Use MaxURL to Create a Realtime Instagram Collage
New with Max 6.1.7, the maxurl object gives you the ability to easily connect Max with the web using HTTP messages. If you've been thinking about creating a crowd-sourced multimedia patch or a data-driven interactive work, now is a good time to give it a shot. To demonstrate one possible direction, in this tutorial we'll look at creating a Jitter collage with Instagram photos.
- Download the Max Project and place it in your Max/Projects folder to get started.Important note: You must have Max 6.1.7 (or later) installed.
Since we're using the Instagram API to run this, you will need to visit the Instagram developer site to get your own API client ID. If you already have an Instagram account, it's really simple. Keep the client ID handy because you'll need it later.
Setting up the XMLHttpRequest
Handling the Response
Back in the Patcher
Now that you've got the basics in place to start pulling in and using photos, try exploring the API and doing other types of image search. There are also lots of different web APIs that you can explore to connect your Max patch.
by Andrew Benson on
Jun 9, 2014 2:32 PM