Max/MSP with Adobe Flash interface


    Mar 04 2008 | 1:45 pm
    Hi all!
    i was wondering if anyone could help me out
    i want to make a reactable style synthesizer (controlling synth parameters with blocks on a table) and have the graphics on the interface generated in flash.
    i was wondering if its possible to have adobe flash controlled by max/msp?
    for example when i move the block around the tabletop the graphics produced in flash moves around with the block
    is that possible? and if so could anyone point me out to a few tutorials?
    Many Thanks
    Andy :o)

    • Mar 04 2008 | 3:51 pm
      On 4 Mar 2008, at 13:45, plainlazy wrote:
      > for example when i move the block around the tabletop the graphics > produced in flash moves around with the block
      Best bet is probably via OSC: use udpsend/udpreceive on the MaxMSP side, and flosc on the Flash side. It'll require a fair bit of wiring, plumbing and bricklaying, but it's possible.
      Or, you may want to just investigate doing the graphics in MaxMSP directly via jsui; a lot less bother.
      -- N.
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    • Mar 04 2008 | 10:57 pm
      I'm pretty sure it was Processing that was used, maybe as a controller for Max or pd. You can find more info on reactable from processing.org
      Just in case you hadn't seen that info...
    • Mar 05 2008 | 8:12 pm
      Actually, the reactivision software is available in a number of protocols, including flash, but is mainly for tracking with a camera.
      In terms of Flash and music, check out a tutorial I did for Infusion Systems, using a Java MIDI server based on Flosc. The Java server wasn't able to see Max's MIDI output, only hardware interfaces, but I didn't experiment that much.