learning jitter expressions

Feb 24, 2010 at 9:18am

learning jitter expressions

I try to learn jitter expressions because there the core of jitter . Can you recommend good books (maths or other anything) that can help me to understand these “mysterious” expressions.

thanks in advance

Feb 24, 2010 at 11:35am

the easiest way is to create a new object and start typing either “cv.jit.___” or “jit.___” and select any of the object expressions that appear in the drop-list. then (in edit mode) alt+click the object and learn more about, copy it, edit it-whatever you please.

Feb 24, 2010 at 12:05pm

I speak about jit.expr

Feb 24, 2010 at 2:02pm

oh-i’m sorry. my bad.
i have no idea. :(

Feb 24, 2010 at 6:11pm

there’s plenty of examples on the forum, as well as in the jitter recipes.

other that that, i would say, stay tuned to the cycling74 articles website.

Feb 24, 2010 at 6:41pm

Thanks , I know there plenty of articles but the problem is that i don’t have a knowledge base and when i want to put my ideas in practice i realize that i’m lost.

The forum is like a candy store. A lot of tastes hide the ingredients :)

Feb 25, 2010 at 11:20am

I speak about expressions like :

expr ” pow(min(norm[0] , sqrt(norm[1])) , 2.0)”


expr sin(norm[0]*(2*PI))*sin(norm[1]*(2*PI))



I was not very good of math ( I know basic geometry) so i tried to find some good books. I need to study analytic geometry or matrices? Can you recommend some books that will illuminate me ?



Feb 25, 2010 at 6:01pm

i can’t really think of a much better resource than the googles.

this guy’s site is chock full of information and equations:


most of these geometric shapes can be created with jit.expr and jit.gl.mesh.

for a more concrete example, recently i wanted to create a spiral shape, so i googled spiral equations, or something like that, and found this:
on down the page if found the spiral equation in needed
x=tcos(6t) y=tsin(6t) z=t

i plugged this into jit.expr using norm[0]*5 in place of t (found by experimenting), and plugged the output into jit.gl.mesh. viola.
‘jit.expr @expr (norm[0]*5)*cos(6*(norm[0]*5)) (norm[0]*5)*sin(6*(norm[0]*5)) (norm[0]*5)’

hopefully this is helpful, but if not, as mentioned, stay tuned.

Feb 26, 2010 at 11:57am

Thanks , I will try to learn using trial and error. if I will be blocked , I will ask on forum.

Feb 26, 2010 at 4:05pm

@robtherich can you expand on how this works in patch form. i just tried to code this as u describe and i get nothing…

could you post your spiral patch so we can get an idea of how u implemented this.



Feb 26, 2010 at 6:39pm
– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
Feb 26, 2010 at 7:48pm

thanks v much for the share.



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