I have a project idea for interactive real-time video projection mapping. Is it possible to allow users to create animated designs in a program like Processing using a drawing tablet and then have it be projected in real-time as the animation is being created? It would be on one computer and tablet where users would switch off to contribute to the animation and projection. It would be projected on a flat surface on probably just one wall with 2D visuals.
I was originally thinking of using After Effects to allow people to create and interact with the animation, but that may need too much processing power since I want the animation to change as the pen’s coordinates and pressure changes on the tablet.
It would probably need a lot of scripting done. For the animation I was planning on animating shape layers in after effects using wiggle expressions. I was hoping the shapes could change if I programmed it with a drawing tablet. I’m just not entirely sure where to go with this and what software is the best to use and if using a drawing tablet even makes sense. I really want it to be interactive and unique. I know After Effects can be used in real-time with Millumin for projection mapping: https://vimeo.com/71524396 I’m not sure if Processing would be better or some other program.
I’m new to this site and started looking at the Video Effects and Compositing, would that work well for my idea? The real-time aspect and interactivity is very important to me. I have a Macbook Pro so I’m not sure if vvvv is the best choice for me…would Quartz Composer be better?
I hope this made sense. I’m happy to explain anything if you have questions! I appreciate any suggestions at all.