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Homework #4: Project Proposal + Minimal Networking
- part 1: 2010.11.7 3:15pm (class time - be ready to give 2 minute presentation), Monday
- part 2: 2010.11.11 11:59:59pm (or thereabout), Friday
In this two-part assignment, you are to put together a proposal/presentation for final project. In the second part of the assignment, you are create a simple networked instrument using OSC.
Specification (part 1 of 2): Project Proposal
- put together a proposal for your final project
- check out this project page template
- recommended number of people on team: 1 or 2 (if 3 or more, please talk to me)
- craft some preliminary design for the product (the vision, for end users)
- architect the software (the engine/framework, for developers)
- make some realistic milestones (2 to 3) leading up the final presentation (in class, finals week)
- for Monday (11/2), present this in a 2-3 minute presentation
Specification (part 2 of 2): Networking
- using OSC, and components from your previous 3 assignments (adding code as necessary), create the simplest networked instrument you can think of (that is still "expressive")
- prepare a 30-second performance with it (recruit others as needed)
- here is OSCpack, a c++ library shown in class, also in the calories visualization.
components and ideas
- only hard project requirement: your networked instrument should make use of OSC (sending and receiving)
- real-time audio / synthesis
- interaction (who controls what, and on which machine(s))?
- graphics from hw3?
- perhaps a one-to-one musical instrument (two laptops, two people)?
- perhaps a networked musical game (e.g., musical hot potato, some form of marco polo)?
- perhaps ??!?!?!?
- what is the interface? (e.g., keyboard? text? mouse?)
- how "real-time" is this instrument (it doesn't have to be)?
- what kind of music can the instrument make (as a group)?
- how many people and machines are needed in a performance setting?
- keep it simple! (aesthetically speaking, aim for a ultra-simple networked instrument that is still by some measure still "expressive")
- have fun with it!!!
- your code should compile and run on the CCRMA machines
- comment your code!
- choose your own coding conventions - but be consistent
- you are welcome to work together, but you must do/turn in your own work
(part 1): in class
(part 2): turn in all files by via coursework:
- 1) source code to the project (*.h, *.cpp, *.c makefile, etc.)
- 2) also
- links to your files of various kinds
- instructions on building the project (for example, anyone in the class should be able to download and build)
- a short README text section that:
- conveys your ideas/comments in constructing each program
- describes any difficulties you encountered in the process
- lists any collaborators