Sequencing for any events in max ? (animation etc)


    Feb 14 2017 | 9:44 am
    Hi Question from noob. What abilities or modules exist today in max for convenient\productive change in time (ie sequencing) for any parameters\objects state? What could it be. This is still some kind of list of numbers? Or have recently come up with something else more visually comfortable? No, I do not want to say that the list of numbers is a bad thing, sometimes a very necessary such minimalism, but sometimes want to some graphic columns or curves, which allow more clearly observe the variation in time. Maybe I'm talking about what has long existed in max? Or something new has appeared recently in this direction?

    • Feb 14 2017 | 12:05 pm
      Most people roll their own, since the range of possible things one would wish to do is sufficiently broad that it's difficult to imagine what would please everyone. The "is there one object that does this?" question will often get you an answer like this.
      That said, the node object and even the humble live.step object can provide very reasonable places from which you might begin. In addition, the ability of the pattr objects' ability to interpolate between sets of stored data is in pretty wide use, as well.
      Finally, when it comes to providing interesting curves for interpolation between data, the recently released Ease package is a treasure trove of possible futures (it follows on from the earlier gen~-based port of the standard Easing functions first referenced here: https://cycling74.com/forums/easing-and-tweening-how-to-make-a-tulip/ ).
      I'm sure there are other possibilities
    • Feb 14 2017 | 1:34 pm
      Depends on your needs... seq, seq~, techno~, live.step (etc.), or score-based objects from the great Bach package... or integration with Ableton, which open more possibilities, as well as connecting Max to other tools (commercial or not) via OSC, MIDI, web sockets...
      "Universal" sequencing is a touching idea and sometimes I get the impression, that a kind of a common sequencing object is still missing in Max, but in general I also think, that this hypothetical universal sequencer will be always less operable, than any already existing specialised object.
    • Feb 14 2017 | 3:16 pm
      how could a sequencing object be simpler or more universal than what the metro object does? (sending out bangs)
    • Feb 14 2017 | 3:22 pm
      haha... brilliant...
      maybe an object which is sending out nothing... works immediately and without any preparations for sequencing Cage's 4'33''
    • Feb 14 2017 | 6:46 pm
      Oh ok, thanks for replies.
    • Feb 14 2017 | 9:02 pm
    • Feb 14 2017 | 11:36 pm
      4/33 can be done using [bogus], but take care that you dont copy violationrights or something when performing 4/33 live.
    • Feb 15 2017 | 8:05 am
      @ ROBY STEINMETZER
      But rs_delos is still 32bit only, isn't it?
    • Feb 15 2017 | 10:55 am
      Roby Steinmetzer hmm looks interesting, yes would be good for 64 bit also indeed.
    • Feb 15 2017 | 10:40 pm
      I uploaded a 64bit Mac version. Windows and Demo is still 32bit. Roby