Enthusiasm is a software framework to be implemented in support to the creation and production of drama-based information presentations. The framework consists of off-line editors and real-time applications.
Currently the development is focused on Tarta4D, the real-time 3D graphics visualization sub-module of the whole Enthusiasm architecture.
The Enthusiasm framework is the grounding base of the MESH software (Mise-en-scène Helper) [http://www.mesh-project.org]. Please, refer to the the MESH site for updated news and features.
Please, visit the WIKI for the latest, up-to-date, documentation about the project.
Feb 2010 - The project hasn't been abandoned. Just not enough time to news posting. We are currently heavily working on using the Tarta4D platform on the ATLAS project. Soon, a WIKI will be available.
Feb 2009 - In spite of the fact that no news are coming, we are constantly working on the project evolution. Few months ago we switched the name of the core rendering library from Tarta3D to Tarta4D, in order to underline major changes in the overall architecture. Tarta4D offers a very comfortable Java binding which has been already used for the Tabula Ex-Cambio multimedia project. See the Applications section below.
26 May 2008 - After a long time, released version alpha14. This version integrates many new features, including run-time colour filtering and some more features to move cameras and objects in the space.
7 Nov 2007 - Released version alpha13. This version integrates a physics engine, based on ODE.
5 Sett 2007 - Released version alpha12 of Tarta3D. This includes some bugfixes and the follow_path command, allowing nodes to move along pre-defined paths. Additionally a stop_all_score command has been added in order to more easily fully stop running installations.
The Tarta4D platform will be used in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 on the ATLAS project.
Dec 2008 - An early version of Tarta4D has been used for the project Tabula Ex-Cambio. This application has been quickly developed also thanks to the new Tarta4D Java binding. See a Video here:
Oct 2007 - A pre alpha13 version has been used to realize a multimedia installation for artist Andrea Gotti. The installation has been presented at the 1st Animamix Biennial, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai.
The installation consists in a self-playing biliard. Citing the author: "This is about competition in new Chinese society and the marks that are left in the social and architectural structure (Symbolised by a pool table, symbol of a noble and popular game, that should be able to survive changes but which is threatened by the anxiety to reach a goal: wealth)".
31 Aug 2007 - The current CVS version of Tarta3D has been used to renew the VEP project. Soon a new binary snapshot including all the new features. Meanwhile, have a look to the VEP Project Documentary on YouTube.
June 2007 - The alpha10 of Tarta3D (the graphics core of the Enthusiasm project) has been used to produce a VR-based pre-visualization of the project Orchestra Meccanica Marinetti (OMM).
Citing the site:
"Based on the Tambours du Bronx style (a famous industrial French drummers' band), Orchestra Meccanica Marinetti consists of ten drummer robots, playing "live" on steel bins, guided by a performer of a conductor. The movement and the work of the industries, that built up this city, are shown thanks to the interactive digital languages of contemporary age.
Called after the futurist poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, OMM is a project which is inspired by an ideal link between the Turin industrial past and its current transformation into a city of knowledge"