Re: jit.matrixset and basic patch efficiency?

    Apr 17 2006 | 11:15 pm
    On Apr 17, 2006, at 3:51 AM, stuart smith wrote:
    > 1. Is there a way to route images from jit.uldl
    > directly into jit.matixset? I've tested
    > using the same image url's
    > and it seems far more gui/thread hungry? jit.uldl
    > seems to run much smoother in the background. My
    > patch is downloading images, substituting "%20" for
    > any "%2520" in the image name, storing and reading
    > from various coll objects.
    > I would like to avoid this much disk access if
    > possible, hence the jit.matrixset option.
    You could use jit.uldl->disk->jit.matrix importmovie or -
    >jit.matrixset. However, have you tried using asyncread with and URLs? This does the work in a background thread.
    > 2. A patch i've been using has 9 jit, objects
    > reading image stills into 9 videoplanes. These are
    > only stills so i can use a "read $2, bang" without the
    > use of metro.
    > Could i improve on the efficiency by using only 1
    > instance of and routing the image to one
    > of the 9 videoplanes? Does instances use
    > any cpu when not used?
    Not if the movie is stopped and not being banged. So using 9
    instances of is only taking up more RAM, not eating CPU
    in this case.

    • Apr 18 2006 | 12:29 am
      I found mxj.jitwebimage
      to be a good way to download images.
      Another good thing to know is that you can use "importmovie" and just import pictures into a matrix without the quicktime object.
      Employing either of these might help.