Subject: MAX Digest - 14 Nov 1997 to 15 Nov 1997
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 00:01:04 -0500
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There are 6 messages totalling 170 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Change of website
  2. QT, Director,  Quickdraw 3D and MAX ?
  3. MAX Digest - 13 Nov 1997 to 14 Nov 1997 - Miro/Qt
  4. I am now a Power Mac man (2)
  5. note on and off messages

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Date:    Fri, 14 Nov 1997 10:03:19 +0100
From:    "Dr. K@rlheinz Essl" 
Subject: Change of website

Dear friends!

I just want to inform you that my website has changed its URL to:

                        http://www.essl.at/

Please update your bookmarks.

Cordially,

Dr. K@rlheinz Essl - Composer
SAMT - Studio for Advanced Music & Media Technology
Bruckner-Conservatory (Linz / Austria)

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                ATTENTION - my personal website has moved to:
                             http://www.essl.at/

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Date:    Sat, 15 Nov 1997 16:02:14 +0100
From:    Isabelle Jenniches 
Subject: QT, Director,  Quickdraw 3D and MAX ?

dear all,
thnx a lot for reacting on my QT question --summing up the various answers
and taking into account what I learned from studying the archive ( great
and very helpful, Jon! ) it seems that everybody has an own way of dealing
with it, so I'll set out to find mine with the help of these useful tips
and let you know when I got there --of special interest was to me what
Johnny wrote about MAX and Director

>Another, more involved method is to pass MIDI messages to a more robust QT
>application like Macromedia Director.  This requires a third party MIDI
>extension to Director/Lingo such as HyperMIDI.  The Director environment
>offers you alot more options for graphics control, and the major difference
>in QT playback performance is that Director allows QT to play "Direct to
>Screen" meaning that playback bypasses software and goes directly from disk
>to screen.  (but you can still control it).

can you then use also the interactive features of Director? is that what
you mean by more options for graphics control? and , silly question, but is
there another way of using Director with MAX, without having to buy a
HyperMidi card?

then, well this may stay a wish, but what about Quickdraw3D and MAX?
anybody ever...? boy, it would be so *cool*...maybe s.th. for another cat
around ;-)

best isa

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Date:    Sat, 15 Nov 1997 19:42:00 +0100
From:    "Philippe Montémont" 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 13 Nov 1997 to 14 Nov 1997 - Miro/Qt

> Date:    Fri, 14 Nov 1997 10:55:48 +0100
> From:    Jeffrey Burns 
> Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 12 Nov 1997 to 13 Nov 1997
>
> >Does anyone know a way to make Max talk to a Miro DC-20 or DC-30 video
board?

dear Jeffrey,

My experience is this: In order to run QT movies through a Miro board,
you have to process them (in Premiere, for example) using the
appropriate Miro codec.It seems impossible to play a movie trough a Miro
(DC20) board if this movie has not been processed using the ad hoc
codec.

Then, in Max, the movie object will run the movie directly through the
Miro card -full screen- if you choose the correct setting on the Mac
(setting bar: Miro: "video" output + "Pal" or "NTSC")

I have the impression that Max loads every frame in Ram (?). Large to
huge amount of Ram recommended...

I have quite good results when making a kind of pre-roll: I play the
movie once before sending it to final destination (VCR, Barco, etc). the
file loaded this way is played quite smooth.
I tried to ask Max to send frames to the Miro board randomly, using the
random object, with good results.

Another way I use the Max/Miro combination is this: I make Qt movies
with a succession of still images (picts). Max has the ability to recall
a single frame by its number. Very useful when using a video switcher
with chroma key functionalities.

hope this helps,

Philippe

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Date:    Sat, 15 Nov 1997 16:53:50 -0400
From:    Tommy DOG 
Subject: I am now a Power Mac man

Dear Uncle Max,
I am about to switch from my Quadra 650 to my new (used) Power Mac
8500/132.  Now I want to know whether anything horrible will happen when I
reinstall Max, are there any bugs that I should be forwarned about.  I know
my Talking Moose will no longer be availible through the "moose object" but
aside from that I am hoping for smooth sailing.  I am keeping the Quadra so
if there are problems I will use both.
TD

"Death To The Dumb, Curses Upon The Heads Of The Weird"
Tommy DOG, specialist & curator of noises and visual oddities
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/3976/uni.html

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Date:    Sat, 15 Nov 1997 18:33:46 -0700
From:    Kevin Walker 
Subject: Re: I am now a Power Mac man

I switched from a 68k system to a power mac (7600) and had no problems at
all -- everything worked as before, including a number of externals I
wrote.  I haven't yet felt the need to switch to PPC native Max and
externals.  (Max 3.0, by the way.)

>Dear Uncle Max,
>I am about to switch from my Quadra 650 to my new (used) Power Mac
>8500/132.  Now I want to know whether anything horrible will happen when I
>reinstall Max, are there any bugs that I should be forwarned about.  I know
>my Talking Moose will no longer be availible through the "moose object" but
>aside from that I am hoping for smooth sailing.  I am keeping the Quadra so
>if there are problems I will use both.
>TD
>
>"Death To The Dumb, Curses Upon The Heads Of The Weird"
>Tommy DOG, specialist & curator of noises and visual oddities
>http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/3976/uni.html

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Date:    Sat, 15 Nov 1997 20:59:58 -0800
From:    Keay 
Subject: note on and off messages

Hello all,
  A basic question that hopefully there is a simple answer for.  When
using the note-in and note-out object I am getting a sound for both
note on and note off signals from my keyboard. Is there a good way to
defeat this.  The tutorial is not helpful in this circumstance.  So,
let me detail the situation.  I am taking note-in from my controller
keyboard on channel one. I depress the C-3 key ( it happens to all
keys) The note out is going to a synth on channel 8 or whatever. Local
is off. When I release the key the note sounds again.  Oddly enough, if
I don't fully depress the key or only stab it very qieckly this doesn't
happen.

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks

Keay@hooked.net

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