Hi, I'm very very new to maxMSP/Jitter and currently in a class for it. In there I am trying to accomplish a sort of visiual audio instrument. Here is what the program can do so far.
1) Grab live video
2) Turns it into a black and white image
3) Distorts it to the point of it being only black, gray and white lines. (Part of the Jitter examples found on this site)
4) Goes into a pwindow
5) Spills out data from window into a 320 multislider with a min of 0 and max of 1
A few things I am trying to understand and accomplish here. First off the data that is spilled from the video, it is a list of some kind. How do is it set up, so that I can read values from it.
And last and for most, how would I "normalize" any kind of disturbance. I plan to have the camera aimmed at a black felt of something and there would be refected areas. Is there anyway to sample it for a few seconds, then lower the average of the all the brightness lines. This would make it easier to dectect and read motions.
I thank you very very much to any and all who read this. Any form of help would be most appreciated. Thank you