[Logitech Attack 3] and the 'hi' object??


    Jul 19 2006 | 2:41 pm
    Hello all,
    I went out and bought myself a joystick to use as an alternative controller for max.
    I got as far as the hi object help file reporting me this:
    "Logitech Attack 3
    22 elements"
    This means max recognises the joystick and I should be able to use it, doesn't it?
    It doesn't seem to output any other data at all?? Help, what should I do?

    • Jul 19 2006 | 3:16 pm
      Just checking, have you sent a 'poll 10' message to the object after
      selecting your joystick in the device menu?
      FYI, I had some problems with [hi] on Windows XP (check the archives if
      you're curious) and so I switched to using [joystick] instead which is
      working perfectly so far.
      -- Brian
    • Jul 19 2006 | 3:23 pm
      Thank you very much! {:)
      I'm using OSX.. so the 'joystick' object is not an option.
      ...but that "poll 10" message seems to work now, had to connect the joystick to a different usb port to get it working, though!? Weird!
      I'm looking forward to implementing the joystick in patches, any experience?
    • Jul 19 2006 | 3:34 pm
      Quote: sympathetic_noise@hotmail.com wrote on Wed, 19 July 2006 16:23
      ----------------------------------------------------
      > Thank you very much! {:)
      >
      > I'm using OSX.. so the 'joystick' object is not an option.
      >
      > ...but that "poll 10" message seems to work now, had to connect the joystick to a different usb port to get it working, though!? Weird!
      >
      I'm not sure, but if you re-select the device from the device menu and then click on the menu itself that should re-initialise the controller, this might save you from having to switch USB ports.
      > I'm looking forward to implementing the joystick in patches, any experience?
      Well... all the interesting stuff happens with mapping really - once you have a controller sending (or receiving e.g. force-feedback) data there are all sorts of ways of using this data.
      You might be interested in the work of Ali Momeni at CNMAT:
      He ported a physical modelling library called PMPD to Max
      which allows for some very interesting mapping strategies.
      Also, the Spring 2006 issue of the Computer Music Journal is devoted to mapping and is well worth the read.
      good luck,
      -- Brian
    • Jul 19 2006 | 4:11 pm
      hello Alexander...
      Yes, I ve done it before....its easy..
      poll is to define the rate of reading values...
      then you have to put a print object so to see what values you get.
      For each controller there is a number e.g. 45, 42 etc. and then a value.
      with a route object you route the values from each controller to get its values.
      The rest its all a matter of what are u planning to control.
      Best
      NeuroMax
      alexander wrote:
      Thank you very much! {:)
      I'm using OSX.. so the 'joystick' object is not an option.
      ...but that "poll 10" message seems to work now, had to connect the joystick to a different usb port to get it working, though!? Weird!
      I'm looking forward to implementing the joystick in patches, any experience?
      --
      - Alexander