ICLC 2023 Catalogue

Animatron Workshop: Live Coding Visual Poetry

Roger Pibernat Trias, Glen Fraser

Animatron is an experimental environment (very much “work in progress”) that enables creation of “visual poetry” in the form of animations and images, created in real-time through live coding. It’s implemented using the open-source Godot engine, and communicates with any “client” application or live coding language — such as SuperCollider — via the network, using the Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol and MIDI. In the workshop the participants will learn: • how to install the software • how to setup the system for playing both solo and collaboratively • the basics of creating and controlling frame-by-frame animations via OSC • how to create new image sequences • how to define custom OSC message definitions • how to set custom MIDI mappings to control the animations No prior experience or software installation is required, although proficiency in any live coding language that supports OSC is welcome.