Hypnotic Visual Maker
The Hypnotic Visual Maker lets you create your own customized visuals for the induction screen, with an enormous amount of flexibility.
First, notice the Color Tunnel, Spiral, Custom Objects, and Grock Tunnel tabs on the top left of the screen. Click on the one that you want to create.
Timer Speed (higher is slower)
This slider changes the speed of the custom visual.
This button resets the current visual to the default values.
The ColorTunnel is also available as a separate program.
At the top of the window, you'll notice a list of Demo Presets. Click on one to see the incredible effect.
This slider changes the overall size of the tunnel
This slider changes the distance between the tunnel's lines, making the colors denser or sparser
This slider changes the size of the tunnel's lines, which is the same as the Thicker and Thinner buttons for the spiral.
Color Cycle Multiplier
This increases or decreases the amount of colors drawn
Lock Color Scrollbars
This locks the Color Cycle Speed scrollbars right below it, so that they stay synchronized
This changes the direction of the tunnel; by default the colors go inward, and by clicking this you can make them go outward.
Color Cycle Speed (Red/Green/Blue)
These sliders change the color cycling speed of each color
Color Spectrum Limits
This section changes the color limits of each color cycler. First choose either Red, Green or Blue. Then select a color value with the slider below it. Once you have the color selected, choose either Set Lower Bound or Set Upper bound to set either the lower or upper color limit.
At the top of the window, the values of these options are shown.
Here is a sample of the color tunnel in action:
This slider lets you change the size of the spiral, and lets you zoom in and out to find a size and look that you like.
This slider changes the width of the spiral
This slider changes the height of the spiral
Changes the maximum number of points plotted during each cycle, which will change the size of the spiral.
This slider changes the spiral's update interval, according to the speed on the Position Scale (below). Lowering the value will allow a slower, smoother movement, and raising it will allow a more rapid movement.
Thicker and Thinner
These buttons make the spiral lines thicker and thinner
Click this button to change the spiral's color, which will only work if Auto Cycle Colors is unchecked. This will pop up a color selector dialog.
Auto Cycle Colors
If this is checked, the spiral will automatically change colors. If it in unchecked, the color chosen by clicking the Choose Color button will be used.
This slider shows the spiral's current position on it's position/animation scale.
Set Low and Set High
By default the spiral goes through the entire position scale. To make it only use a certain area of the scale, select the starting position with the slider and click Set Low. Then, select the ending position and click Set High. The set positions are displayed below each.
Moves forward on the position scale 1 point.
Moves backward on the position scale 1 point.
Changes the direction that the animation moves along the scale.
Select this for the spiral to move through the entire position scale automatically.
Select this for the spiral to only move through the position scale area set by the Set Low and Set High buttons.
Select this to stop the movement of the spiral
When this is checked, the spiral will move through the position scale (either the whole or the user-defined area), and when it reaches the end, it will jump to the beginning and continue (loop). When this is unchecked, and it reaches the end, it will start moving backwards along the position scale until it reaches the start, and then will continue forward.
Check this to invert the spiral.
When this is checked, the value of the Inverse check box will be changed whenever the spiral reaches either end of the position scale.
Here's a picture of a custom spiral in action:
The Custom Objects system allows the user to create their own shape-based animations instead of just using the Color Tunnel or Spiral sections.
This lists the available objects. There are 10 maximum. Click on one to select it, and it's settings will be shown in all the other areas.
This selects the shape of the object.
This selects the type of background the object should have. The # checkbox selects this for color changes (see the Animation section below)
This selects the object's draw mode. This is only for advanced users only.
Name, Size and Position
This section lets you set the object's name, vertical and horizontal positions, and height and width.
This selects the fill color for the object, and the type of fill. The # checkbox selects this for color changes (see the Animation section below)
This selects the border color of the object, the border type, and the border width. The # checkbox selects this for color changes (see the Animation section below)
This section determines how the object should animate.
Makes the object flash on and off. The Flash Duration slider sets the flashing speed.
This makes the shape change to another shape. The Shape Duration slider sets the shape changing speed.
This makes the shape change colors. The color to change is selected by one of the # checkboxes in the above sections. The Color Duration slider sets the color changing speed.
This is the alternate color to use.
Shape to Change To
This sets the shape type to change to. The values for this are the same as the Object Type section above.
Here is an example of the Custom Objects system being used to recreate the "Hypnotic Eye" effect from the movie The Hypnotic Eye:
Grock Tunnel is a remake of the Grock hypnosis software program. It creates
an animated tunnel-based induction system with phrases and tones.
The word list files are simply text files with lists of words, and two script variables can be used in them: %name% and %trigger%. These files are stored in the "wordlists" folder.
In the Shape Style section, select the type of shape you want to use.
Two colors are shown; click on one of them to change them. On the right side, you'll see:
Single Color (#1)
This option makes Grock Tunnel only use the first color shown in this section.
Select this to alternate between the first and second colors.
This option will randomly generate colors for the tunnel.
This lets you enable or disable the fade effect, and is only available for Alternating Colors and Random.
This changes the thickness of each shape drawn
Changes the number of shapes drawn, without stretching them out to fit in the window
Horizontal Size Change
This determines the amount of space horizontally between each shape
Vertical Size Change
This changes the amount of space vertically between each shape
Text and Tone Parameters
This allows you to change the font of the displayed text
Set Text Color
This changes the color of the text
Set Back Color
This sets the color of the background
This turns on and off the visible text.
If the text is off, the screen will not automatically clear after every word; try also unchecking Enable Fade for a good example.
Note that even if this is unchecked, the program will still read the text from the file, and stop when it reaches the end. To prevent it from stopping, check the Loop Text box.
This turns on and off the audible tones
If checked, the sound card will be used for the tones. Otherwise the PC speaker will be used.
This is the frequency (in hertz) for the tones to start at, at the beginning of the session (or script)
This is the frequency (in hertz) for the tones to finish at, at the end of the session (or script)
If this is checked, the text file will loop. If it's unchecked, the session will end when the wordlist file ends.
This changes the volume of the tones
This changes the length or duration of each tone in milliseconds
Sine, Square, Triangle, PointSine
These change the type of tone wave. See the Brainwave Synchronizer section for more information.
Number of Shapes
This sets the number of shapes drawn on the screen, and stretches them to fit in the window
Circles being used, and stretched horizontally: