Press Release: Updated PeRColate Objects on Maxology


    Open Source Physical Modeling in Max

    San Francisco, CA • August 20, 2015—Cycling ’74 announced today an updated version of the popular PeRColate objects for Max users. Using physical models based off The Synthesis Toolkit created by Perry R. Cook and Gary Scavone, Max objects were developed by Dan Trueman and Luke DuBois. This package of objects was recently revamped by Cycling ’74 developers, and are available as open source objects compatible with 32- and 64-bit systems.
    The download is hosted on Github and includes starter and helper patches. The Maxology website provides details on this PeRColate release—called Starter Kit 2— as well as the Starter Kit 1 for Computer Vision (cv.jit) with accompanying resources like tutorials, videos, and demos.
    “Now that Max 7 is in widespread use, this was a perfect opportunity to update a classic set of Max objects that had been important in so many musicians’ work.” said Darwin Grosse, Cycling ’74’s Director of Education. “From the early days of MSP, the PeRColate objects have been an important part of a Max user’s toolset; having them now work with both Max 7 and Max for Live opens the door for amazing new work.”
    Availability
    To download both free Starter Kits, watch videos, try examples and follow tutorials, visit http://www.maxology.club/. Or, to download the free PeRColate Objects (Starter Kit 2), visit https://github.com/Cycling74/percolate/releases/tag/v1.0.
    About Cycling ’74
    Cycling ’74 creates software for the specialized needs of artists, educators, and researchers working with audio, visual media, and physical computing. Our visual programming tool Max serves as the creative engine behind thousands of innovative projects. Its iPad app Mira allows the user to expand beyond the Max environment for increased flexibility.
    More information about Cycling ’74 and its product line available here:
    Contact Lilli Wessling Hart (pr@cycling74.com) with graphics requests.
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    • Aug 20 2015 | 8:08 pm
      Very, very exciting news, can't wait to dive in.
    • Aug 21 2015 | 2:06 pm
      Great news! i just did a quick compile for Max 7 Windows 64 bit. Should i share it?
      thanks
    • Aug 21 2015 | 3:07 pm
      oops! didn't see that the package contains already Win compiled externals! thanks a.
    • Aug 21 2015 | 9:24 pm
      Fantastic news ! I'm trying it under max6 win7 32bit and for the moment all the new objects are working fine
    • Aug 22 2015 | 7:46 pm
      Wow! Wonderful news! Thanks a lot.
    • Aug 23 2015 | 2:51 pm
      Was just hoping for a Percolate update. Great timing!