I've just purchased Vuo Pro and am a complete beginner.
My name is Mario and I work with mobile digital planetariums using spherical mirror projection. I was very excited to learn from Paul Bourke (the creator of the projection mesh warp files) that Vuo now includes a node called 'Warp Image with Projection Mesh'.
I wonder if anyone can please advise me on how I go about transferring a real-time drawing onto the dome using Warp Image with Projection Mesh? An artist has approached me with the proposal of transferring a hemispherical ('fulldome') drawing from his tablet onto the dome in real-time.
Currently the way I project 360° fulldome content onto the dome using my MacBook Pro is as follows:
- 360° fisheye video is played through Paul Bourke's WarpPlayer (http://bit.ly/pb-wp)
- my laptop screen and projector are mirrored
- the projector fires onto the spherical mirror
- a perfect 360° image appears on the dome.
See attached photo showing a warped fulldome image going from laptop to projector to small flat mirror to large spherical mirror to dome.
Some of the things I'm unsure of are the following: - how do I bring the artist's real-time drawing into my MacBook? Do I need to attach his tablet or can the Vuo Fetch Image node pick up wireless input? - how do I feed the VuoCompositionLoader (Vuo Scene) to the projector?
Your guidance would be greatly appreciated, as I can see SO much potential for Vuo and spherical mirror projection working together.
Artists are forever approaching me with great ideas of real-time work they'd like projected on the dome - but the missing link has always been an application to accept real-time content and warp it in real-time for the spherical mirror.
I'm really hoping Vuo is the link to finally bring two creative industries together :)