What are you going to do on Labor Day?

Since Labor Day is coming, you might have some spare time this weekend and might be wondering what you could do. How about a little Max project?

Here’s one simple but fun idea, based on an optical experiment I found on Brusspup’s Youtube Channel. How about making a patch that would let you do this?

No doubt that you are familiar with Wagon-wheels effect, which is what’s happening in the video above. The interaction between frequency of movement and framerate of the camera gives this cool gravity-defying effect. You might be able to do something low tech for the water fall, but for the Max patch, you should go nerdy!

For instance, instead of using cycle~ to generate a low frequency, why don’t you make your own using a fast algorithm (just like this one) in gen~.

To record the video in Jitter, jit.grab will do the work, but you might also want to record the video using jit.qt.record and upload it to youtube! Don’t forget to share it.

Happy Labor Day!

What are you going to do on Labor Day?

Sep 12, 2012 at 3:13pm

By the way, here is one solution for generating the low frequency oscillator, using some of the new gen features of Max 6.0.7:

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