MIDI Driver script is yet another attempt to create a tool aiding the creation of music-driven animations in Blender. What makes this script different from the previous solutions? The script allows you to use a previously defined IPOs or Actions as an animation of every occurrence of a selected note from a MIDI sequence. Except that, you can:
- view the structure of the MIDI sequence
- select notes manually or automatically, according to their properties.
- enhance the created animation ex. by using the velocity to vary the “expression” of the animation
Here are some examples of the MIDI Driver usage:
(visit my MIDI-driven animations thread for more)
Do you like it? Well, then go to the MIDI Driver homepage to download the script and the script’s manual.
The current version of the script is 0.72 for Blender 2.49b (Python construction downgrade for Mac Blender <not fully tested>, some corrections in offset-increment selection).
The version for Blender 2.5x is on the way.
Let me know, if you have created something interesting with the help of the MIDI Driver. Share your results here. Do not hesitate to post your suggestions for improvements in future versions of the script.
Still, nothing’s perfect – if you encounter a bug, post the bug info here or contact me directly. A blend file and the utilised MIDI file enclosed to the post may come handy to determine the bug cause. Remember, however, to read the manual first – maybe there is already a solution to your problem.