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LCD size restrictions


Al
January 15, 2006 | 10:59 am

Hi,

I’ve created a patch where a LCD screen is resized by the length of a MIDI file (in milliseconds). Unfortunatly I have just worked out that there is a restriction in the size of a LCD object to around 8200 pixels, this gives me just 80 seconds of music to play with. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way around this restriction or if there are any other objects I can use that will accept the ‘paintrect’ and ‘size’ messages that don’t have the same restrictions of the LCD object.

Cheers for any help,

Al.


January 16, 2006 | 3:19 pm

Alistair wrote:
> Unfortunatly I have just worked out that there is a restriction in the size of a
> LCD object to around 8200 pixels, this gives me just 80 seconds of music to play with.
> I was wondering if anyone knows of a way around this restriction

I do not see any need for sizing a LCD to more than 8200 Pixels! I don’t
know of any screen of that size.
There are always at least 1000 different ways to achieve the same goal.
Several come to mind: scale it down (2, 4, 10 ms/pixel), use jit.lcd,
display only the part you want to see in a fixed size LCD…..

hope you get the picture.

(I prefer cycling to work on the FAT port than extending an obviously
non critical restriction ;-)

Stefan

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January 16, 2006 | 9:56 pm

If using LCD for only screen display, then, yes, these other work
arounds are fine.

But 8200 pixels isn’t really big enough if one is using LCD to make
files for large size prints… something I’m interested in. (Yes, I’m
aware that one could tile, and then put the files together in Photoshop.)

But it brings to mind a suggestion for future Max/MSP docs: please list
limitations of size or parameters in the documentation (probably the
reference manual).

-jim altieri


January 17, 2006 | 10:42 pm

jim altieri wrote:
> If using LCD for only screen display, then, yes, these other work
> arounds are fine.
>
> But 8200 pixels isn’t really big enough if one is using LCD to make
> files for large size prints… something I’m interested in.

To use LCD to create prints, even if it seems to be a weird wish to use
Max for that, visuals are better done with Jitter in general, its aimed
at that, and probaly does not have these restrictions, and best of all
has all kinds of tools to create graphics. LCD is comparativly very,
very limited for this kind of purpose…

Stefan

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