timer?


    May 26 2006 | 10:12 pm
    I have been searching for an object which would give bang if it receives no activity from the source in specified time, is there any?
    My situation is this: I have webcam giving numbers and playing soundfiles, i would like to have it so that when the webcam detects no movement (no number changes) it would start fade out on sound.
    Only thing what I found was by using delay object, so that when there is 0 it would start the delay object and then there is another bang for lets say in 1, so if there is movement it bangs the stop parameter in delay. but this is not very nice way to do it and there is lot of bangs happenings so I was wondering if there would be nicer way to do it?
    Thanks!
    And sorry for my n00bie questions, I just havent found out anything from the net or from max.
    If you want to have look at the patch you can have it from here: http://tomi.dufva.fidisk.fi/vouvoucam.zip

    • May 26 2006 | 10:24 pm
      I had to make something like this once. Works like delay, but for much
      longer intervals... Set delay time in seconds.
      -lcc
      max v2;
    • May 27 2006 | 1:46 am
      Delay does this. Each new bang starts the delay over again. With the metro
      on below no bang will come out at the bottom. Turn the metro off and a bang
      emerges 5 seconds after the most recent bang.
      Cheers,
      Gary Lee Nelson
      TIMARA Department
      Oberlin College
      www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson