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.
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    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