- ein Semester
- April - Juli 2013
Veil is a musical instrument. Thin fabric spans in front of you; touch it, strum it, bend it, the fabric responds and generates a sound. A continuous feedback process happens between your movements and the simulated movements of the veil. It's an experiment - do today's improvements in input device accuracy allow for a new kind of virtual instrument, which relies on visual instead of acoustic feedback?
The veil reacts physically correct to strumming, bending, stroking and generates sounds from it. This allows for both playing ambient sounds as well as sharp and pointed tones.
Veil – an interface for virtuosity
Veil was built using Unity3D and a customized version of a Karplus Strong string synthesis.
Using the Leap Motion Controller allows for a very fluid and intuitive playing style.
The notes played can be output via Midi. There are several note layouts to choose from.
Using DX11 geometry shaders for rendering allows for a realistic woven appearance – a pattern, woven by code.