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I can't see some of the objects in fantastick on ipad

February 2, 2012 | 2:38 pm

Hi, as in the title. I am doing some AV instalation that includes controlling max msp via ipad. though I cannot see some objects like matrix, images, messages, comments, etc in Fantastick on my ipad. Is it just how it works, or maybe there is something I can do to make it work?


February 2, 2012 | 2:48 pm

Fantastick can display all of those things, but you have to tell it how to draw them. I’d recommend looking at the help file and example patches that come with it. Also consider the whether you want to go with quartz drawing or OpenGL. Quartz is much slower (for the iPad to process) and not as flexible, but easier. OpenGL is ridiculously flexible, and faster, but harder to write.

There is also this, which is a framework that is supposed to automatically generate Fantastick interfaces, but it never worked for me. I maybe didn’t try hard enough though.

http://www.mathieuchamagne.com/category/code/mmf

If you want something fast and easy to use, you might consider trying Touch OSC or Control. The second one is free, but harder to use (yet not as hard as Fantastick). Touch OSC is a breeze to use and set up, but isn’t free!


February 2, 2012 | 8:08 pm

and also consider the Lemur app, which is a ridiculous pile of sucess. It’s fabulous. Worth every dime.


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