[Logitech Attack 3] and the 'hi' object??

Jul 19, 2006 at 2:41pm

[Logitech Attack 3] and the 'hi' object??

Hello all,

I went out and bought myself a joystick to use as an alternative controller for max.

I got as far as the hi object help file reporting me this:

“Logitech Attack 3
22 elements”

This means max recognises the joystick and I should be able to use it, doesn’t it?

It doesn’t seem to output any other data at all?? Help, what should I do?

#26854
Jul 19, 2006 at 3:16pm

Just checking, have you sent a ‘poll 10′ message to the object after
selecting your joystick in the device menu?

FYI, I had some problems with [hi] on Windows XP (check the archives if
you’re curious) and so I switched to using [joystick] instead which is
working perfectly so far.

[joystick] is available from http://killerrobotsfromhell.com/maxmsp/joystick/

– Brian

#80766
Jul 19, 2006 at 3:23pm

Thank you very much! {:)

I’m using OSX.. so the ‘joystick’ object is not an option.

…but that “poll 10″ message seems to work now, had to connect the joystick to a different usb port to get it working, though!? Weird!

I’m looking forward to implementing the joystick in patches, any experience?

#80767
Jul 19, 2006 at 3:34pm

Quote: sympathetic_noise@hotmail.com wrote on Wed, 19 July 2006 16:23
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> Thank you very much! {:)
>
> I’m using OSX.. so the ‘joystick’ object is not an option.
>
> …but that “poll 10″ message seems to work now, had to connect the joystick to a different usb port to get it working, though!? Weird!
>

I’m not sure, but if you re-select the device from the device menu and then click on the menu itself that should re-initialise the controller, this might save you from having to switch USB ports.

> I’m looking forward to implementing the joystick in patches, any experience?

Well… all the interesting stuff happens with mapping really – once you have a controller sending (or receiving e.g. force-feedback) data there are all sorts of ways of using this data.

You might be interested in the work of Ali Momeni at CNMAT:

http://www.cycling74.com/story/2005/9/28/12912/6957

He ported a physical modelling library called PMPD to Max
which allows for some very interesting mapping strategies.

http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/~ali/share/max/pmpd/

Also, the Spring 2006 issue of the Computer Music Journal is devoted to mapping and is well worth the read.

good luck,

– Brian

#80768
Jul 19, 2006 at 4:11pm

hello Alexander…
Yes, I ve done it before….its easy..
poll is to define the rate of reading values…
then you have to put a print object so to see what values you get.
For each controller there is a number e.g. 45, 42 etc. and then a value.
with a route object you route the values from each controller to get its values.
The rest its all a matter of what are u planning to control.
Best
NeuroMax

alexander wrote:
Thank you very much! {:)

I’m using OSX.. so the ‘joystick’ object is not an option.

…but that “poll 10″ message seems to work now, had to connect the joystick to a different usb port to get it working, though!? Weird!

I’m looking forward to implementing the joystick in patches, any experience?

- Alexander

#80769

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