> Has anyone made a successful networked-based connection (e.g. OSC)
> between maxmsp & motionbuilder?
We did one by writing an OSC plug-in for Motion Builder.
Actually, not exactly: we ended up with a TCP (not UDP) OSC *client*
in Motion Builder, presumably for hysterical reasons to do with the
internal driver architecture of MB, so I had to knock up a TCP-to-UDP
OSC proxy. The whole thing was rather hard work and not very reliable.
You aren't kidding about it being burried...I feel like I followed all the links and still can't find anything! ;)
We've got a little (non-OSC) UDP plugin that was written here, but it was a one off and had very specific, and limiting, commands that I am not sure I can make work for this application. And the UDP messages are to be 8 byte, composed of 4 16-bit integer! That's been a fun task to handle in java (given my limited java skills).
Just out of curiosity, where were your reliability issues? I've heard that MIDI is a crap shoot with Motionbuilder...but was hoping that a specially built plugin might be a better, and more stable, approach. Reliability is a big issue on this particular project I am working on (like it isn't everywhere, I suppose!).