Subject: MAX Digest - 7 Feb 1998 to 8 Feb 1998
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 00:00:55 -0500
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There are 5 messages totalling 125 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. content for picts
  2. OT: Conner CFP1060S termination?
  3. Polygon Object (what exactly does it do?)
  4. No more Bombs ???
  5. Max In The News...


Date:    Sun, 8 Feb 1998 18:33:12 +0100
From:    Peter Castine 
Subject: Re: content for picts

Andy K.  wrote:
>Along the lines of getting content for picts.  Has anyone done work with
>capturing pictures from a connectix eyeball, or another source on the fly?
>Are there  ways to capture images in Max, or would a 3rd party app be
>needed to capture, and then max would look for the file?  I know the
>videoin object would be helpful, but it's not PPC.  I am looking for fast
>relatively stable solutions(since it will need to run all day on it's

Take the right tool for the right job. There are zillions of ways to get
a PICT from Video in. Save to QuickTime, export a frame to PICT. Take a
screen shot (but better not when the video is running).

Although there is no reason not to have a videoin object in Max, there's
not a lot of reason to have one (unless you're wanting to do realtime
video processing in Max -- something that, I think, most plain-vanilla
Macs are not yet going to do awefully well).



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Dr. Peter Castine           | Politics is the art of preventing people   | from taking part in affairs which  properly
                            | concern them.
                            | -- Paul Valery


Date:    Sun, 8 Feb 1998 19:29:29 +0100
From:    Eirik Lie 
Subject: OT: Conner CFP1060S termination?

Anyone know what jumper to set to turn termination=on on a Conner CFP1060S
1gig harddisk?
Please email me privately.

Eirik Lie, Bjornerabben 9, N-0383 Oslo, Norway
Email:   -   Tel +47 22 50 23 14
Check out my CD "12 Bilder":


Date:    Sun, 8 Feb 1998 13:29:17 +0000
From:    "C. Todd Robbins" 
Subject: Re: Polygon Object (what exactly does it do?)

Peter and List,

I *think* I'm VERY interested in the polygon object!

Not exactly sure what it does... but I'm looking to have more power on
the graphics side myself. (Damn the help!!! Well, no, help 'twould be


> Date:    Sat, 7 Feb 1998 17:47:09 +0100
> From:    Peter Castine 
> Subject: Re: image transparency....
> "Andy K."  writes:
> >I have been experimenting around with moving multiple picts and drawing


> BTW, there is also a Polygon object. I haven't uploaded it anywhere yet
> because, well, I haven't gotten around to writing a nifty .help patcher
> that works as I would like. But Polygon itself works fairly well (or so
> one or three people have told me). If you'd like, I'll send you (or
> anyone else) a copy.
> Cheers,
> Peter

C. Todd Robbins


Date:    Sun, 8 Feb 1998 23:34:02 +0100
From:    Roland Cahen & Ruth Sefton-Green 
Subject: No more Bombs ???

How avoiding error 10 and 11 which occurs
more and more often whith Max ?
This happen on every machines (4) I regularly work with.
Apparently system 8 does'nt solve the problem.


Date:    Sun, 8 Feb 1998 22:59:03 -0500
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: Max In The News...

Hi Maxers,

If you have access to the Feb. issue of Mix Magazine, there's
an article about (ahem) yours truly which makes a small mention
of Max.  It's the Project Studio page (nice of them to do a
full length article and get my e-mail address wrong...)

It does make mention of some of the aspects of a Technology
named KARMA I have been developing for four years, about
which I hope to release more information shortly.  Sorry to
be mysterious...

Stephen Kay


End of MAX Digest - 7 Feb 1998 to 8 Feb 1998