About this project
You can now display live video from a webcam in HeavyM! Whether it's in the evening at home or at a party, you can stream your webcam. Impress your friends or your audience by projecting the best live moments.
We know you love ready-to-use effects inside HeavyM. So we decided to develop 5 new awesome ones. You can combine all these new effects with the previous ones. Express your creativity with over 55 effects! You have all the possibilities to ace your projects.
We are keeping many beautiful surprises for you. Stay tuned, and spread the word !
HeavyM is an intuitive projection mapping software, it is currently running in beta version. It allows the creation and projection of visual animations with great facility, in order to be projected on real surfaces with a projector. You can also use your own video contents, the software will adjust them automatically to your settings.
- A computer running Mac OS or Windows
- All the projectors are compatible ! There are very good devices for about 400€.
- Volumes, scenery : paperboard, wood, tissue, architecture,... use your creativity !
HeavyM is an intuitive and easy to use software. You plug in your projector and direct it towards the surface you wish to dress up. You can build your own setting or use an interesting volume in the room. Then, the shapes you draw on HeavyM will magically appear in reality in front of you.
About EVERYTHING !
We prepared you a whole lot of visual effects already integrated in HeavyM that will allow you to express all your creativity. No need to be a graphist, all the animations are available in a click! All these effects will give you the possibility to make your canvas alive: rotation, shaking, colorization, movement on the borders are already implemented! Have fun combining all of them :D
You want to play it your way? You can also import your own videos and project them on your volumes. HeavyM also contains a sound synchronisation feature that makes your visual effects interact with the environing music. Which will make your shapes change colors and adapt your effects to the music.
About EVERYWHERE !
You can bring your settings to life, objects of any shape or size, ceiling, totem and so much more ! One of HeavyM’s strengths is its adaptability, projection is not reserved to big nightclubs and concerts, just place your projector where you want.
Installation : Antoine Goldschmidt - Magicstreet http://www.magicstreet.be
Installation : Digital Essence
In addition to being a tool, HeavyM is also a community. Among which the users can share their projects, help others or provide additional content. In only 6 months, HeavyM beta has been downloaded 12.000 times and the active community is composed of more than 800 friends in our Facebook groups.
In the HeavyM's community, you will be able to meet artists, DJs, VJs, technology lovers, geeks, makers,... in more than 20 countries !
Beyond 150 projects were already realized by members around the world.
Before the beginnings of HeavyM, our dream was to do projection mapping, sadly we did not have the skills in infographics and motion design. Nevertheless, we were experienced in programming, that is how we came with the concept of a software that would generate animations adaptable on any volume configuration for us.
After developing a first Beta version, with which we had lots of fun, we decided to share it with you, for free. A large amount of you had downloaded this first version, and we did not expect such enthusiasm. Today, your energy is pushing us towards concentrating on HeavyM's development, in order to create a tool corresponding to your needs. This campaign is crucial for HeavyM's growth, now we need your support so we can go even further and develop the most awaited features. Let us all join today so we can create the greatest public community revolving around projection mapping.
HeavyM v1.0 changes looks! A whole new interface is in creation. We worked on its ergonomy and a designer is making sure that it will be awesome and even more understandable and easy to use.
In addition to being simplified, the interface is now fully dynamic, the displayed informations evolve in function of your work. No useless information when you’re working. What’s new :
- Shape creation and manipulation in one click
- Curved shapes
- Zoomable creation zone
- All the features have keyboard shortcuts
- A completely reviewed timeline
HeavyM will count no less than 50 ready-to-use effects including 10 new releases! You now have thousands of possibilities at your disposal.
The shapes are now fully independent from each other. This way, you will be able to apply different effect combinations on different frames. HeavyM also is upgrading in terms of sound synchronization.
From now on, you will have a total control over the sound analysis. Thereby, you will be able to select more precisely the frequency levels you wish to adapt to your music.
- The following features are ONLY available in the HeavyM LIVE EDITION -
Welcome to the world of live performances!
All MIDI controllers will be compatible with HeavyM. You can control all the effects of the software with buttons, sliders and pads of any kind!
You could use local MIDI, OSC and ReWire protocols to play with the followed softwares :
Syphon and Spout are the two protocols that allow HeavyM to connect itself to softwares you might already use, in order to communicate with each other and increase the possibilities for the sake of greater, more good-looking projects.
For example, it will now be possible to connect HeavyM and Resolume to create a mapping in a few minutes and use a powerful live video mixing software.
Here, you can find the two different versions available for the campaign :
Our main goal is to make projection mapping more accessible to fields which have up until now given up on it, because of its complexity and the costs linked to the unfolding of this technique.
All the HeavyM Licenses include one year of online updates, and exclusive video tutorials.
Technical requirements :
- OS : Win 7 / Win 8 & Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10
- Hardware minimum configuration: Intel Core 2 Duo / 2GB of RAM / Intel HD Graphics
- Recommended : Intel Core i3 / 4 GB of RAM / nVidia Geforce
Risks and challenges
Since October 2014 and the launch of HeavyM's Beta version we have learned a lot. Developing a weighty/powerful graphic multiplatform application is not an easy task . Guarantying its good functioning on all of your computers, with all their specificities is quite complex as well. Thanks to your feedback and your implication in these last 8 months, we have now defined precise test scenarios in order to insure HeavyM would be the most stable, performing and diverting software possible.
The HeavyM Team is composed of talented informatics engineers , nonetheless the technical aspect does not make everything. In fact, our will being to propose the simples and diverting projection mapping experience possible, we are working on the software's ergonomic with designers. But once again, your critics were essential. You are the final users and your voice is the most determinant.
The second risk is the construction of a large amount of Olga structure kits. We have studied all the material eventualities: plastic, paper, cardboard… as well as all the fabrication options: handmade, laser cut, industrial cut… We have been using Olga for several months now, during our events and we are convinced that this kit is ready to be presented. We are working with manufacturers and suppliers that have already showed great competence and as of today we know we will be able to sell Olga at the displayed costs. Now, all we need is your support to start its fabrication.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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