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Stop the clock?

July 29, 2011 | 8:11 pm

I’m looking for a way to get a countdown off of a [counter] and then get it to stop, essentially start the counter at 10, and then stop it a 0…I have tried a couple of methods using a toggle triggering the [metro] driving the counter to shut off but this seems kind of ginchy. Just starting out, somewhat Max/Jitter literate, but sould use some help.


July 29, 2011 | 9:08 pm

I didn’t bother using counter but you could of course just get the numbers out of counter invert the range and then use either [sel 0] or [== 0] to turn off the counter.

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July 29, 2011 | 9:19 pm

Thanks! Will plug this in an see how it works!


July 30, 2011 | 1:10 am

I think the solution I am looking for is a little more complex than I thought…essentially I am using this "countdown" object in a slideshow in which I want an image in a jit.matrix to appear, stay on screen for an interval, and then fade out. This would also need to reset to it’s original state. I think what you sent will help, and I’m going to keep trying but if you have other suggestions please help!


July 30, 2011 | 5:15 pm

I cannot help with the Jitter but I made something a little simpler maybe and it does the clocking bits you want at least.

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July 31, 2011 | 1:14 am

[!- 10]


July 31, 2011 | 4:06 pm

Ha brilliant Roman – straight to the point :) They don’t have that in PD so I got used to the other way. Cheers.


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