In the first was the instant gratification to make mysterious lights accompany the music.
This one is a step back in regards to entertainment but a first step towards something more exciting...
To go to the post regarding the first tutorial go here:
To get a first walkthrough of Pixilang go here:
In both videos he opens a window in the beginning which looks different in some computers/devices and he starts the application by writing something that consequently opens Pixilang. If you get confused by this go look above and go to the post above that is linked-
and you will see the more "normal" menu.
Also when he shows code it is in a black editor window and as I mentioned in the first tutorial it is not the window that pops up if you use Pixilang and it is not for editing the code it just shows the execution of the code. To see the code you have to use a text editor that you write the code in.
I use one called notepad++ it is for free and can be downloaded here:
This text editor will look differently than the one Muramatsu uses but the code is the same.
This must be a little bit funny to read this if you are a programmer because in the world of programming this stuff is for babies. But the idea is to make it as clear as possible for a total novice. A week ago I did not understand any of this- total gobblegock... Going through the first tutorial understood slightly more and yesterday started to go through a book regarding programming for ten to twelve year olds just to be able to use Pixilang as it is becoming a new obsession of mine (my oh my, my poor family and friends!). Hopefully my head will be able to transmit to you the same learning process and inspire people to make more contributions...
As said in yesterday's post it is really interesting to be able to make other peoples code work directly on your device or just learn to manipulate existing code or write simple small programs for instant sound / image gratification.
Okay soooo much reading and so little action...
Just one last thing that was a little bit confusing in the video to make the music play you first go to the boot file that you download that Muramatsu precompiled so SunVox files can be opened directly which you see in the video (you can download the file in the end of the post). This opens Pixilang and you get to the menu to make music play by opening a SunVox song of your choosing... The idea is that you look at the code when you are seeing the videos to see where changes are made. And on last last thing after the video put the diagram as it is hard to see in the video also included in the download file...