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text2d : how to capture to texture after some jit.iter operation ?

June 25, 2012 | 3:37 pm

Hello Jitter people,
As my video processing needs are usually pretty straight forward, I always end up finding inspiring solutions to my questions on this great forum and through tutorial patches and Andrew’s recipes. But this time I feel confused with the many times discussed @capture concept.
I’ve been messing around with a nice little patch I found in this old thread :
The idea is to use and jit.iter to create a "text rain". It’s working perfectly fine but now I wonder how it would be possible to capture this text rain to a texture so as I can include it to a slab processing chain and play with it just like any other source.
Pasted below is a modified version of the original patch to explain my point. I used @capture attribute and applied a texture to a videoplane but the rain effect then isn’t displaying and only one character appears…
I feel there’s some basic rendering concept I’m not quite getting right but I can’t figure it out… My guess is that the jit.iter thing doesn’t make it to the texture object and my brain just refuses to understand clearly why…
Any suggestion welcome !

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June 25, 2012 | 9:56 pm

hello nicolas.

you will probably have more success capturing your scene using
i’ve modified your patch slightly to use this technique. take a look:

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June 25, 2012 | 11:25 pm

Thanks a lot Robert !
I recently had several occasions to read your various posts about and other max6 objects that seem to make a lot of gl-world stuff much simpler. Unfortunately, I can’t afford an upgrade right now… In the meantime I’ll check this out on a max 6 demo somewhere.

But if someone out there has figured out a max 5 solution to a similar situation, I’d be curious to have look at it.

July 1, 2012 | 5:35 pm

here is my first attempt:

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the texture is readback from gpu to matrix, so it can slow down

July 9, 2012 | 5:11 pm

Smart solution, thanks a lot ! I finally could find some time to give it a try. It indeed slows down my 4 years old macbook but still, it’s interesting to know it is possible to get this to work. Thanks again !

February 20, 2013 | 3:43 pm

I have problems to capture gl.objects with @automatic 0 with Here a simple example with the dancing sprites recipe. Is here something wrong with the rendering order?

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February 20, 2013 | 4:16 pm

capturing objects drawn in non-automatic mode, is currently not supported, as you’ve discovered.

why not use for this?

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February 20, 2013 | 4:30 pm

thanks, wonderful! time to substitute some patches and send them in some objects…

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