I'm trying to make a VJ Jitter patch in which the 2 movies playing pass through some effects before being mixed. The trouble is that I want to be able to switch live from an effect to another. By now I've tried:
- Putting all the effects in the same patch, and switching from one to another using send or forward.
- Loading a bpatcher of the effect using a script.
- Loading the effect patch itself (in a new window, using the load message)
The first method is too heavy on CPU, since when you load an effect, it seems to use your CPU even if a matrix is not sent to it. The last two methods are less expensive in that sense, but both make Max crash after a certain amount of time.
I was wondering if there was an equivalent to mute~/pass~ objects for jitter. Or maybe there is an easier solution for that...
Thanks a lot!