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Subject: MAX Digest - 19 Jan 1997 to 20 Jan
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There are 6 messages totalling 156 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Tresh Object (2)
  2. QuickTime Movies
  3. MAX Digest - 18 Jan 1997 to 19 Jan 1997
  4. Yikes! 3.5 patch-cord mutiny
  5. Max List Archive?

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Date:    Mon, 20 Jan 1997 16:06:49 +1100
From:    Garth Paine 
Subject: Tresh Object

Dear Maxers,

Can anyone tell me if there is another version of the Tresh Object which
will not output anything unless all elements of the argument are recieved
in the correct order.

Ie.  Using Tresh at the moment;

if the argument is 18 19,

It will output 18, if 18 is all it gets, or 19, if 19 is all it gets.  I
want it to wait until it has 18 and 19 and then output.  and I want to set
up two objects to tell the difference between recieving 18, 19  or  19,18.

Any Suggestions?

I want to be able to tell if somone enters my installation or leaves it.  I
am using 2 light beams and thought I could use the sequence 18, 19 to
indicate entry and 19,18 to indicate exit.  But it's not as easy as it
looks.

Thanks for your thoughts,  Garth

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Date:    Mon, 20 Jan 1997 01:27:12 -0600
From:    Ken Gregory 
Subject: Re: QuickTime Movies

Hi Jeff,
You can't change the size of QT movies in Max. The thing to do is make them
larger when you digitize them. Or use an editor to make them larger. You
will need a Mac with AV(audio/video) in/out and movie recorder/player
software with a scaling function. There are many available. You will find
that scaling the QT movies larger changes the apparent playback speed of
them(slower), especially full screen. You can use the data compression
features of the software to improve the playback but with loss of picture
resolution. You can experiment with the different compression /digitization
settings to find a  good balance.
You'll also find that making the movies larger also consumes lot's of RAM
space; with HD storage and playback in Max. Increase the amount of RAM
space Max uses to as much as possible. Click on the Max application icon
once, get info and change the prefered size.
   After you import the QT movie into your Max patch, click and drag on the
lower right hand corner of the movie window to expand the window size.
After you save the patch the window size will be remembered.
  Playing full size QT movies with Max and doing any other than simple
processing requires a lot of RAM space and a lot of CPU processing time.
You basically need the fastest Mac you can get your hands on and you may
never get the results you might want. If this is the case, you may want to
transfer your video to laser disc and have Max opeate the laser disc player
sending the commands via a serial port from the serial object in Max.

Hope this helps. Good luck,
ken

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>Has anyone worked with QT movies in MAX?  I am able to open and play movie
>files in MAX but I would like them to go full screen to be ported out to a
>projector.  The resolution is not good.  Is there a way to double the
>resolution size within MAX?  Probably not.
>

Ken Gregory   kgregory@pangea.ca
ph. 204-942-7510                fax 204-942-1555
704-138 Portage Ave. East,  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  R3B 1G7

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Date:    Mon, 20 Jan 1997 09:07:52 +0100
From:    Jeffrey Burns 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 18 Jan 1997 to 19 Jan 1997

Jeff Krieger asked on 19 Jan 1997:

>Has anyone worked with QT movies in MAX?  I am able to open and play movie
>files in MAX but I would like them to go full screen to be ported out to a
>projector.  The resolution is not good.  Is there a way to double the
>resolution size within MAX?  Probably not.

I have made movies by preparing single photos in Photoshop at 800 x 600 and
combining them to a movie, using the ConvertToMovie DA with "animation"
compression. To control them, I have used some commands like "resume",
which are in the movie help file but not in the Max manual. Maxplay 3.5 is
a little faster, but, generally, I can't get these big photos to run faster
than 3 frames per second, even after defragmenting the movie file on by
harddisc.

Jeff Burns

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Date:    Mon, 20 Jan 1997 09:43:35 +0100
From:    Tom Mays 
Subject: Re: Tresh Object

>>It will output 18, if 18 is all it gets, or 19, if 19 is all it gets.  I
want it to wait until it has 18 and 19 and then output.  and I want to set
up two objects to tell the difference between recieving 18, 19  or  19,18.
<<

No need to use thresh. 'match 18 19' will output
the list [18 19] when 18 and 19 are received individually in that order.
You can simply trigger a bang with that, and voila. By deduction, 'match 19
18'
for the other direction.

tm

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Date:    Mon, 20 Jan 1997 09:49:15 +0100
From:    Tom Mays 
Subject: Re: Yikes! 3.5 patch-cord mutiny

Try using the 'delete' key on the selected patchcords...

tm

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Date:    Sun, 19 Jan 1997 11:35:52 -0600
From:    Michael Sweet 
Subject: Re: Max List Archive?

Art Simon wrote:

>I seem to recall that there is an unofficial Max List Archive
>somewhere.  I would greatly appreciate it if someone would post the full
>address of this site.

You can find the Max List Archive at the following ftp site:
serial.music.uiowa.edu in the /pub/max folder.

--Michael Sweet

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