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November 10, 2011 | 4:15 pm

Hey there.

I’m new to Max/MSP but I’m really glad I found it, it seems to be a realy interesting software to work with. Anyway, I’m currently working on an art project at school entitled "Colour, body, and dynamism". I had the idea of linking my computer to a camera aiming at a huge blank panel. What I want to do is create a certain patch which will use the camera to recognize simple colour which will be painted on the panel. To illustrate my saying, let’s say I paint a huge red dot in the middle of the surface, I want the software to release a certain sample, such as a drum part.
I’m aware that what I’m asking is quite difficult to obtain. Anyway I also know I’ll probably need to use Ableton Live which I’m confortable with, I just don’t know where to start with Max.

It will be very kind of you to try and help me out here!


November 10, 2011 | 5:48 pm

It is always helpful to search the forums first:

http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=30137

http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=5521

Also, it would be useful if you went through the Jitter tutorials. A good place to start is always the beginning – i.e. the tutorials. They are extremely informative and helpful, and really give you an insight into how Max/MSP/Jitter works. Jitter is the video aspect of the package, so before to the Jitter tutorials, it might be helpful to go through the Max and MSP tutorials to get a basic idea of how Max works.)

Hope this helps :)


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