Multimedia/MIDI SIG

A couple of us have purchased E-on Software's "Vue 5 Infinite", similar to Bryce for creating 3D environments (landscapes, skies, water, trees, etc.), importing models (people, buildings, cars, etc.), and making high resolution images and animations. With some very advanced features like the ability to add hundreds of trees with just a few mouse clicks, the power of high end animation software is really starting to come down to consumer price levels.

On the music side, Ableton Live has matured to a level where very polished music can be generated in real time, using a computer keyboard or a MIDI controller music keyboard. Ideal for soundtracks, DJ's or any need for digital music, it is getting rave reviews ... and now handles MIDI seamlessly also.

We get into these topics and more at our monthly meetings, with programs like Adobe Premiere and After Effects, Sony's Sound Forge, DivX compression, 3D animation, and more.

Join us the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at HAL-PC.
Steve Kennedy
Coordinator, HAL-PC Multimedia/MIDI SIG