send a bang at specific point in a jit.movie?


    May 01 2006 | 6:29 pm
    I want to trigger different events at different points in a movie. I'm also trying to send a bang that will start movie X (a movie selected based on other factors in the patch) at the end of movie A.
    I've tried sending out the frame count and selecting a certain frame number that would send the bang, but for some reason it doesn't work (I can post the patch if needed).
    I have a hunch this is much easier than I have made it out in my head. If you need more info, let me know. Any suggestions are appreciated.

    • May 01 2006 | 7:48 pm
      >I've tried sending out the frame count and selecting a certain >frame number that would send the bang, but for some reason it >doesn't work (I can post the patch if needed).
      maybe you should send your patch so we can see where you are stuck , this is a pretty basic issue.
      did you get a chance to check Jitter tutorial 04 "04jControllingMoviePlayback.pat" ? or the "loop_detect.pat" in the jitter examples folder ? this could get you started . jump and frame are the messages to be sent to the jit.qt.movie object to go to specific frames of your selected movies...
      i am not sure if i can b more of any help right now ...
      best,
      karl
    • May 02 2006 | 1:32 am
      Karl,
      One thing I'm trying to avoid is the movie looping. For example, how can I have the movie reach the end and then send a bang that would turn off the metro banging the movie.
      Here's an example of one of my tests that does not work. I modified the "04jControllingMoviePlayback.pat" patch so theoretically the movie would reach frame 12, and throw a toggle. But it doesn't work. Not sure why. If I could accomplish something similar that would be a step in the direction I'm headed!
      Thanks...
    • May 02 2006 | 4:25 am
      Hi,
      Just wanted to quickly add that I did find the "loopreport 1" "loopnotify" messages and that is helping a great deal.
      However, I am still looking to trigger events when the video reaches specific frames. For example, send a bang when the video reaches frame 10. Again, any help is appreciated.
    • May 17 2006 | 6:34 am
      Still nothing on this. I've searched the forums, asked friends. About to give up on it, but I'll try one more time...
      Is there no way to get a bang at a certain frame in a jit.qt.movie object?
      I'm trying to get a bang say 10 frames or even a few seconds before a movie ends so I can cue other actions. There has to be a way to do this, no?
      Thanks in advance...
    • May 17 2006 | 7:03 am
      Try this: