Robert Hodgin -- musical visualization and more.
May 26, 2008 10:22 AM   Subscribe

Robert Hodgin does wonderful stuff with visualization [recently discussed in this excellent FPP]. To get you started, here's a Radiohead video that's been making the rounds.

Hodgin's blog is full of wonderful examples, both musical (Goldfrapp — with lyrics, The Flashbulb) and non (earthquakes, butterfly wings, and that old chestnut, flocking birds).

Often his posts include a few technical details — and here's a full-fledged how-to post if you're interested. Oh, and here's a pigeon with a fez. Enjoy!
posted by nebulawindphone (5 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
(Note to self: use the words "wonderful" and "here" less often.)
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:25 AM on May 26, 2008

nice - I love his radiohead video (actually, a lot more than the few I had seen at aniboom). I saw that he had some source code up for his visualizations, but I couldn't find anything that I could easily throw in to itunes, which I would love to do if it was available...
posted by deliquescent at 1:32 PM on May 26, 2008

I watched that Radiohead video twice. It was beautiful and trippy. I wish I could do something like that but I still have a rough time staying in between the lines with a crayon.
posted by double block and bleed at 1:58 PM on May 26, 2008

Download Winamp. The AVS visualizer (I think still comes built-in) has a GUI for making your own visualizers. Its strengths are different than what this guy has developed, i.e. it would be hard to duplicate some of the effects he uses. To get anything of modern standards you will need a little math and programming, but people make very impressive visualizations with it, to the point that writing software 3D renderers in the little AVS GUI is pretty much old hat these days.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 3:28 PM on May 26, 2008

That Radiohead video is pretty sweet. I'm glad he decided to submit it instead.

Not nitpicking, because this is much expanded & meatier: Goldfrapp, previously. (It now has the blatantly obvious goldfrapp tag.)
posted by Pronoiac at 11:33 PM on May 27, 2008

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