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connecting processing with MaxMSP

November 12, 2008 | 11:09 pm

I’m doing a project at college. I’m connecting a webcam to processing and then connecting at to a synth in MaxMSP.

I’ve been experimenting with FrameDifferencing. I would like to take output data from that example and feed it into some kind of command in MaxMSP to change the synth sound. That’s the idea anyway.

This is my first time attempting anything like this. If anybody has any simple ideas about how to do this please let me know. This is also my first time posting on a forum.


November 17, 2008 | 3:54 am

You could do everything in Max/Jitter if you wanted to, capture with jit.qt.grab or jit.dx.grab (Windows). Then you can manipulate the image as well as the synth all in the same environment. Or you could do everything in Processing if you add the synth libraries. I’m much more partial to MMJ though since the UI is tons easier to build and there’s a lot more options for control you can get at easily.

There’s also a Processing-Max bridge, but I haven’t tried it.


November 17, 2008 | 2:07 pm
November 17, 2008 | 2:41 pm

I would just download and install the oscP5 library for Processing ( and use that + Max’s UDP send and receive objects to communicate.

It doesn’t sound like you want to run a processing sketch in max or anything. Just shuttle information back and forth. I find this method to be the easiest to accomplish that task.


November 17, 2008 | 6:30 pm

Yep, OSC can connect anything x)

September 19, 2012 | 10:52 pm

I friggin love Max ! Thanks all..

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