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Rendering images from Audio to?
show user profile  Apocalypse Head
The title says it all. I have been looking for software that allows you to generate single frame images from a given audio file... So far no luck. Why you ask? well i was wondering what certain songs would look like if rendered.

I searched quite a bit on google, but all i get are results for encoders etc, or software that does the exact opposite. Any ideas????

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3/20/2009 12:20:21 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 12:20:21 PM)
show user profile  Idiotforaliving
connect a audio tulp connector to the av in on your tv? Iv seen i before, looks weird ;)

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3/20/2009 12:23:55 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 12:23:55 PM)
show user profile  Apocalypse Head
That makes sense and thanks :) but what im looking for is something entirely pc based and which i can then save... i figure if u can convert images to audio, there should be a way to do the reverse. again any other ideas?

(thanks again )

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3/20/2009 12:32:36 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 12:32:36 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Well since audio isn't visible, and images aren't audible, what you can achieve is either a:

weird interpretation of wrong type of signal in hardware (as idiot suggested, the tv is just converting anything it gets in a certain way, so if it gets something unknown, the results are unpredictable too)


visual interpretation of certain aspects of an audio file via a certain algorithm
winamps eq visualizer does that based on frequency
wmp visualisation does the same thing but renders colors, shapes, movement
you wanna see the whole song as 1 pic? download adobe audition trial, import your song, export as txt (which exports the frequency number for all the points in the songs waves), do a histogram in excel, create a graph from it.

What a song looks like? Well that's just a silly question. It's not quite convertable, examples above are all programed, so it can look like anything.

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3/20/2009 12:52:10 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 12:52:55 PM)
show user profile  Dmaxer
I wrote a small program that reads a wave file and outputs amplitude data for a given set of frequency bands , the max script reads that data and animates a set of objects using that data.
you could say its like a audio spectrum analyzer for 3D max , have a look on my website for more info.

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3/20/2009 1:24:49 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 1:24:49 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
If you have flash or flex u can grab the data from streaming or loaded audio content and continually update a byte array object, or basically use it in whatever way u want..

Basically depends how u want to visualise the data, for example using simple eq bars like you`d see bouncing up and down on a hifi, or use one of DMaxers scripts to make a rigged character perform different dance moves based on the signal..

Website | Blog | Contact | Vimeo

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3/20/2009 1:51:07 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 1:51:07 PM)
show user profile  Apocalypse Head
Horizon: Hehe silly question indeed, but thats the spirit of the whole thing :) Thanks for the advice though i dont think a graph is what im looking for. If youv tried AudioPaint ( heres the link ) you could say that you "hear" a picture (though i agree in certain programmed way). So im just looking for the inverse of that.

Dmaxer: Thanks! but that would result in an animation.. and i dont have max anymore.

edit ScotlandDave: you posted while i was replying to the earlier ones..

The first idea sounds promising, though given my lack of programming expertise, im not sure how to go about it.
The second one not so, cause id end up with effectively an EQ Visualiser of sorts. which i dont want. Thanks though!

I really do appreciate the advice guys, and though im begining to give up on the idea, once again thank you :)

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3/20/2009 2:05:57 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 2:25:25 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
AH are you referring to something like this?

(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!

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3/20/2009 4:02:31 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 4:02:31 PM)
show user profile  Philbert
I remember aphex twin hid some images in his tracks.

 Everybody`s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

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3/20/2009 5:23:39 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 5:23:39 PM)
show user profile  Toen
You can export sound files as images with Adobe Audition 3.0. You can then edit them in Photoshop or some other image editing program, and then import them back into Audtion as sound again. You can also just use Photoshop for example to make image files you want to use as sounds, and then import them into Audition as sounds
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3/20/2009 5:39:17 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 5:39:17 PM)
show user profile  Dmaxer
Philbert thats well cool :)

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3/20/2009 5:49:32 PM (last edit: 3/20/2009 5:49:32 PM)
show user profile  Apocalypse Head
Kajico: something simmilar and il give that a try.. but i think toen just gave me the answer

Philbert: I checked that out last night...but to do that you would have to start with a regular kind of defeats the purpose. Still is pretty cool.

Toen: Most excellent!!!!! i shall give that a try, and see what i end up with..thanks again man, didnt think it was possible.

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3/21/2009 6:23:28 AM (last edit: 3/21/2009 6:23:28 AM)
show user profile  VKotek
you mean an oscilloscope?

EDIT: nvm its spectogram

PS: Aphex's beats are strange
Vojtech Kotek

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3/21/2009 2:02:43 PM (last edit: 3/21/2009 2:05:06 PM)
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