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Visual Media with Pd and Gem

Pure Data (Pd) is an Open Source graphical programming environment for multimedia development similar to Max/MSP. It allows audio, graphic and physical media to be linked together. In this introductory workshop we look at the basics – what is Pd, who uses it, and how to operate the software, including the interface, available functions (objects) and programming techniques. The second half of the workshop is structured around Gem, a library of video and graphic tools used in Pd to create dynamic visuals, useful for VJs, interactive videos, installations and motion graphics.


Download the Interactive Tutorial

Pure-Data Documentation Project Introduction

Pure-Data Documentation Project Visual Media

Download the Lecture in PDF format


Pure-Data Links

Download PD Mac OSX Installer for Workshop (PixelTANGO)
Example Patches



Previous Workshops:


Interaccess Workshop June 2005: Any OS, Lecture in PDF
Artengine Workshop May 2005: Any OS, Lecture in PDF

PixelACHE 2005 PixelTANGO Workshop: Any OS (pixelACHE 2005 April 2005 - Helsinki)
PixelTANGO Workshop: Any OS (Interaccess March 2005)
Interactive PD Lecture: Linux/OSX , win32 , PDF
Pd/Gem & Metaphorical Networks Flash , PDF (Interaccess Jan 2005)
Advanced-Workshop (SAT 2003): Linux/OSX , win32