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help needed: how to connect a scanner to Max/Jitter?

April 23, 2007 | 2:47 pm

Hi guys
For my media-art project I would like to connect a scanner to Max/Jitter. Is that even possible? Max should tell the scanner when to scan. The incoming data will be altered and used for the visual part of my project. Does anybody know how I could do this?
Your help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Cristina


April 23, 2007 | 4:43 pm

FHAStudent1 wrote:
> Hi guys
> For my media-art project I would like to connect a scanner to Max/Jitter. Is that even possible? Max should tell the scanner when to scan. The incoming data will be altered and used for the visual part of my project. Does anybody know how I could do this?
> Your help would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Cristina
>
>
>
the communication standard used by most scanners is called twain there
should be info here: http://www.twain.org/
you’d need some interface object for this. there is an article here:
http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2004/11/18/twain.html on how to
interface b/w twain compliant devices and java, you could roll some mxj
object to handle this by calling out to some java/twain framework.

post back with your results. interesting challenge!


Cheers,
-Andrew
andrew_burgess@mac.com


April 24, 2007 | 11:55 am

thank you very much, andrew for your help. yeh, you are right it is a challenge and i am not sure whether i am going to cope it or not. but i guess i just have to try hard to get that going.

i keep you posted.

cheers,
cristina


April 24, 2007 | 1:03 pm

You may be interested in

http://web.archive.org/web/20060205050520/www.scannerphotography.com/

and the

http://www.sane-project.org/

may ave some useful info.

Good luck

Nick

>thank you very much, andrew for your help. yeh, you are right it is
>a challenge and i am not sure whether i am going to cope it or not.
>but i guess i just have to try hard to get that going.
>
>i keep you posted.
>
>cheers,
>cristina
>
>


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