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Bohm v1.0

Named after the famous scientist and my hero. The founder of Bootstrap Theory. David Bohm and Fritjof Capra led me to the knowledge that I know today, albeit a little different and a lot more complex than complexity is what I understand today. And I still sigh at the fathom of work to come.

Here is a Max MSP project that I’ve been working on.

Here is a video of me playing around with it…

Sorry the trial ran out. I can’t paste the patch sharing shortcut here.

If you would like to know more about Bootstrap Theory. Here is a video interview with David Bohm.

Please contribute and post your patches here. If you need an invite let me know. I am beginning to take applications. Please send email to Mail@BootstrapStudio.Com

In your email please explain in 25 words or less, what inspires you?

This is just to get the robots out of my inbox. You know! :)


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Spectrum Analyzer in After Effects

If you want the CS 5.5 version of this After Effects preset for Satya’s tutorial on Spectrum Analysis in After Effects using the standard plugins that come with standard install without employing the use of Trapcode or other plugins:

Create a Sound Reacting 3D Waveform Animation without 3rd Party Plugins

I’ve made it and is available for download here:

Spectrum Analysis CS5.5 Preset

Thanks Satya! This was an excellent tutorial.

Here’s the expression to get the sampleImage :

p1 = toComp(effect("Top Left")("Point"));
p2 = toComp(effect("Bottom Right")("Point"));
w = Math.abs(p1[0] - p2[0]);
h = Math.abs(p1[1] - p2[1]);
a = toComp(transform.anchorPoint);
l = effect("Spectrum Layer")("Layer");
s = l.sampleImage(a, [w/2, h/2]);

Put this in your Presets folder, you’ll need Admin access. Open After Effects, create a new Comp. Add a new Null object. This preset will default to *Animation Presets in the Effects & Presets panel (Ctrl-5). Drag it on to your Null object and set the Spectrum Layer selection box to the layer that has the image you want to sample. Drag and alter the Null object’s position and scaling. Also don’t forget to change your Anchor point to (50,50). You can change s[3]*100; to be what ever parameter you want.

The number in the square brackets mean :

0 – Red
1 – Green
2 – Blue
3 – Alpha

Which is just an index into an array of numbers representing the average value of the spectrum range as defined by the Null object top-left and bottom-right boundaries. This example illustrates the extracting the Alpha channel sample and its value between 0 – 100.

That’s it I think.

*UPDATE – 14/04/2015*
This script should still probably work with the latest version of After Effects CC but I’ve updated it and added a few more expression sliders to control the RGB + A channels independently and also added a new ‘Average Colour’ control. I’ve also abstracted the spectrum analyzer logic with the visualizer logic to try and tidy up the layer structure and hopefully make it a little more modular and easier to amend and adapt.

I’ve also included an example After Effects project to demonstrate how to use this preset.

Download all the files here:
After Effects CC2014 Animation Preset : Spectrum_Analysis_CC2014.ffx
After Effects CC2014 Demo Project : Spectrum Analysis

This After Effects example used The Trapcode3d Stroke Plugin from Red Giant Software. You can get a trial version here:

This music track I used from from Free Music Archive It’s called “Quaro”, by Summon.

Here are some videos I made using this demo:

to download please right click here

This next video, I made using the Trial version to test that I could download everything myself and get this working. If you need assistance let email me.

p.s. I like the way this animation automatically creates the treble and bass clefs.

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Calling for Investors

Bootstrap Studio is looking for investors in a new hybrid, extremely ultra-economical, fast and versatile car concept I have in mind. I would like to create a prototype and am looking for some cash injection to make it a reality. I’m sure there would be great rewards if the initial capital is available.

I also have other worth while and sure thing, winning ideas if the right person is able to help out.

For more info please email me:

Bradley Wong

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Hey Guys, sorry it’s been a while…

Be right back as soon as possible.

Love you guys, <3 Brad.

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“Cast Some Light And It Will Be Alright…”

This is the first draft of a non profit art installation which I am working on. A self similar recursive process of discovery and resolving of the process. It involves projection mapping of the art gallery of NSW. Yes, there is some girl’s face there at the beginning. I just used images I downloaded from the web as the projection plate for this test. Some of the on-site measuring is needed to be completed. I’m still doing the 3D modelling, so the alignment is a little out in spots. I hope to give the idea of what I’m am ultimately going to achieve. The background music is Crosses by Jose Gonzalez. Just wanted to share.

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AV Sequencer.

MADE in MAX/Msp and Flash AS3.

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The Linear Function.

An After Effects Essential Tut.

Click for more info…–ae-26634

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Responsive Entry Form

Download Responsive CSS General Entry Form:

Click Here.

Responsive Form by Bradley Wong




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Some interesting videos I’ve found.

Amazing Discovery With Magnets

PCBMotor’s Traveling Wave Piezoelectric Motor

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