AN AUDIOVISUAL WORKSPACE FOR PHYSICAL MODELS

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

SMC Conference 2010 (2010)

URL:

files/proceedings/2010/13.pdf

Abstract:

We present an experimental environment for working with physically based sound models. We situate physical mod- els in an interactive multi-modal space. Users may interact with the models through touch, using tangible controllers, or by setting up procedurally animated physical machines. The system responds with both real-time sound and graph- ics. A built-in strongly-timed scripting language allows for a different kind of exploration. The scripting language may be used to play the models with precise timing, to change their relation, and to create new behaviors. This environ- ment gives direct, concrete ways for users to learn about how physical models work and begin to explore new mu- sical ideas.