So as I’m spending some time learning MaxMSP I came across something that I thought would be interesting to know the history of…scale vs zmap…
Scale includes the ability to reverse and/or make the mapping exponential over zmap. My question is – which came first – zmap or scale – and why wasn’t one just retrofitted to support the other, etc. Seems these two could be the same object with default values for the extra functions in scale.
So – can anyone shed some light on the history of these objects and why they are like they are? Thanks! :-)
scale came first, but it was a third-party object. You missed another difference, though – and a fairly crucial one: zmap clips the output range, where scale does not.
And if I remember correctly, the advent of zmap coincided with jitter. In the jitter examples zmap occurs quite often. Was it that the during the development of jitter the need for a straightforward, float only, mapping device came up…
Good info, thanks!
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