Welcome to STRUCTURE, a visual generator module. Thinking about getting STRUCTURE? Be sure to checkout the detailed overview.
WHAT IS STRUCTURE?
New to STRUCTURE and wanting to get started? Here is a link to the GETTING STARTED guide that ships with STRUCTURE. We update this document every few releases to talk about all the latest additions to the firmware. Also, be sure to add the STRUCTURE USER GROUP if you are on Facebook!
Ready to get deeper into what STRUCTURE can do? Be sure to check out the USER GUIDE, our living document that serves as both a reference and a guide to working with STRUCTURE. If there is something you’d like to see not listed or explained, send us a message and we’ll get that topic updated.
We are constantly adding new features to STRUCTURE, so make sure you have the latest and greatest FIRMWARE that is available. It’s really easy to update using the from SDCard. We also often release videos on major updates so be sure to check out our YouTube channel below.
Want to create your own generators or effects? Be sure to check out our videos that explain how to write GLSL shaders, and, how to use them with STRUCTURE. And remember, if you run into any trouble, send us a message and we’ll help get your shader going!
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We have a variety of videos on STRUCTURE including an introduction to how it works, advanced topics, new features, example material, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a collection of popular questions we’ve been asked that will send you to the appropriate section of the user guide. If you think there is a topic not covered here, let us know!
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HOW DO I FORMAT AN SDCARD TO WORK WITH STRUCTURE?
HOW DO I CREATE MY OWN 3D OBJECTS?
HOW DO I CONVERT VIDEO IN AND OUT OF STRUCTURE INTO DIFFERENT FORMATS?
HOW DO I CREATE VIDEOS FOR THE CLIP NODE?
HOW DO I CREATE IMAGES FOR THE IMG NODE?
HOW DO I ADD TEXT OR FONTS FOR THE TXT NODE?
POWER BRICK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL +12V
Having an issue? Check here to see if any of these help.
VIDEO IN NOT WORKING
NOT SEEING AND VIDEO OUTPUT, ITS ALL BLACK : By default, MACRO 1 is assigned to Video Output Brightness. When all the way dark, the word “**BLACKOUT** will appear on the preview screen (knob turned all the way counter clock-wise). If you’re not seeing any video out and you’ve verified your video out cable and destination are working correctly, make sure your MACRO 1 knob (top right corner of STRUCTURE) is all the way clock-wise (~2:00 position)
Once you create your own CLIPS or IMAGES on the front SDCard, you won’t be able to see the default files that are built in. If you’d like to still use those files, you can download them from here.
Unless otherwise stated within a shader file, the default license for shaders written by us or others that come with STRUCTURE are under “Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.” When you purchase STRUCTURE, you are not buying the included shaders, only the hardware platform used to run them. All shaders are available to download from the http://glsl.erogenous-tones.com website.
Inside the shader files, where applicable, we have included a link to the shader source used as the starting point to the included ports.
We’ve gone through the process of modifying the shaders to work with the input/output configuration of STRUCTURE’s hardware, and/or, reduced the CPU load to make them compatible with STRUCTURE’s performance metrics. In addition, we’ve added parameters inserted into the shader algorithms to make them modulatable within the STRUCTURE platform.
Any use of the shaders is governed by the above mentioned license, which you can read about here.