Subject: MAX Digest - 11 Nov 1998 (#1998-67)
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 00:00:00 -0500
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Date:    Wed, 11 Nov 1998 17:16:54 EST
From:    TTheodoros@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: multimedia environement

Boncoir Jaque!

I don't know the exact needs of your project but seems to me that Dataton
Director can do the job without Max.  The Dataton system is a true
program and maybe you have to experiment with it to see if it's necessary to
have Max.
Using those software (with or without Max) you have to run them whithin
different computers.
Dataton manufactures an XTRA that will allow TRAX to control Director and
versa.  I think this is your best bet.
Let me know if you have specific questions!


Theodore Tsevas
Composer/Sound Designer/Show Control Specialist


Date:    Thu, 12 Nov 1998 11:51:52 +1100
From:    Garth Paine 
Subject: Multimedia Environment

>Date:    Tue, 10 Nov 1998 21:37:02 +0100
>From:    "jacques.hoepffner" 
>Subject: multimedia environement
>I am preparing a parformance with a dancer/choreographer involving
>differents technics, sound, images, interactivity etc=8A I would use for
>three software in real time, each one the best for the task. Director for
>the interface with the audience, for the quality of the graphics and the
>facility to develop multiple screen for the commands, Opcode Max for the
>work with music, interactivity, sound, movement capture (by I-Cube) and
>Dataton Trax as to pilot videoplayer, slideprojector etc.
>If someone has experimented this kind of linkage or only two together,
>could you say me if it is necessary to use 3 computer, how can they speak:
>midi, applescript, something else? Can you share your experience, your
>problems and your questions about this kind of instalation.

Yes.  Director will need all the grunt you can provide if you are mixing a
lot of images in real time.  Max really doesn't like giving up clock cycles
to anyone.  I haven't used to Dataton stuff, although I know it is good.
You can send the seriial control strings from within MAX to all thos
devices if you want which centralises things a bit and provides greater
links with what your doing in MAX.  You could simple capture the command
strings comming out of the Dataton module, and replicate it in MAX and send
the Dataton stuff back.



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