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Loading real time images


Jia
August 29, 2007 | 7:26 pm

Greetings all!

I’m currently working on a project needs to load images to MaxMSP in real-time mode. Wondering anyone is familar with how to do this?

The software i’m using to monitor images being browsed over the network is ‘driftnet’ and it will save all images to a folder. So MaxMSP need to look into the folder constantly in order to load it real time. Had a look over forum but haven’t find any solutions. Someone told me maybe I will need to do this in director and then use OSC for bridging this process…But just wondering is there anyway to do so using maxMSP only? Cause I’m totally unfamiliar with director..

thanks so much in advance!! :)


August 29, 2007 | 7:51 pm

there are plenty of ways to query the contents of a folder.
javascript probably being the best solution, and the "folder" object probably being the easiest solution.

you could set up some kind of timer mechanism (metro connedted to a trigger object) to query the folder periodically, and populate one of the menu objects based on the current state of the folder.

shouldn’t be hard to come up with a solution.
-rob


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