CNMAT Wacom Tablet interface

Mar 8, 2012 at 1:24am

CNMAT Wacom Tablet interface

I want to use a Wacom tablet for drawing in an LCD object but I also want to get data from the tablet. I downloaded the CNMAT Depot and now I’m a bit overwhelmed with all the files and folders. Does anybody know how to use their Wacom interface? I also can’t find the OSC-Wacom object anywhere in there…

Mar 8, 2012 at 9:05am

Everything should be put somewhere in the search path (in Options:File Preferences…), and then you should be able to create an object [wacom]. Be aware however that this object doesn’t function well in max6. Are you sure about a OSC-Wacom object, what does it do?

Mar 9, 2012 at 1:17am

From the maxhelp patch it looks like it outputs the position of the pen, the angle of the pen, and the pressure on the pad. I just have no idea how to put everything together or if there is a better way of going about it. Ideas?

Mar 9, 2012 at 5:04am

Unfortunately, the wacom object doesn’t work *at all* in max 6. This patch remaps the output of that object to an OSC namespace that might be more convenient, if you like OSC.

What are you trying to do? What version are you using?


Mar 9, 2012 at 5:31am

I’m using 6.0.3. I’m still pretty new to it and I don’t even know what OSC is… I want to have a friend recreate a picture in an LCD object using her tablet, and have her resulting drawing motions generate or call up sounds. I would like if I could get data from the tablet itself, i.e. tilt, pressure, etc. to manipulate the generated sounds.

Mar 9, 2012 at 5:41am

Cocoa and OS 10.7 have “delayed” the implementation of the wacom object in Max 6. There are some folks who have posted standalone Max 5 apps that offer a workaround. Check here:


Mar 9, 2012 at 8:33am

As I remember well, the app OSCulator has a mode which support wacom tablets.
This app will translate your “movement” in OSC messages. This message you can use in max with udpreceive..


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