Multiple random-length looping sections within a video


    Mar 29 2012 | 10:36 am
    Hi all! My idea is simple: to create a patch which loops two separate sections of a qt file. These two looped sections would loop a random number of times, allocated arbitrarily by a value from 1 to 10 (i.e. the numbers signify the number of loops / repetitions)
    Being a complete noob, I don't have any idea how to do this. I've been stoically working through the tutorials, but I can't see how this could be done...can anyone help?
    Many thanks, A

    • Mar 29 2012 | 10:37 am
      p.s. I am using Max 6.0
    • Mar 29 2012 | 4:14 pm
      There's a couple features of jit.qt.movie that you'll want to familiarize yourself with. First is the loop attributes. You can set @looppoints to define a looping region of the movie file, and "@loopreport 1" to have jit.qt.movie notify when it reaches the loop point.
      Alternately, (the way I would recommend for this) you can drive the movie frame using a counter (or accum or any source of numbers) and a "frame $1" message. This will give you the tightest control over playback. There are a variety of ways in Max to store numbers for the loop points.
    • Mar 31 2012 | 10:19 am
      Thanks alot! This was very helpful - got some way with it now, but coming a cropper on a few things. If time and concentration don't smooth them out, watch this space....
      Thanks again! A