lcd: drawsprite vs lineto
May 18 2012 | 8:21 am
I've been toying with using a simple Max patch to record on screen mouse movements over time, similar to these: http://iographs.com/
To start, I've tried using the [lcd] object, but found that it's not super happy about tracking the mouse when the patch window isn't in the foreground. To get around that, I put in [mousestate] into a 'lineto' message. This seems to work pretty well, but the line it draws is noticeably jagged.
Instead I tried [mousestate] into a 'drawsprite circle' message. This gives me a nice line, but stops working as soon as the patch window isn't in the foreground. Aside from that, I didn't make any changes. Is there something about 'drawsprite' that requires the window to be in view?
I've been running the following patch in Presentation Mode, to track the entire screen (mine happens to be 1920x1080)...