Subject: MAX Digest - 3 Dec 1997 to 4 Dec 1997
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 00:01:21 -0500
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Topics of the day:

  1. Beatnik
  2. QT Playback


Date:    Wed, 3 Dec 1997 22:03:58 -0800
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Beatnik

Chris Muir  asks:

>Would there be much interest in a Max object that did pretty much the same
>stuff as Beatnik? How much would you pay for it?

Would it play notes you sent to it or just play MIDI and RMF files? The
note-twister crowd would probably appreciate the former more than
the latter.

Also, if you could be less like a Roland box and just play as many
voices as someone wanted rather than an arbitrary power of 2, the
as-possible crowd would be stoked.

Antiorp, on the other hand, won't be satisfied until you make the
UI entirely black.

David Z.


Date:    Thu, 4 Dec 1997 21:10:37 +1100
From:    Garth Paine 
Subject: QT Playback

>Have you had any experience with Video Vision?Would it make a difference if
>didn't use audio at all?(Don't need it in my application).
>Chris Smith

Dear Chris,

I haven't used Video Vision - and I downloaded the X<>pose demo only to
find I needed the previous version.

I have just been using the Movie object and an exended version by David
Rokeby which allows me to load the whole movie into RAM.  I need the sound
synchronised to the video so I have to keep it - there is some lip sync.  I
find that I can now load and run a few movies for about 18 hours at 15
minute intervals but there is some memory drain which after that period of
time causes the MAC to freeze due to low memory - fortunatelly the
installation is only open 14 hours a day and I have  set it up to turn off
in the evenng and on again in the morning therby giving me a full quota of
RAM again.

I have had real problems running the video at full frame even with the 3rd
part card, and had to give up in the end.

ps. what is Video Vision?



Garth Paine
Composer, Sound Designer,
Museums, Dance, Film, Theatre
Interactive Immersive Environments
Phone 61 3 95259844 (W)
Fax 61 3 95275549

"Immersive Virtual Environments - A Social Perspective"


End of MAX Digest - 3 Dec 1997 to 4 Dec 1997