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UI design with MAX

July 12, 2011 | 6:21 pm

anyone have links/books suggestions for someone just starting to learn this stuff? I have some experience programing but don’t know where to start with this stuff. I want to create fun interfaces using illustrator and video. I see all these things like jitter and Khronos but I’ve no idea where to start.

I did see the tutorials on this site but not sure if they are what I am looking for as far as UI design.


July 12, 2011 | 10:59 pm

There are quite a few UI objects that let you upload your own images, if you create these in illustrator you can easily customise the look of your applications. Have a look at the helpfiles for [fpic] for background images, [pictctrl] for buttons, [pictslider] for sliders and [matrixctrl] for grid-like controller and dials (with the dial mode attribute). There’s also [lcd] and [jsui] if you want to script your own. I’ve heard a lot of talk about knobman for automatically creating images but have never used it myself, it might be worth a look.


July 13, 2011 | 12:13 am

maybe I should be more specific. I want to create interactive projects, so interface interacts with interface via video or something along those lines.


July 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

Im not sure if I understand what you want to do Lukasz but when I started using Jitter I found it really helpful just to try different patches and when I didnt understand what an object was doing I just unlocked the patch and rightclicked on the object and looked at the helpfile for each object

In Jitter Recapies 1,2 and 3 you find a bunch of sample patches to start with

http://cycling74.com/2010/09/13/jitter-recipes-book-3/


July 13, 2011 | 1:35 am

I want to affect objects on a screen (made in illustrator/photoshop) and have them do things like you would on an user interface. it can involve a camera on the person maybe even more like: http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/members/alvaro/Khronos/Khronos_Projector.html#InstallationSetup

I just don’t know where to start. It’s all very overwhelming. I will try that link though :)


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