Lighting up a dancer using Max 6, a Kinect and, a LED projector.
Explore many ways to try physical modeling synthesis in Max.
Harness rigid bodies with the second tutorial video covering collisions and constraints.
Get immersed in Jitter Physics with two weeks of daily patches.
In this tutorial series, you can explore the world of programming DMX with Max.
Expand sounds in your next Audacity project.
jit.gen can handle matrices of any type, dimension, and planecount.
Part 3 of the tutorial series on Livid Instruments' Code.
Get helpful and fun examples of Gen, the new Max add-on.
The jit.pix-based patches we created in our last tutorial do cool things and use patching techniques that will probably be accessible to the average Max user, they're not all that they could or should be as Jitter Gen patches.
Don't get me wrong - they make sense and introduce the idea of swizzling data from a vector in the Jitter Gen world.
A two-part introduction to Gen objects in Jitter
In part 1, Darwin showed us all the fundamentals behind step sequencing in Max, and extended that from the computer to the controller.
A series devoted to building software for hardware.
Exploring MGraphics for UI Design
Sequence of little patches for some audio fun.
Here's how you use the Vizzie Kit.
In the last several tutorials I’ve written, I’ve been talking about a subject that interests me a great deal – how to add variety to a Max patch in ways that both provide you with surprising and interesting combinations and do so in ways that make the transition between your input and what your patch is doing more subtle than hitting a button object and having everything start behaving in ways that are obviously not you.
To be more specific, I’ve been talking about ways to use the humble LFO as a generator of that variety by summing, sampling, and otherwise using it to produce less ordinary control curves than can be easily intuited by your audience by the time the second sweep of the LFO comes around.
There’s another obvious source of variety generation that Max users often gravitate toward: random number generators.
A simple truth emerges from the practice of writing Max patches like the Max for Live device we've been working on: The trajectory of “finishing” your Max patch is something you approach on an asymptotic curve - you approach being “done,” but never quite reach it.
One of the most feared and respected objects in the Jitter collection, jit.expr arrived on the scene as part of Jitter 1.5.
Since a lot of people are interested in what the process of porting a Max patch for use in Max for Live looks like, I thought I’d take this tutorial as an opportunity to go over the steps I used to take my waveplayah patch and to convert it to a Max for Live device waveplayah.amxd.
In my last LFO tutorial, I took the basic LFO module I’ve been working with in the previous tutorials, added some new extensions, and created a nice little patch called the waveplayah that used a summed set of the LFO modules to drive the playback of the contents of a buffer~.
A while back, I wrote a series of four tutorials based around the idea of how you could generate and organize variety in Max patches.
While many people are looking at Max for Live as a great way to integrate their favorite hardware controllers, build really unique effects, and add variety to their productions, I was eager to explore what could be done with video inside of Max for Live.
Coming up with ways to get information about the physical world into Max is one of the most fun aspects of working with the software. Whether it is for video processing, sound creation, or any other type of output, physical interactions provide a space for much more interesting relationships to develop. Unfortunately, many ways to get this information into Max require the user to get comfortable with connecting wires to circuit boards and understanding basic (and sometimes not-so-basic) electronics. For this reason, camera-based interactivity can be pretty enticing. There is also a reasonably low startup cost and plugging a camera in is usually a pretty user-friendly process. In this article, I will share a couple of basic techniques for using affordable webcams to gather data in MaxMSP/Jitter.