This is a tool I made earlier this year that I had been passing around privately among authors. Back then it was just a measly single Python script. Now, after some major upgrades, I am ready to release it publicly here on the forum.
Venuegen allows you to create a custom venue by placing MIDI notes on two tracks, one for camera and one for lighting/post-procs. The program will then generate the text events for you. This allows for a much more maintainable venue making process, as you can now see when every event is called more clearly and editing is just shifting MIDI notes.
It's a Python script using REAPER's API just like CAT. The setup is the same as setting up that tool, and it has a GUI you run from within REAPER.
Below is an example of the lighting I made for Algorithm. All the text events in the image were generated from the notes in the piano roll (click to see full size).
Other features of venuegen include:
- A new strobe note that can generate strobe effects of various speeds.
- Ability to fade between effects by putting space in between them.
- Note to generate a random but unique camera event.
- "Reverse" function to turn existing VENUE tracks to venuegen tracks.
And here is a list of all Reaper projects I have done, which right now is just venuegen and a basic tool to transfer Pro Guitar hand positions to left-hand animations.