

Postby welby » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:07 pm

It looks cool! Can't wait to try it!
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Re: Fireworks with Day -> Night Transition

Postby mharris » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:51 am

I was able to get Unity AssetStore "Visualizer Studio" made by Altered Reality into the Unity App so that the Fireworks are now controlled by the base/mid/treble of the song and not random timing. If its a base change the fireworks are low on the horizon, if its a mid change the fireworks are in the middle of the sky, and if its a high change the fireworks are way up in the sky. I take into account the timing of the rocket so it explodes on the beat.

Going to do some optimization/cleanup this week and make it so users can stream in their own MP3 and watch the show. Still planning that out. There is a class to stream audio in Unity's WWW class as long as I can dump that into an AudioSource we are good.

I hope to get a demo out soon.

- Matt
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Re: Fireworks with Day -> Night Transition

Postby flaw » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:08 am

nice fireworks.
get your game on ....
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Re: Fireworks with Day -> Night Transition

Postby freshflesh1 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:49 pm

Really looking forward to the demo, so I can show it to my daughter, she's just discovered fireworks!
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Re: Fireworks with Day -> Night Transition

Postby jayoh » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:44 pm

neat! can't wait to let those explode millimeters from my face!
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Re: Fireworks with Day -> Night Transition

Postby mharris » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:08 pm

I am going to share the Mac Demo in its current state.

I call it "Light In the Night" I am open to name changes ;)

http://bit.ly/18Fqp8j <-- Mac Only! (Original Demo, For Current Demo see Top Post)

The Day->Night transition will last about 90 seconds before the fireworks and song start.

The song is built inside the application. Working on specifying a mp3 in the root folder of the app to load your own mp3 in it to experience your own music.

I would love some feedback, experiences, and ideas to make this final.

Thanks again.

- Matt
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Re: Fireworks with Day -> Night Transition

Postby mharris » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:07 am

I built a Windows Version of the Demo in its current state from Unity as well.

Here is the link to the demo!

http://bit.ly/19meBvv <-- Windows Only (Original Demo, For Current Demo see Top Post)

- Matt
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Day -> Night Transition [Demo]

Postby FictionX » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:57 am

...how about going three for three and building for Linux (x86 x86_64 Universal), too? :-) I'd like to check out the fireworks!
I'd appreciate it!
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Day -> Night Transition [Demo]

Postby mharris » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:30 am

Linux Build.

http://bit.ly/1dbvEiP <-- Linux Only (Original Demo, For Current Demo see Top Post)

- Matt
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Day -> Night Transition [Demo]

Postby MrMolecularyMan » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:40 am

This is really good, I thought the original Tuscany demo was good but this is much better, I love how realistic the fir works are! The transition from night to day looked surreal on the rift! Keep up the good work! :D
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Day -> Night Transition [Demo]

Postby mouja » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:08 pm

I liked a lot the experience, before, during, and even after the fireworks, chasing the butterflies among the floating particules. The fireworks Illuminated very well the place. It was looking so real.
I don't know if it's my system at fault, but the speed of the fireworks was too high. Also, I'm dreaming of a VR fireworks engine that could reproduce hyperstereoscopic fireworks like this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5EWMTZlccM
Thanks for this app, I will demo it.
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Day -> Night Transition [Demo]

Postby welby » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:26 pm

Honestly? I can say only "Wao".

The song is PERFECT for me,i couldn't imagine that this demo could make me feel this strong feeling.

I wanted to be there with my girlfriend while i saw the fireworks xD.

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! 5 stars :D

Thanks for sharing!

Edit: I forgot,is one of my best experience!! Simple but very effective!!
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Your Music [Demo]

Postby mharris » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:03 pm

Thank You for all the Support.

I know made it so you can play your own music. Here is the instructions and download links for Mac/Windows/Linux.


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To Play Your own MP3

1) Download LightInTheNight for your platform
1a) Windows - http://bit.ly/1eboLTE
1b) Mac - http://bit.ly/1c1KuvF
1c) Linux - http://bit.ly/19mOWTn

2) Use Audacity -> http://audacity.sourceforge.net to convert any .mp3 into .ogg format.

3) Audio file must be renamed as firework.ogg

4) Put it in LightInTheNight correct data folder
4a) Windows its in LightInTheNight_Data folder
4b) Mac, right click Show Package Contents -> Contents folder
4c) Linux its in the LightInTheNight_Data folder

Launch LightInTheNight, Day -> Night Transition is 15 seconds and then it starts the show!

I would love feedback, and what song you converted to ogg to check out the Fireworks Experience with the Rift!
Enjoy!

- Matt
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Your Music [Demo]

Postby ALK » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:44 pm

Amazing demo, the fireworks effect really works. If I can make a suggestion, can the fireworks be a bit further away from us? I think they're too big right now, like if they're launching 35 feet from us.

Anyway, congrats for the idea and execution! Really nice demo...
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Your Music [Demo]

Postby enilcleahcim » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:20 pm

This is awesome. Definitely one of those things you can throw on for someone trying the Rift for the first time to make them instantly "get it."
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Your Music [Demo]

Postby drash » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:22 pm

Great demo! This was the first time out of hundreds of demos where I actually laid down on the floor for the experience. Excellent job on the lighting from the fireworks - that was spot on. Cool to see the old Tuscany house site rearranged and repurposed for something else.

I do have a few thoughts/suggestions, but not sure how easy they would be.

1. Once the song ends, the firework show should end as it's a little weird when it keeps going -- without the music it can get repetitive and I think you should yank the fireworks away from the player at the end of the song to keep the player wanting more.

2. I tried and tried but I could not tell if the fireworks were stereoscopic 3D. It was quite strange -- everything around me is in stereoscopic 3D but I couldn't tell if the fireworks were flat on a large 2D skybox/skysphere or if they were "actual" fireworks off in the distance.

3. I didn't really notice while I was watching the fireworks, but in afterthought I feel like they were too frenetic and fast paced. I'm not sure what exactly is tied to the music (frequency, speed, size/type of firework), but it might be nice to have the option to space the fireworks out a bit, and save the frenetic stuff for a finale or for the most intense parts of a song. Again, not sure how easy that would be. I'm thinking there must be plugins that can quickly pre-analyze a song to determine how its bpm/volume/intensity progresses, and maybe pinpoint the most intense part or something.

With such a fantastic premise, there's a big opportunity to really orchestrate an emotional impact on the player. I agree with welby that it almost made me wish I could sit next to a loved one to enjoy the experience. You've potentially made a nice counterargument to the whole "VR = end of relationships" thing. :)

Hope to see more!
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Your Music [Demo]

Postby VRoom » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:39 am

This was beautiful! The song, fireworks... I was just standing there, marvel and enjoying the moment. It's moments like this, when I get really excited, where VR will take as in future.

The same as Drash, I kept wondering if Firework was 2d though? It did seem a bit flat, but I'm not sure if that was due low resolution?
For me fireworks did end once the song ended though.
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Re: Fireworks Visualizer with Your Music [Demo]

Postby MikeArms24 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:37 am

This is awesome Matt! I love that they auto-sync with the song, nice addition. Would also love to see them in 3d, maybe with a dud every now and then that goes off too low to the ground and sparks fly onto the grass in front of you...
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