Here’s tutorial that goes through the process of getting multiple layers of video out of VDMX b8 and into MadMapper.
You can grab the demo versions of both pieces of software here.
In this tutorial i will show you how to import 3 layers of video from VDMX into MadMapper.
Launch VDMX and create a new project with 3 layers in the workspace inspector.
In the workspace inspector highlight the Canvas/Main Output.
Change the Rez setting in Canvas/Output Control to 960 x 240
Add a preview window from the plugins tab, select main output and adjust to the correct aspect ratio.
Drag some files to your media bin then assign a clip to each layer.
Now you will notice that all your clips will be sat on top of each other in the preview window.
We need to change the X position for layers 1 and 3
Select layer 1 and change the X position to 0
Select layer 3 and change the X position to 640
Your output window should now look like this.
Click the plugin tab in the workspace inspector and create a Syphon Output then check the main output.
Open MadMapper. In the Media tab, double click “VDMX – Main Output”, which should be listed under the Syphon section.
The VDMX output will automatically appear in MadMapper’s Input view.
Since this VDMX composition is horizontal, I’ve switched the viewing orientation by click the switch icon (Command-Shift-O):
Now load a background picture to test the mapping setup. Go to Menu/View/Change Preview Background and load a suitable picture:
Go to the Surface Tab, and make a Quad primitive. Adjust the portion of input to be displayed on the quad in the Input View, and adjust the Quad positioning and perspective in the Output Preview.
Repeat the operation for the 2 other sides of the cube, each time selecting a different portion of the Input Media:
You now have a different footage on each side of the cube.
The procedure can be repeated for a more complex setup, while tweaking the flipping option of each quad, to give a more complex look: