Twitter Viewer for Resolume Avenue

This is a Flash based  Resolume Avenue plug-in to subscribe to any Twitter @name or perform a #hashtag search.  All twitter functions are linked to the Resolume dashboard! You can use sliders from the Resolume dashboard or MIDI hardware to set font sizes, font align (left, right, or center), font styles, letting and tracking… something Flash excels at.

To my great dismay, in June of 2013 Twitter decided to update its API and require OAuth authorization protocols. If you don’t know what that is, then you are lucky– it’s a fairly secure two step authorization procedure that makes standalone and 3rd party plugins like this one quite difficult to implement with limited user input (for instance, it’s a major headache to require a user to log in to Twitter in order to use this kind of plug-in). There was a ton of scrambling and hand-wringing on my part, but I finally got it working.

One of the most interesting uses I’ve heard of is a crew in the UK that had two parallel gigs running in different parts of London, and punters could send messages which would appear up on the screen as part of the visuals at the other gig, so the audience could have conversations between the two events!

You can load any twitter feed on-the-fly, and it will update automatically. I gave this presentation at the LPM festival in Rome, Italy in May of 2011 (www.liveperformersmeeting.net). There’s also a (very rough) tutorial here if you want to build one on your own!



3 responses to “Twitter Viewer for Resolume Avenue”

  1. Alex Spennesberger says:

    Dear MKUltra, dear Mr Medine,

    Hello Mr. Medine,

    I am Alex from Nuremberg/Germany and I’m crying the whole day. I work in a company for event engineering (don’t know the real english word for that, but i hope you will understand 😉 ) and my boss wants to show his clients what is possible with fascade mapping. I convinced him to use Resolume because i use it as a vj in some clubs of southern germany for a few years and i really love it. 3 years ago or so I saw your tutorial for your twitter flash plugin on vimeo.com and told him last week about that and what surprise – he wants it. So I spent the whole weekend to get it working, but it doesn’t…
    You wrote on http://ericmedine.com/twitter-viewer-for-resolume-avenue/ that you solved that problem. Is it still working?
    Is there any possibility to buy this plugin from you? You would save my day.

    With kind regards,
    Alex

  2. admin says:

    Hey Alex,
    yeah, Twitter keeps changing its authentication proceedures, I can’t keep up with my tutorials! Right now it uses OAuth, which is a two-factor authentication, and I haven’t added that step to my tutorial yet.

    However, I have a commercial plugin that I sell from my company website, TenTonRaygun.com. Here you go:
    http://tentonraygun.com/twitter-viewer/

    It includes source code so you can tweak the layout to fit your client’s specific configurations.

    Works on Mac/PC for both Resolume Avenue and Arena. Just make sure your versions of Resolume and Flash are current, and you should be good to go!

  3. Alex says:

    Thank you very much for your fast reply… it caused me such a headache and I’m glad to hear that i can buy it <3

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