Half of our team members are passionate about music and the other half are passionate about art, so we combined our interests into a project that everyone had a part in.
What it does
Connect your computer to a MIDI keyboard and begin playing. On the screen, you'll see our visual representations of the notes you play, ordered by colour, distance, and size.
How I built it
We coded it with C# in Unity and animated our own 3D models in Maya. it's connected to a MIDI keyboard and is built to be a VR experience.
Challenges I ran into
We ran into several issues with unavailable plug-ins when handling MIDI in Unity. Also, exporting animations from Maya to Unity wouldn't work, so we had to find alternative solutions.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We're super proud of our idea and how quickly we were able to get certain aspects to the project together.
What I learned
We learned a lot about using plug-ins with Unity and 3D modelling, some things we loved and some things we want to avoid in the future.
What's next for Bloom
More flower variations/models and a stronger relationship between the notes played and the visuals that you see.