Cyclops 1.3 Universal Binary Public Beta

    Dec 13 2006 | 4:13 pm
    Users of MaxMSP 4.6.2 can now preview the forthcoming Universal
    Binary version of Cyclops (we're calling it 1.3 to make a break from
    the CFM version, although there is no added functionality).
    jit.cyclops is included, as well.
    The Public Beta will extend until the 3rd of January, at which time
    the object will stop functioning. Until then, the object will run in
    demo mode, _even_if_ you are a registered owner of Cyclops (this is
    our way of ensuring that you upgrade to the final version when it's
    released, and preventing you from planning gigs around beta software)
    - we're sorry if this is an inconvenience.
    Demo mode means that, after 10 minutes, the object will stop
    analyzing data until you restart Max (for jit.cyclops, the object
    will be limited to 2 zones after 10 minutes). This should be long
    enough to test that the object works, and to give you an idea of what
    the object does, if you're unfamiliar with it.
    For those unfamiliar with Cyclops, it's a visual analysis object
    which encapsulates several types of color and luma analysis
    (difference, threshhold, match, etc.) to a number of user-specified
    zones. It works with a QuickTime-compatible camera. The jit.cyclops
    object functions the same, but works with Jitter matrices, rather
    than live input. Cyclops was written by Eric Singer; the object is
    maintained and distributed by Cycling '74.
    Some testing guidelines:
    1. Please read the manual before starting to use the object
    2. Please direct feedback and bug reports to (or using this subject line, so that we can keep
    all discussion about the beta under a single topic in the forum.
    3. Please use the Bug Reporting Guidelines (attached below) when
    reporting problems. Don't forget to specify OS, chipset (PPC/Intel)
    and to include a patch.
    Known gotcha
    Note that Cyclops takes control of an attached camera when it is
    instantiated. This means that the typical sequence:
    a. create Cyclops object in a patcher
    b. option-click on Cyclops object to get help file
    c. play with help file
    will not work!!! You need to open the Cyclops help file directly (in /
    Applications/MaxMSP 4.6/max-help/cyclops-help/). Please do not report
    this as a bug.
    So, thanks for your interest and your time, and for reading this note
    all the way to this point. Your reward is the link.
    The beta version can be downloaded from:
    The Elves
    Please report any problems you experience with clear and complete
    information, including steps to reproduce, software and system
    information, and where possible, an isolated example patch and crash
    log. Something like the following would be ideal. This makes it
    easier for us to find and fix the problems you experience. Without
    such clear and complete information, it is less likely we will be
    able to.
    Provide a descriptive summary of the issue.
    Steps to Reproduce:
    In numbered format, detail the exact steps taken to produce the bug.
    Expected Results:
    Describe what you expected to happen when you executed the steps above.
    Actual Results:
    Please explain what actually occurred when steps above are executed.
    Describe circumstances where the problem occurs or does not occur,
    such as software versions and/or hardware configurations.
    Provide additional information, such as references to related
    problems, workarounds and relevant attachments.