pass a jit.matrix through an output object?

    Jun 15 2006 | 2:49 pm
    Hello all, I'm a n00b here, been working with Jitter for about a week. I've been searching the forums and tutorials for what I think is probably an elementary question...
    I am designing various subpatches that will generate video to a matrix, say 800 x 600 in dimension. I then want to pass this matrix data out of the subpatch to the top level where I will mix and effect each generated video matrix.
    It seems that one cannot pass a matrix through an output object in a subpatch. or atleast my efforts have been thwarted.
    am I missing something fundamental here?
    do I generate my matrices at the top level in my main patch, and then the subpatches reference those matrices?
    I've been attacking this from every angle my uninitiated brain can muster.
    a little light on the subject would be greatly appreciated...
    cheers, /ed

    • Jun 15 2006 | 3:27 pm
      Not sure what you're getting at here. Do you have a patch that kind of gets at what you're trying to do. Matrices can be generated anywhere, it just depends on what you're trying to accomplish as to what a good design might be.
    • Jun 15 2006 | 6:49 pm
      If you are using inlets & outlets properly, it will pass. Note that one does not in fact pass a matrix through a patchcord, only its name. Take a look at the Jitter manual, p. 14, the Important Concept in the grey box.