Here's a simple one I made using grayscale. Not too tough to do in Photoshop, but you do have to be pretty precise. Also you should check out the Knobman app for this kind of thing, it'll manage all the details (sizing etc.) for you. The resulting files can be used in your matrixctrl as long as you have the display settings right. Great app!
I've always imagined that it must be fairly trivial to build something with Jitter that would do the job of rotating and stitching graphics for matixctrl, but being very much the Jitter newb, I've never got much further than thinking about it.
Here are a few graphics and example patch that I posted during one of my many rants about the beauty of dial mode,
> I've always imagined that it must be fairly trivial to build something with Jitter that would do the job of rotating and stitching graphics for matixctrl, but being very much the Jitter newb, I've never got much further than thinking about it.
Me too... Something like, if you wanted a series of different-colored boxes (or prettier, saturation levels of a certain hue):
counter with total # of states --> panel color (using swatch and HSB mode) --> sample panel updates on screen in the "snapshot position" --> jit.desktop grabs snapshot of that state --> send into appropriately-sized jit.matrix using dstdim to position it linearly --> export image file from jit.matrix.
Additional rows for the other matrixctrl modes could be added, though some fiddling with masks etc. would be needed. For a simple square it would be straightforward.
No doubt there are many other ways, but this would work. You could also use dials as picts if you wanted, where the counter would auto-set the value (and possibly change the color if you want) for each state before jit.desktop grabs it. Or you could make some *really* cool ones using GL or jsui---again, some main value sets the appearance of the state, snapshot-->store in long pic in the right place, repeat as desired.
The issue with making it, as with everything in Max, is... When Do I Stop Adding Cool Features??
Here's a batch that I use with my rhythmic pattern maker patch. I am actually in the process of transitioning it to Max 5 now, with some hiccups. Hopefully afterward I will have a chance to share. In the meantime, enjoy the picts.