So, I've been looking through the forum archives, and I've seen a lot of reference to the fact that it's easy to use Swing in Max, as long as you're ok with the swing app being in a different window. As it happens, that's exactly what I want. I'm actually trying to use JavaFX 2.0, but that's usually run as a standalone app. However, it turns out that it can be embedded in a jframe, if I can get a swing app communicating with Max.
So, might there be some example code around that I could see, showing the instantiation of a jFrame from Max? Once I've got the Jframe, I believe I know how to get JavaFX drawing to it. Thanks guys!