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spigot in a poly~

November 28, 2009 | 3:36 pm

Hello,
I’ve got a jit.qt.movie in a poly~ as told in other thread for better system performance when choosing between differents movies.
Now I intend to use spigot~ for routing movie sound to different output.
Since only one instance of jit.qt.movie can be connected to a named spigot~, I though I could name a spigot inside the poly~ with thispoly giving the number of each instance but I can’t find any way to change the name attribute for a spigot object (someting like a "name" or "set" message).
any suggestions ?
thanks


January 12, 2010 | 5:28 pm

I’m bumping this topic as I’ve encountered the same problem. I’m prototyping a sort of show control system (which is scratching the surface of describing this project), and want to have discrete control over mixing and spatialization of audio from multiple video assets. [spigot~] does have an input named "Message in" but nowhere in the docs or the forum can I find how to address that message.

my goal is to use instance reporting from [thispoly~] to generate names for [spigot~] and associated video output, but [spigot~] naming is really hanging me up here. I’d like to be able to name the [spigot~]s as I’d name buffers~ etc…any help here forum/c74?


January 13, 2010 | 11:53 am

spigot~ can’t change source dynamically. The only way, that I can think of, to achieve what you want is to script the spigot~ object.


January 13, 2010 | 3:03 pm

what I’ve ended up sorting out for this is creating a coll of possible [spigot~] addresses and assigning the address in each [poly~] via the message (unique address picked via instance # reported from [thispoly~].

output channels in MSP are then static [spigot~] channels. it works.


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