On Lunes, 3 de Octubre de 2011 13:45:15 usted escribi=F3:
Thx for your interest.
There are a lots of keybindings controls in lebiniou, I believe it's a real=
good solution for live oriented showcases. Take a look at the manual
Le Biniou - User's manual
Le Biniou is made of a set of plugins (nearly one hundred), that produce=20
various graphic effects, depending on a source input (usually, your=20
There are several types of plugins:
Input plugins (sound inputs: OSS, ALSA, PulseAudion, etc.)
Drawing plugins (oscilloscopes, screensaver effects, etc.)
Filtering plugins (blurs, distortions, etc.)
Image plugins (that use a background image)
Color plugins (modify the current colormap)
These plugins can be selected and organized in a particular order, forming=
Sequences can be created by the user (in the interactive mode), or by Le=20
Biniou's Artificial Intelligence (in the automatic mode).
Le Biniou has an integrated On Screen Display (OSD), that shows you what's=
going on, and acts as a User Interface to select, organize or reorder plugi=
when you're in the interactive mode.
By default, Le Biniou starts in automatic mode, without OSD.
Le Biniou can randomly pick between many different colormaps and background=
pictures, allowing evolving rendering effects.
There are also three "auto-modes", that will randomly change the current=20
sequence between user-defined and/or Le Biniou-generated ones.
Keyboard controls will be shown like this: "Hit the [space] key".
Starting Le Biniou
Le Biniou can be started by:
the Applications/Sound&Video menu
using the command line
Using the command line, you can activate specific options, like the display=
mode (window size, full-screen, etc.), the input source to use, which On=20
Screen Display mode to activate, and more.
Please refer to the "Command line options" section for more informations.
Options can also be set with a user-defined configuration file.
Essential keyboard controls
Switch full-screen on/off using the [f] key
Cycle through OSD modes using the [o] key. Available modes are:
Off (default mode)
Simple: displays system information, auto-modes, current sequence,=
Full: same as Simple, also shows the plugin list, and the selected=
Full (2): same as Full, but uses a black (instead of transparent)=20
Exit Le Biniou with [Shift-q]
Exit Le Biniou, saving the current sequence with [Shift-x]. This sequen=
will be activated next time you start Le Biniou.
Note: user-defined sequences are saved in your ".lebiniou/sequences/"=20
Take a screenshot with [Shift-PRINT]
Note: screenshots are saved in your ".lebiniou/screenshots/" folder.
When started, Le Biniou will create a new sequence regularly using it's=20
Artificial Intelligence engine. Stop this mode by hitting [ESCAPE].
Hit [BACKSPACE] to make the AI create a new sequence.
Hit [p] or [Shift-p] to switch between the different random modes:
Select random user sequences
Select random AI sequences
Select random user and AI sequences
If the OSD is activated, a progress bar on the right will show you the time=
remaining until Le Biniou creates a new sequence.
At some point, you may want to create your own sequences. We will show you =
to do this with a complete example.
To create new sequences, it is recommended to set the OSD in full mode (so=
that you can see the sequence, the plugin list and their description), and =
course to turn Automatic Mode off (using [ESCAPE]).
Essential keyboard controls
Use [e]/[r] to cycle through the colormaps
Use [t] to randomly pick one
Use [Ctrl-t] to switch "random colormaps mode" on/off.
In this mode, Le Biniou will change colormaps every few seconds
Show or hide the current colormap using [Alt-c]
Use [y]/[u] to cycle through the pictures
Use [i] to randomly pick one
Use [Ctrl-i] to switch "random pictures mode" on/off.
In this mode, Le Biniou will change pictures every few seconds
Your first sequence
To start from the begining, use [Shift-z] to remove all the plugins, and [n=
to clear the screen.
Note: In the top-left part of the OSD, the sequence will have the name=20
First, add a plugin: find the "rotors" plugin in the list and add it to=
Use [UP]/[DOWN] to navigate through the list, and [RETURN] to add or=20
remove the plugin.
Use [PAGEUP]/[PAGEDOWN] to scroll faster in the list.
Now, add a filtering effect: find the "blur2" plugin and add it.
New plugins will be added at the end of the sequence (except a few=20
plugins, like the "clear" plugin, that will be added at the front).
Then, change the colormap (using the controls described before) to one=
that pleases you.
Finally, add a plugin that reacts to the sound, for example, the "X=20
oscillo stereo" plugin.
You can save your newly created sequence using [Ctrl-s].
=46rom now on, the sequence will have a name (the timestamp you saved it), =
It will be saved in your ".lebiniou/sequences/" folder under the name=20
Later, you can rename this file to a suitable name, eg "My cool sequence.xm=
This new name will be displayed in the OSD.
You can overwrite an existing sequence using [Ctrl-u] (the name will not be=
When you have several sequences, you can cycle through them using [Shift-LE=
pick one at random using [Shift-BACKSPACE], and use them in the Automatic=20
Reorganizing the sequence
You can change the plugins order in the sequence:
Use [Shift-UP]/[Shift-DOWN] to select a plugin in the sequence (the=20
selected plugin will have an arrow before it's name)
Use [Ctrl-UP]/[Ctrl-DOWN] to move the selected plugin up/down in the=20
Example sequences are available, install them by issuing the following comm=
in your home directory:
$ tar xvfz /usr/share/doc/lebiniou-data/examples/sequences.tar.gz
You can bind sequences to the function keys to organize and quickly activat=
them. You are given 12 "banksets", each bankset contains 12 "banks" that ca=
be mapped to sequences.
Select a bankset using [Ctrl-F1]..[Ctrl-F10]
Store the current sequence in a bank using [Shift-F1]..[Shift-F12]
Recall a stored sequence from a bank using [F1]..[F12]
Save the current bindings with [Ctrl-b]
Note: the banks are saved in the ".lebiniou/banks.xml" file.
Command line options
Display the list of available input/output plugins with:
$ lebiniou -h
Use "-i " to select the input plugin.
Use "-o " to select the output plugin.
You can permanently set options in a configuration file (.lebiniourc), inst=
this file by issuing the following command:
$ cp /usr/share/doc/lebiniou/examples/lebiniourc ~/.lebiniourc
Then edit to set your preferences.
Some plugins (eg: the "galaxy" plugin) operate in 3D.
Use [Alt-b] to display a bounding shape (cube, sphere, wired sphere, or=
Drag and drop the mouse to rotate the 3D view
Use the mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Hit [Alt-r] to toggle 3D rotations on/off
Use [Alt-m] to show/hide the mouse cursor
Use [k] and [Shift-k] to adjust the desired frame rate
[Shift-n] will fill the screen with random pixels
There are others VJ oriented softwares running on linux:
veejay (gveejay reloaded), lives, pure data & externals, gephex (seems=20
discontinued), freej ... I probably missed some ...
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