Subject: MAX Digest - 22 Jan 1998 to 23 Jan 1998
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 00:01:03 -0500
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There are 6 messages totalling 186 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Graphic questions (custom color palettes?)
  2. colors
  3. Graphic Colors Wrong
  4. cd object
  5. MAX Digest - 21 Jan 1998 to 22 Jan 1998
  6. MAX Digest - 19 Jan 1998 to 20 Jan 1998

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Date:    Thu, 22 Jan 1998 21:37:52 -0800
From:    David Zicarelli 
Subject: Re: Graphic questions (custom color palettes?)

"C. Todd Robbins"  writes:

>Why are my pict images that get shown in graphic windows colored all
>wrong? The same image displayed with the fpict object has all the right
>colors--so I've ruled out that I may be using the wrong color
>palette...though I'm not so sure about this.

Make sure you are using the latest pict and pics objects. The
collection of the latest 3.5 externals at www.cycling74.com/support
includes these, and they should work with 3.0.

>Is there any way to import a custom color palette into MAX?

You could replace the clut and pltt resources in the application.
I'm not going to encourage that sort of behavior, however.

David Z.

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Date:    Fri, 23 Jan 1998 09:54:18 +0100
From:    Jeffrey Burns 
Subject: colors

C. Todd Robbins" wrote:

>Why are my pict images that get shown in graphic windows colored all
>wrong? The same image displayed with the fpict object has all the right
>colors--so I've ruled out that I may be using the wrong color
>palette...though I'm not so sure about this.
>
>Is there any way to import a custom color palette into MAX?

With older versions of Max used on a PowerPC, there were some problems,
which, if I recall properly, could be alleviated by setting the monitor to
256 colors. Updating Max, however, should fix the colors.

For reasons of having more varied colors available for graphic objects, I
have changed the color palette of Max, using ResEdit. This allows me to
work with colors of various brightness and saturation levels, whereas the
original Max graphic colors are all of maximum brightness and saturation.

Hope this helps.

Jeff Burns

http://www.snafu.de/~jeff

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Date:    Fri, 23 Jan 1998 04:07:39 EST
From:    MediaMat 
Subject: Graphic Colors Wrong

In a message dated 1/22/98 9:02:50 PM, you wrote:

<>

I have had good luck with this stupid technique.
1. Copy the image from your graphic or drawing program.
2. Paste it into the Scrapbook
3. Copy it from the Scrapbook and then paste it into MAX.

Don't ask me the why's, but it's worked for me whenever I have a graphic
that
displays funky colors in Max.

Dan Jamele

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Date:    Fri, 23 Jan 1998 12:14:14 +0100
From:    Peter Castine 
Subject: Re: cd object

Jean Favory  asked:

>>cd object seems to work only with SCSI devices. Does Someone know if it
>>exist a similar object working with IDE devices?

and David Zicarelli  gave the good news that:
>I'm working on a new version of cd that will work with IDE drives.

with the caveat:
>Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to retain the ability
>to work with multiple drives or CD-ROM changers while working with
>IDE drives yet, so the research continues.

Actually, I'm collecting old SCSI CD-ROM drives. You ought to be able to
pick up a couple of single speeds (like the old Apple model) for next to
nothing. And they're fast enough for playing CDs.

Cheers,

Peter

---------------- http://www.prz.tu-berlin.de/~pcastine/ ----------------
Dr. Peter Castine           | I believe that the use of noise to make
pcastine@prz.tu-berlin.de   | music will continue and increase until we
                            | reach a music produced through the aid of
                            | electrical instuments.  -- John Cage, 1937

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Date:    Fri, 23 Jan 1998 08:34:30 -0500
From:    Elliott Earls 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 21 Jan 1998 to 22 Jan 1998

Hey,

How 'bout someone giving me the "skinny" on Max and Applescript... is
aesend and aerecieve all there is? Is that sufficient?

I want to implement a max standalone, to controll a supercard standalone
(you know, the SC standalone is already a very very complex multi-media
extravaganza, and a simple series of apple events could controll it). Max
traps for specfic midi notes then sends appleevents to the currently
running supercard project.

was aesend intended only for "inter-max" communication? any general
pointers would be great.

thanks

e

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Date:    Fri, 23 Jan 1998 19:45:32 -0800
From:    Peter Nyboer 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 19 Jan 1998 to 20 Jan 1998

There was a posting earlier about wanting to get tempo data from
audio input into the new audio objects (MSP) for Max...

It seems that it should be possible, i.e., the needed tools for
such a project exist in MSP.   To extract the BPM from an audio track, I
would

listen for a distinct, percussive
sound that marks regular time,

   filter/eq the audio stream to make
   that sound the dominant sound,

                detect the peak,

                         "bang" from
                          that peak

          time the
          bangs,

then, perhaps, translate the time in milliseconds into Beats Per Minute.

                      {  if there are "x" ms between peaks,
                         and each peak is one beat
                         then bpm=(60,000)*(1/x)               }

of course, you may not always find a sound on every beat, but possibly one
for every measure.  (This may be even *more* useful. )  This is a fairly
simple solution.  It breaks down if the beat isn't highly regular: it will
follow the changes in tempo, but always out of phase.

peter nyboer/
p33tr n!bor

Peter Nyboer
pnyboer@loop.com
http://www.loop.com/~pnyboer/
--home of Slambassador multimedia gallery--

"a culture's perception of the sky depends on
their latitude."

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