PCO (Paddle Controlled Oscillator)

Conceived of as a videogame LFO, PCO produces surprisingly complex patterns with just a ball generator and two paddles. For a simple LFO, use the Ball X/Y outputs. For psychedelic insanity, patch a clock or metronome into the ball generator, and modulate the initial ball angle, position, and color.

Download: Mac, Linux, Windows
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Life Sequencer

Life Sequencer is illucia's rhythmic heart. It is a step sequencer where you build patterns with falling tetromino blocks. You can also remix your patterns using Conway's Game of Life. It works great as a master clock for the illucia system, and pairs excellently with music software.

Download: Mac (with embedded Java), Linux, Windows
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War Machine

Ever want to have a thousand missiles rain from the sky while you destroy them with explosions that sample colors from paintings? War Machine has you covered. Blow up missles, and use the explosion coordinates to modulate other programs. Control the X&Y coordinates of the crosshairs with 2 knobs for a very strange etch-a-sketch plotter.

Download: Mac, Linux, Windows
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Paper Cup

Paper Cup is a text editor with OSC patch points. Cut, copy, paste, font size, font color, text selection and more are all remotely controllable. Why not make a videogame remix an essay? Why not make a drum machine do beat poetry?

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Pointl turns images into typographic pointillism (by rendering the pixels of an image with letterforms). It is a very simple Processing sketch template that currently cycles through different images using OSC. You can also trigger it to sample & broadcast the color at a given coordinate (this pairs great with War Machine).

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Stand Stijl

Stand Stijl is a text toy inspired by the work of Piet Mondrian . It lets you move words around generative grids of rectangles and has a few color&draw modes.

Download: Mac, Linux, Windows
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Hermes is an illucia-friendly game development library for Processing. It natively supports OSC, collision detection, physics, animated sprites, and more. Hermes was created in collaboration with Sam Eilertsen, Jen Kovnats, Ryan Lester (who now actively maintains the library on github).

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illucia Connect

illucia Connect is for illucia hardware users. It lets your computer communicate with the illucia dtr patchbay. For full instructions, see the hardware user guide.

Download: Mac (10.8 and below), Mac (10.9+), Linux, Windows
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