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bangnoise
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This isn’t as easy as it should be…

EDIT: YES IT IS – GRANDVJ NOW SUPPORTS SYPHON NATIVELY, IGNORE THIS THREAD

I’ve made a Quartz Composer effect you can use to get a Syphon Server running in GrandVJ. Download it from here (removed, GrandVJ now supports Syphon natively). Because GrandVJ uses the Quartz Composer “Image Effect” protocol, which restricts the sort of patches you can use in an effect, I’ve had to use a Render In Image patch to draw the input image and send it out via Syphon. This is probably a bit of a slowdown – maybe someone has a better idea to get around that…

Install that file in ~/Library/Application Support/ArKaos/GrandVJ/Quartz Composer/Effects and it will show up in the Effects tab of GrandVJ under “Quartz Composer (User)”.

I don’t know if you can have an effect on the output in synth mode, rather than on an individual clip (I’ve never used GrandVJ), but it works fine in mixer mode – put the effect on a layer above everything else you’re triggering, and you’ll see it appear in MadMapper.