Reading a sequence of images fast


    Mar 31 2008 | 7:53 pm
    I'm working on a stop-motion system where the user takes pictures, those pictures end up (as jpgs) in a folder, and I have a jitter patch that reads those pictures in a loop as they are taken. This seems to work fine by just calling read myphotoXX.jpg into a jit.qt.movie (using a metro and a custom java object that outputs the path of the files sequentially) but it's pretty slow. Any suggestions on how I could do this while using less ressources ?

    • Mar 31 2008 | 8:29 pm
    • Mar 31 2008 | 8:35 pm
      That would be an idea, however, as new images arrive on the machine as the images is played back, that might be tricky...
    • Nov 05 2010 | 1:47 pm
      Hi, I'm in the same project... Could you someone help to know how to start... I'm really new in Max and this is my first project....
      If you have an idea or a post that can explain me some details....
      Best...
      KinoLab
    • Nov 05 2010 | 1:57 pm
      hi,
      you could try to instaciate a jit.gl.texture for every new picture you take. then use a jit.gl.videoplane to display those pictures...
      it should be faster than reading from the hard drive.
      cheers
      g
    • Nov 05 2010 | 5:33 pm
      have a look at jit.matrixset it was made for that sort of thing.
    • Nov 08 2010 | 10:19 pm
      thanks for yours answer... I'll let you know
      best
    • Nov 09 2010 | 11:12 pm
      Hi, I'm trying to create the patch... but :
      Two problems...
      1 - i don't know how can i set the exportimage of jit.qt.grab to crate a sequence of jpg.. it overwrite the jpg each time...
      2 - How can i set the jit.matrixset to analyse the folder each (metro) time and ajout the news jpg ??
      Sorry but I'm starting with max....
      best