midi to animated text


    Nov 15 2013 | 4:02 pm
    Hi,
    just wondered what would be a good start to program midi data to text and transparency. My intention would be to assign specific text and symbols to a certain midi value.
    Step 1: say c3 = red (written in red)
    Step 2: c3 gets any assigment (like symbols) in a artistic context during the piece. Say 0-10 sec: c3 = "a" 10-20 sec: c3 = "b" 20-30 sec c3 = "c"
    Step 3: This will be expanded to the chromatic scale. The values are shown on different spots on the screen. Lets assume a Matrix positioning onscreen for this example:
    c3 c#3 d3 d#3 e3 f4 f#3 g3 g#3 a3 a#3 b3
    whereby the midi notes shown here are regarded as variables which shall display any kind of character (letter, symbols etc)
    Step 4: the velocity values control transparency of the assigned text and symbols.
    Step 5: Design part - colouring and different font assignments should be implemented as well. Maybe assigned to different controllers. ------------
    The creation of this should react on live playing and midi files later on. As I am new to Max, it would be fine to get an impression of you more experienced guys out there what max would be capable on this project.It would help to make a decision to dive into more detailed myself. Feel free to give some info on the programming of my concept which shows a very rough picture here.
    I could imagine, it gets more detailed, when the capabilities in MAX become clearer to me...
    Thanks!!!! Best regards TM