10/20/97 11:00 PM
Subject: MAX Digest - 19 Oct 1997 to 20 Oct
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 6 messages totalling 121 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Quicktime VR
  2. MAX Digest - 17 Oct 1997 to 18 Oct 1997
  3. Counter/Urn (was:Power Computing Compatability)
  4. spotlight control
  5. endianess
  6. Max control of DAT


Date:    Mon, 20 Oct 1997 07:14:54 -0700
From:    Mark Dumas 
Subject: Quicktime VR

Does anyone know of or have a Quicktime VR object?  Not that I have a
particularly inspired app for it, but MAX gets ya to thinking...


Date:    Mon, 20 Oct 1997 12:17:29 -0400
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 17 Oct 1997 to 18 Oct 1997

On Sun, 19 Oct 1997, Arne Eigenfeldt  spake:
> Is there a known problem with Max and Power Computing machines? I recently
> bought a PowerCenter 180, and simply trying to open a subpatcher in Max
> causes the computer to freeze. The patch itself is quite large, but the
> same subpatcher opens fine on my Powerbook 5300.
> Memory is no problem, with at least 4MB free after loading the main patch.
> Both computers are running System 7.6.2. The Max version I am using is
> (blush) 2.5.2.

I've been using a PowerCenter 210 and Max since the summer with no
problems like that.

        /t (Tom Ritchford)


Date:    Mon, 20 Oct 1997 12:07:40 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Counter/Urn (was:Power Computing Compatability)

> Alex Noyes:
>By the way, I seem
>to remember someone had created versions of the counter and urn objects
>that sends out bangs when their maximums are reached (unlike the budled
>objects which wait till the next input to do so).

Urn is a different story, but with counter, why can't you just use a sele=
set to one less than the maximum to anticipate the reaching of the maximu=
on the _next_ bang?

Stephen Kay


Date:    Mon, 20 Oct 1997 13:57:58 -0500
From:    David Bianciardi 
Subject: Re: spotlight control

>From:    Alex Noyes 
>Subject: Power Computing compatibility etc...

>Also does anyone know what the most economical way to
>control 1 single spotlight from Max/MIDI?

do you just have to turn it on and off or dim it?  are you also needing to
move it?  spotlights also have colors and irises, will they be controlled?
do you have dmx or analog dimmers available?

there are quite a few options.  in general, i'd say spotlights are tough,
and by the time you're done interfacing to its various functions, you're
better off with a moving light/beam projector and a cheap MIDI or RS232 to
DMX box.  then you assign some continuous controllers to DMX channels to
control all the various functions; pan, tilt, color, iris, gobo, etc...
the user interface is then up to you.  and automation is as easy as a seq
object or whatever.

David Bianciardi          
        IDRC ||| 467 Greenwich St ||| NYC, NY 10013 ||| 800.767.8414


Date:    Mon, 20 Oct 1997 17:13:46 -0700
From:    Issac Roth 
Subject: Re: endianess

This is a thank you note.

> Issac Roth asks:
> >Does anyone have an object that can do single byte bit-flips?
> >Is there a way to do this arithmetically that I'm forgetting?
> >
> >Basically, I'm trying to use the serial object to talk to a little-endian
> >device, one byte at a time, and all the bytes come in bitwise backwards
> >what I think they should be.

After lots of struggle, I realized that what I really needed to do was swap
two four-bit nybbles within a byte. (01001101 -> 11010100) What a bizarre

Anyhow, I now have an eight-bit-flipper implemented as an algorithm (thank
David Z.) and as a lookup table, as well as various nybble-flippers and
things if anyone cares to see them.

I appreciate all of your help,



Date:    Mon, 20 Oct 1997 22:40:52 -0400
From:    Trip Khalaf 
Subject: Max control of DAT

Has anyone out there found a DAT player and CD player (not an internal one)
that can be controlled by Max ? If so, how about a patcher to do it.


Trip Khalaf


End of MAX Digest - 19 Oct 1997 to 20 Oct 1997