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interactive drawing in max.. ideas?

November 11, 2011 | 3:04 pm

Im new to max and was looking for some alternative options for my patch.

My idea is to work with the theme/idea of different emotions. I plant to have different videos playing, and having a LCD screen available to the viewer to draw the emotions which they get from the specific video.

I’ve been playing around with the LCD screen, and have found ways which i can take colours from the specific video playing to be used while drawing in the screen, but I was curious to know if there are any other options of drawing which is interactive for the viewer available in max?

Thank you for your help!.

November 11, 2011 | 8:28 pm

In the Max tutorials there are 3 drawing tutorials – check them out or post your patch outlining specific problems. It is a bit vague at the minute.

November 12, 2011 | 4:44 pm

I’ve been working through the tutorials and this is what I have come up with..
Using the mousestate you enter coordinates into the number boxes and it allows the viewer to draw in the LCD object and the colours will change according the the mouse position on the video.. I thought it would work the same way if I attached a "prepend paintoval" object, but no such luck.
Is there any way which I can attach a prepend paintoval object which will take colours from the video and draw ovals?

Also, is it in any way possible to have a black and white video and somehow convert the different tones to correspond with a colour value and then attach a paintoval object? I’ve been searching tutorials but havent found quite what I’m looking for and wanted to know if its even possible?.


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