New Video and Graphics Tutorials in Max 7

    We added a set of new Video and Graphics tutorials to Max 7. This ten-lesson tutorial series introduces new users to the scope of possibilities in Jitter, starting from the ground up - they cover everything from video playback and live video capture to matrix control, geometry manipulation in OpenGL, sound-to-image interactions and complex video processing chains.
    In putting these together, our intention was to create an easy entry point that introduced critical core concepts but avoided getting bogged down in technicalities. We also wanted to incorporate newer techniques that were not a part of the legacy tutorials, such as direct to texture output and, which can leverage system resources in modern systems more efficiently.
    Whether you are just beginning or are already an advanced Jitter user, we hope there is something valuable for everyone. To find them, open up a Reference page in the Max 7 application (get Max here), go to Home, and look on the bottom left of the tutorials section for Video and Graphics.
    In addition to the tutorials themselves, there are also a few excellent guides that provide valuable information about some of the more complex aspects of working in Jitter. Check them out to learn about: the difference between depth testing and layering when composing OpenGL scenes; different kinds of render contexts; working with direct to texture processing of video; and the different video engines you have access to.
    These are the first of what we hope will be a large body of new tutorials, so keep an eye out for more down the road.

    by Cory Metcalf on
    May 17, 2016 8:59 PM

    • nickbrown
      May 18 2016 | 5:38 pm
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      Luke Woodbury
      May 18 2016 | 7:04 pm
      Good stuff, thanks for these.
    • Bob's icon
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      May 18 2016 | 7:19 pm
      Thank you!
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      Kevin Morde
      May 18 2016 | 10:41 pm
      Thank you! I'm looking forward to watching these, and learning more about the possibilities and techniques for using Jitter. I must admit I have been slow to engage with it so far, which is how I often deal with things that are technically intimidating, but I have been wanting to create something like a video synthesizer or generative art project starting with audio to create video for a synesthesia effect - something like MaCthugha / Cthugha from many years ago. Anyway, these are much appreciated!
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      May 20 2016 | 6:41 am
      Yes! Please more of these! I can't get enough!
    • Ernest's icon
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      May 20 2016 | 12:51 pm
      Thanks for the heads up. Do I dare install Max 7.2.3 now? The public betas made me nervous.
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      ismet emre yücel
      May 20 2016 | 2:28 pm
      Hi all, Although I have not looked the tutorial in detailed manner, It seems cool !
      Thanks a lot !
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      Anthony Palomba
      May 20 2016 | 5:07 pm
      I am trying to find these new tutorials. When I press the Reference button, it brings up and empty window.
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      Nov 17 2019 | 4:54 am
      Hey Cory, The Video and Graphics Tutorials are now under Max 8.1 Documentation and for some reason the linked patches are no longer there. Any idea where we might find these? Thanks, Bob