Subject: MAX Digest - 12 Dec 1997 to 13 Dec 1997
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 00:00:36 -0500
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There are 4 messages totalling 103 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Unsubscribe me please.
  2. Max video control (2)
  3. Faders & crashing

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Date:    Fri, 12 Dec 1997 23:39:02 -0800
From:    JonYo 
Subject: Unsubscribe me please.

Sorry to post this, but I can't find my old "welcome to this mailing list"
message that tells me how to get unsubscribed.  So, could the administrator
please unsubscribe me?  Thanks...

- JonYo (mailto:jonyo@wenet.net)
(http://www.hooked.net/~jonyo)

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Date:    Sat, 13 Dec 1997 17:11:11 +0100
From:    Oeyvind Brandtsegg 
Subject: Max video control

Hi everyone

I just finished my first real project using max. It was a dance
performance utilizing different kinds of sensors to let the dancers make
the music with their movements. The next goal for developing this
performance concept is to incorporate video of dancers, real time
controllable, responding to the dancers movements.

How would you make max control interactive video ?
What kind of communication device/protocol would be efficient and
reliable ?
What kind of hardware for video playback ?

Oeyvind Brandtsegg
Trondheim, Norway

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Date:    Sat, 13 Dec 1997 12:50:13 -0500
From:    David Crandall 
Subject: Re: Max video control

On Sat, 13 Dec 1997, Oeyvind Brandtsegg wrote:

> I just finished my first real project using max. It was a dance
> performance utilizing different kinds of sensors to let the dancers make
> the music with their movements.

...

> How would you make max control interactive video ?
> What kind of communication device/protocol would be efficient and
> reliable ?
> What kind of hardware for video playback ?

It sounds like a job for videodisk; last time I looked there were objects
included for control of various players.  The trick is to find a disk
manufacturer who will sell you a "check disk" or one-off disk, rather than
preparing the disks for mass production, which is very expensive.  I had
to look far and wide for a company that would do this and finally found
one in California who are reputed to charge US$ 150 for a single laser
disk.  I suspect you might find one closer to home. I never contacted them
since I ended up using videotape for my project.

(btw, dear list-readers: that rate sounds like as good a way to lose money
as any I've heard.  Let me double-check whether it came under the heading
of "personal favor" or "publicly offered service."  If the latter, I'll
happily put the address up here.)

Your project sounds similar to the performances of Troika Ranch (at
http://art.net/~troika/troikahome.html).  They use body sensors and
proprietary software (called Interactor) that their director developed at
Cal Arts.  I've not had the chance to see them in person yet, but I'd love
to get a comparison of the latencies of the 2 systems (Interactor and
Max).  Anybody seen them?

David Crandall

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Date:    Sat, 13 Dec 1997 19:34:16 +0100
From:    Oeyvind Brandtsegg 
Subject: Faders & crashing

Hi

I'm about to make a control patch for a custom digital mixer (midi
controllable) with 2 inputs and 8 outs for distribution to an 8-speaker
setup. I would like to use faders for the inputs and outputs, and I
wonder if you experienced Max users have any opinion on the reliability
(system-crash-wise) of user controllable faders. The reason I'm asking
is that I have experienced close to consistent crashing with user
controllable number boxes, and I wonder if it might happen with faders
too.

Oeyvind Brandtsegg
Trondheim, Norway

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