I am basically trying to re-synthisize a sonographic image. So the image itself very literally represents spectral content that should then be triggered in a simple synthesis engine inside a poly~.
The problem I am having is how to read through an image left to right in such a way that I capture all the Y values for every X value at once, like the vertical line cursor in a sequencer moving through a sound file. So far all I've been able to accomplish is reading through the image pixel by pixel (and even then I'm not sure how to determine which way I'm reading through it).
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to achieve what I want? The "Whispering_heights" example patch seems close, but it seems to be tailored for moving images and the mechanism for reading through the file seems awfully complex.
Any ideas and assistance is appreciated.