documentation of object arguments

Apr 23, 2013 at 2:28pm

documentation of object arguments

I was looking at the discussion of Max5/Max6 helpfiles but I think this is a slightly different issue

As I’m learning about Jitter I find the helpfiles a lot less helpful than for Max: a lot of jargon (what is a slab?) but it also seems some bits are missing from the reference: especially arguments.

For example, in the tutorial you’ll find a matrix defined: [jit.matrix 4 char 320 240} but in the reference there is only a ‘messages’ and an ‘attributes’ section, no ‘arguments’
I did a quick check for some other jitter objects; they all seem to be missing the ‘argumetns’ section from the reference. Is there any reason for this?

Thanks!!

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Apr 23, 2013 at 4:47pm

The four arguments you mention are common to a large number of Jitter objects. They certainly used to be explained quite early in the Tutorials, but this may have changed since I worked my way through them. And the explanation only came once, so if you missed it, you were sorta out of luck.

Briefly, the arguments are, in order: planecount, celltype, matrixwidth, matrixheight.

Hope this helps.

#244189
Apr 23, 2013 at 11:16pm

Thanks Peter, that is helpful – so jitter uses attributes, not arguments for any other parameters? I mean the only arguments I need to know in the jitter world are those four?

It would be nice to have that in the documentation :-)

#244190
Apr 24, 2013 at 4:00pm

The info that you’re referring to is in Jitter Tutorial 2: Create a Matrix, as Peter mentioned. Also, although it’s frustratingly hard to find, the page on Jitter Matrix Operators, which explains messages, arguments, and attributes common to all Jitter matrix operators is important reading.

#244191
Apr 26, 2013 at 12:08am

Thanks Christopher! very useful

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