multi dimensional control ?


    Aug 03 2006 | 9:52 pm
    The 2d x-y control lets you fade between 4 different parameters. Is there an easy way to create a multi dimensional control, for example a 4d control (an octagon) that would allow me the ability to fade between 8 parameters? Is there an existing javascript control that does this?
    Anthony

    • Aug 04 2006 | 10:03 am
    • Aug 05 2006 | 4:41 am
      > The 2d x-y control lets you fade between 4 different parameters. > Is there an easy way to create a multi dimensional control, > for example a 4d control (an octagon) that would allow me the ability > to fade between 8 parameters? Is there an existing javascript > control that does this?
      I'm not sure how close this is to what you are looking for, but Oli Larkin made a very nice parameter interpolation system for Max called int.lib which is available on his website :
      Essentially it allows you the ability to fade between any number of parameters, rather than being restricted to 4 or 8.
      It's open source and I think mostly Javascript-based, but as far as I know it requires Jitter at the moment.
      It's somewhat similar to the Metasurface in Audiomulch, in that it allows you to create presets or snapshots of parameter values and place them in a 2D plane, and then move a cursor around that represents a weighting of each preset and hence each parameter value. Though they differ in other ways, such as that int.lib uses a gravitational system whereas the Audiomulch Metasurface is based on Voronoi tesselation.
      -- Brian