I'll build a demo version as soon as I'll find some time.
Concerning bar/beat/tick representation, this is something that is definitely on my todo list.
But I want a system that allows for flexible time signature and tempo changes.
I started working on it but it's not yet ready, so it did not make it into the initial release.
I'm working on a partially similar project for my thesis - but as a standalone/OSC application ...
So I've got two questions:
1. How long did it take you to write the whole thing ?
2. Is it "scriptable" ? I mean can the gui commands also be invoked by messages to the external? (Looking at the Undo History, the potential seems to be there...)
I've been fortunate enough to be a beta tester for Roby's rs.delos object, and can say that it is quite amazing. I've not yet played with the note~ object referenced above (hope to try it at the Cycling Expo!), but a few nice things about Roby's are the incredible flexibility for the GUI display, the ability to also embed buffer~'s in the pianoroll (just like any DAW, it can include audio buffers AND note info!!), and cross platform ability. And finally, Roby's open-ness to suggestions for improvement.
Amen to that!
I'm afraid I was a bit of a lurker on the beta list, but enjoying the ride nonetheless.
Note~ and the new improved detonate look interesting too, but this is the one that's really caught my eye.
You wait years for a decent timeline for Max to come along...
haha, stupid me, I mistakenly thought the button was to buy the thing... and I wanted to click on the word license in the sentence above, sorry,... just don't expected that kind of button for that, sorry for the noise
I've download your demo version just to check if it's suiting my needs.
When I load it, the tools don't appears in the window and I've got those messages in Max Window :
file pointer8.png not found
file cursor_pencil32.png not found
file cursor_scissors.png not found
file cursor_pastetube.png not found
file cursor_zoom.png not found
file cursor_pencilBpf32.png not found
file cursor_selectBpf.png not found
file cursor_arrows_leftright.png not found
I've noticed that the "Resources" folder that is supposed to contain those files is not present in the Mac version of the object so I've tried to copy it from the windows version with no success.
Any idea ?
I am looking for a timeline to trigger sounds when a movie reaches particular frames.
the movie is readed with a varying speed (it is triggered by a bicycle). so I was wondering if a can play delos with some message like "time $1" rather than just do play and stop.
I bought it but I was never able to figure out how to use it! The documentation seemed to just define what the pieces were as opposed to how to actually use them. I futzed around with it for a while and then gave up (no time) and was just hoping some beginner tutorials would show up that I could read.
the problem with the missing image files was a path problem. if you download the demo there is a folder "rs.delos put into Cycling '74:max-externals", but you don't have to put this whole folder in your Cycling folder, but only its content
this works: /Applications/Max6/Cycling '74/3rdparty-externals
this does not work: /Applications/Max6/Cycling '74/3rdparty-externals/rs.delos put into Cycling '74:max-externals
ok, detonate lost the gui
I am testing the demo is too buggy and unpleasant and restrictive.
the license says no guarantees pay, pay and pay,
Not finished ..
there are things in the list of things to do but "pay" is already solved ...
Hey- great concept- much needed, but I'm having issues getting usable output from it. I'm just using the demo, but sometimes it doesn't cycle when it is set to, sometimes it misses messages, and the bpf output doesn't produce reliable results. It seems like the first two issues happen when there's something else going on in Max, like a message box moving. Maybe it has to do with the transport missing a specific time or something?
The bpf output sometimes kicks out time x coordinates based on the absolute time of the transport, sometimes between 0 and around 100 (but not always), even when the event is much longer. This isn't affected by changing absolute vs relative bpf time.
I'd love to use this external for a number of applications, but I don't think I can at this point. Any suggestions?