How many objects

    Feb 22 2021 | 9:29 am
    Hi! Supposing I have many spheres ( on the scene and I want to write index numbers on the surfaces of most of them. Is it necessary to dedicate a separate object for each numbered sphere or is there a workaround?

    • Feb 22 2021 | 3:06 pm
      you can create a "textue atlas" with all the numbers and then use tex_map 1 and tex_plane_s/t to map them.
      unfortunately the tex_plane_s/t use is archaic and not intuitive, but it works. you can even use it with
      use this snippet to make things slightly more intuitive:
    • Feb 22 2021 | 3:12 pm
      here's a very old patch i made that uses the above technique with to map key object output to locations in a font atlas using tex_plane_s/t.
      in this case the math takes into account the characters in the font atlas are 16 x 16, but that's about the only hint i can give to how the jit.expr math works.
    • Feb 22 2021 | 4:06 pm
      That's a fantastic patch, thank you.About I'm trying to include user interaction and make all shapes selectable by mouse to get the individual object "name"s from, so I think I cannot use for that but I have to create shapes individually. I'm not experienced in Jitter so I have to ask with apologies: if this is adaptable to use without (for the purpose I explained), can you give other hints in that direction?
    • Feb 22 2021 | 7:26 pm
      IMO the best solution for mouse picking with gl.multiple is to use some jit.phys objects for this (phys.multiple phys.picker) in conjunction with the gl.multiple.
      if desired, you can set @dynamics 0 on your to so that you are only using the collisions functionality of the physics simulation.
      search the file browser for phys.multiple.picking.maxpat for an example of using phys.picker with phys.multiple for mouse picking
    • Feb 22 2021 | 7:31 pm
      here's a modified version of that example patch that removes dynamics and simplifies the setup a bit: