Interactive Environment: Nostalgic

Oct 23, 2012 at 7:47pm

Interactive Environment: Nostalgic

hello all, this is my first post on the forums! im a student at ASU, and im currently working on a patch that will allow the user to enter there age, and it will open up a corresponding track along with several photos that will bring up nostalgic memories. In the background, the iSight or webcam will be taking pictures of the users face. My main concern is the drop boxes for the ages. Im not an experienced MAX user, but I have great ambitions to complete this project at a higher level than my skills. Any help or conversation about this topic would be great help!

#51541
Oct 24, 2012 at 6:45am

drop box as in the [umenu] object?

#184866
Oct 24, 2012 at 10:20am

Here you go with the umenu option

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#184867
Oct 24, 2012 at 8:26pm

Wow! that was EXACTLY what I was looking for! now that I have the umenu, I have the dates I need. My problem is, I have the numbers I need for the years, but I don’t understand the process on how you got them in there? If you could explain a bit more with that I think my project will be a go!

#184868
Oct 24, 2012 at 8:33pm

I think [Coll] would be helpful, as i need to the program to remember there age from three separate [umenus] and then open up a certain audio file and images when there age is entered.

#184869
Oct 25, 2012 at 12:35pm

basically what I did was print the list of numbers in the max window. On the top side you enter a number and then slide up. Result: in the print window you get the list of numbers. You copy that list and with search/ replace you remove the print: part. Then you have a comma-separated list that you paste in the info of the umenu. With the three umenus, I suppose that you are asking for day, month, year right? But only the year really matter to control the playback and photos?

#184870
Oct 26, 2012 at 10:38pm

ahhh! that makes more sense. ill see what I can do, and get back to you with more questions! thank you for being so helpful and respectful.

#184871
Oct 29, 2012 at 12:00am

So I have my Umenus set now. So for each year, How do I correspond a bang too it?

#184872
Oct 29, 2012 at 2:00pm

The output from the umenu goes to a command for the sfplay~object. YOu need to name your soundfiles 1901, 1902, …

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