Solar Sails now available for 64-bit Linux, Windows, MacOS

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Solar Sails now available for 64-bit Linux, Windows, MacOS

Post by queries » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:26 am

Solar Sails lets you create and audition complex MetaModules quickly, then paste them directly into SunVox and use them immediately.

https://solar-sails.readthedocs.io/en/l ... lling.html

https://solar-sails.readthedocs.io/en/l ... arted.html

https://solar-sails.readthedocs.io/en/latest/mmck.html

Newer videos are in the works, including how to use it in conjunction with SunVox during composition. But here are some older demonstrations of it in use.




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Re: Solar Sails now available for 64-bit Linux, Windows, MacOS

Post by erikjms » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:34 am

Could you easily post some install or build instructions for Debian-based Linux or should I come back later? I happened upon the Metrasynth project while looking for easier ways to use just intonation in SunVox, and the tools look interesting but I have no idea where to begin.

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Re: Solar Sails now available for 64-bit Linux, Windows, MacOS

Post by queries » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:17 am

erikjms wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:34 am
Could you easily post some install or build instructions for Debian-based Linux or should I come back later? I happened upon the Metrasynth project while looking for easier ways to use just intonation in SunVox, and the tools look interesting but I have no idea where to begin.
I had these written out but had forgotten to put them into the installation doc. Here you go:

https://solar-sails.readthedocs.io/en/l ... python-3-6

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Re: Solar Sails now available for 64-bit Linux, Windows, MacOS

Post by erikjms » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:22 pm

Yay! Thank you. I will give these a go and see what happens.

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Re: Solar Sails now available for 64-bit Linux, Windows, MacOS

Post by erikjms » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:40 am

That worked without a hitch! For the curious, I am running AVLinux 2017 (I don't think 2018 has been released yet but I haven't checked..), which is based on Debian and borrows pieces from a few Debian distros, including Ubuntu.

As soon as I get the values worked out (and copied and pasted and copied and pasted etc etc) for a 5-limit 12-tone just intonation scale, I will generate a few. And look around to see what else can be done. :)

Is there an easy way to build solar sails with a light text/dark background interface? I can invert colors of course, but the rest of my desktop then gets very bright. For me it is actually painful to work with white background guis; for others it may be an aesthetic choice. Anyway, if it's complicated, nevermind. But if there are a few variables to change in the source code, I'd be wiling to try it out. I don't have much experience with Qt gui-building but it's never a bad time to start learning.

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Re: Solar Sails now available for 64-bit Linux, Windows, MacOS

Post by queries » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:35 am

Qt has CSS-like styling of widgets. Let's look into that as a way of theming. I'll let you know what I discover when I get a chance to dig into that. Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Solar Sails now available for 64-bit Linux, Windows, MacOS

Post by erikjms » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:51 am

Cool. Maybe I'll martial the attention span to work through a Qt tutorial or two in the meantime. I can usually hack CSS into some semblance of what I want.

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