## Jitter external question (beginner)

Sep 21 2014 | 11:16 pm

I was wondering if someone could help me out with a jitter external related question.
I am new to this and don't quite understand the jit.fill example in the SDK (which I am using as a template for my external).

This is how I understand it:

1) look for a named matrix in the patcher and if it exists use it to write my data to it:

`matrix = jit_object_findregistered(x->matrix_name); if (matrix&&jit_object_method(matrix, _jit_sym_class_jit_matrix)) { }`

2) lock the matrix and get info from the matrix:

`savelock = (long) jit_object_method(matrix,_jit_sym_lock,1); jit_object_method(matrix,_jit_sym_getinfo,&minfo); jit_object_method(matrix,_jit_sym_getdata,&bp);`

3) write your data to the referenced matrix:

`if (minfo.type==_jit_sym_char) { bp += x->plane; for (i=0;i`

4) unlock the matrix:

jit_object_method(matrix,_jit_sym_lock,savelock);

Here is what I am not understanding. It looks like p is where my data goes... but I don't understand how it is referencing the matrix or how it is connected to the matrix. It works in the external but only for the first matrix. If I try to have two referenced matrices it won't work. I have two video streams I am trying to send to a matrix. could someone explain this to me? In case it is relevant, this is a Max external and I am not using a MOP.

Thanks a bunch!!