So I'm in college and as part of our final year project we spend 6 months developing something. We've chosen to create a video installation. We will have 4 screens and we need something that the user puts pressure on a midi touch sensor that it changes the video. There is only one change in the whole piece and it selects what video is shown.
If we put the 4 screens aside for a moment, what I'm wondering is can MaxMSP (or Jitter?) be programmed to respond to a midi (or other) type of 4 button input? I think our hope is to have a video playing, then it stops and you select what path to take in the story by either pressing a button or walking onto a floor pad. While we have ambition to bring in more interaction and programming, this is the only major thing that we need to have functioning.
I'm a complete newcomer to all this so any pointers, ideas, suggestions or just about anything would be very welcome.
PS, i am aware I may be in the completely wrong section of the site, but really I'm quite clueless to it all, so if someone wants to point me in the right direction, thats cool too. many thanks.