Jitter video import directly

    Dec 02 2009 | 2:09 am
    Hey, I am wondering how I can get jitter to read a video without having to search through my harddrive. I know that in the tutorials they have, for example, "read animation.mov". where do I have to put my movie files in order to be able to use a message that reads them directly?

    • Dec 02 2009 | 6:51 am
      Go to your Max installation folder
      Cycling > Max 5 > patches > media
      drop your files there..
    • Dec 02 2009 | 9:45 am
      They can also be in any other random location that is added to the search path using File Preferences...
    • Jan 05 2010 | 5:06 am
      Or you deliver the complete file path, then it could be anywhere...
    • Jan 05 2010 | 9:26 pm
      look to [opendialog fold] or [dropfile], also "path" message to "thispatcher". then use some sprintf %s combining to prepend the path to your open command. needs to be a single symbol.
      Any of the Examples files have this ready-to-go? It's a very common topic on here. It's not too tough to deal with, but it's also not automatic---that is, Max won't reliably find media that's in the same folder as the patch, which I for one would expect.
      Using the File Preferences is fine while you're developing, but can't be accessed using the Runtime, so it doesn't cover all the bases.
      <> I'm wrong, you can use [filepath] to set a new path while in the Runtime, apparently.