matrix to message object in mxj

    Nov 18 2010 | 6:13 pm
    Hi everyone! quick (and hopefully simple-to-answer) question...
    I would like to use a jitter object within my mxj code that doesn't return a matrix, but does analysis and spits out numbers. Specifically, I want to use jit.findbounds, which spits out two pairs of numbers for the min and max bounding vertices. How can I get a hold of these numbers in Java code? do I still use the matrixcalc() method, or is there something else? (i.e. a message to call/send)
    I've tried setting the second argument of matrixcalc() to being both a String (no result) and an Atom[] (compile error), in case it returned data that way. Nope.
    Any suggestions appreciated... Dan

    • Nov 18 2010 | 6:43 pm
      If I remember correctly jit.findbounds is not available in Java.
    • Jan 02 2011 | 2:46 am
      Hi maybe it's a bit late now:) but it works for me with the output argument to matrixcalc() as null:
      import com.cycling74.jitter.*;
      import com.cycling74.max.*;
      public class myfb extends MaxObject {
         private JitterObject fb;
         public myfb() {
            declareInlets(new int[] {DataTypes.MESSAGE});
            declareOutlets(new int[] {DataTypes.LIST, DataTypes.LIST});
            setInletAssist(0, "(matrix) in");
            setOutletAssist(new String[]{"(list) min bounds", "(list) max bounds"});
            declareAttribute("min", "getMin", "setMin");
            declareAttribute("max", "getMax", "setMax");
            fb = new JitterObject("jit.findbounds");
         private Atom[] getMin() {
            return fb.getAttr("min");
         private void setMin(Atom[] a) {
            fb.setAttr("min", a);
         private Atom[] getMax() {
            return fb.getAttr("max");
         private void setMax(Atom[] a) {
            fb.setAttr("max", a);
         public void jit_matrix(String in) {
            fb.matrixcalc(in, null);
            outlet(1, fb.getAttr("boundmax"));
            outlet(0, fb.getAttr("boundmin"));
         protected void notifyDeleted() {