Making a dial


    Sep 14 2007 | 2:03 pm
    Hi folks,
    do you know if exist a solution to quickly build a "dial" jpg for using it with the pictctrl object?
    That is, a jpg with a sequences of images progressive rotated...
    I'm trying right now with Macromedia Flash: it can export a sequence of jpg (or pict or whatever), but is only half of the work, because I should copy/paste any pict in a big jpg using photoshop or something like this.
    Alternatevely, I'm seeing that Flash can export an animated gif, that is maybe what I'm looking for.
    However, I don't know how to convert an animated gif to a jpg sequence...
    Any help will be really appreciated!
    Regards
    Carlo

    • Sep 14 2007 | 2:26 pm
      Take a look at this thread:
      Best,
      Dan
      At 8:03 AM -0600 9/14/07, carlo rossi wrote:
      >Hi folks,
      >
      >do you know if exist a solution to quickly build a "dial" jpg for
      >using it with the pictctrl object?
      >That is, a jpg with a sequences of images progressive rotated...
      --
      Dan Nigrin
      Defective Records
      202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X / Major
      Malfunction
      http://www.defectiverecords.com
    • Sep 14 2007 | 11:10 pm
      Ops
      Thank you :)
    • Sep 15 2007 | 9:06 am
      If you are on a mac and don't mind some programming (as if anyone
      patching would mind that) there is a very nice program which you can
      easely code to do all kinds of freaky stuff: www.nodebox.net
      don't know if it would be the best thing for it but at least you can
      generate some pdf's that you can brake apart in illustrator or flash
      or something like that
      anyway it's a great program to mess with
      best
      pieter
      On 14 Sep 2007, at 16:26, Dan Nigrin wrote:
      > Take a look at this thread:
      >
      > http://www.cycling74.com/forums/index.php?t=msg&goto=91671
      >
      > Best,
      > Dan
      >
      > At 8:03 AM -0600 9/14/07, carlo rossi wrote:
      >> Hi folks,
      >>
      >> do you know if exist a solution to quickly build a "dial" jpg for
      >> using it with the pictctrl object?
      >> That is, a jpg with a sequences of images progressive rotated...
      >
      > --
      > Dan Nigrin
      > Defective Records
      > 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X /
      > Major Malfunction
      > http://www.defectiverecords.com
      > http://www.jackosx.com
      >
      >
    • Sep 16 2007 | 11:35 am
      Thank you, it seems to be a great program.
      However, I solved using the photoshop script, it works perfectly.
      But I have a strange issue if I try to use a jpg with height bigger than 50px, I can't understand what is happening...
      I attach a file containing a test patch and two jpg, the first works fine, the second not.
      Thank you for helps!
      Carlo
    • Sep 16 2007 | 11:38 am
      Oh sorry, it was just because I set a wrong number of frames!
      Sorry for spam :)
    • Sep 23 2007 | 3:50 am
      I've thought about this a lot and realized that really, one should just create the dial in GL and then use the GL commands with a counter to rotate it, capturing the frames each tick. The only problem is that the dial needs all the images in a single file, in a row :: any way to automatically do this, as opposed to saving 128 (or however many) separate files?
      Some kind of magic with the dstrect command and a really long, skinny matrix... probably.
      That would be cool, an automatic dial-creator right in Max, for use in Max!
      --CJ
    • Sep 23 2007 | 7:16 am
      heres what I had made to that effect, sorry for the lack of documentation. I haven't used it in a while but maybe later Ill clean it up so its more user friendly. Load in a movie and set the dimensions and frame numbers and click go and then export a pict.