I’m trying to set up this simple installation and I would like to make use of max to do it.
I know i can use other software to achieve the same results, but i really would like to create a patch on max for this specific situation.
I have a set of pictures that I would like to assign them to a specific midi key. i want to be able to press keys on my midi keyboard and each of the keys will trigger a different image on a projector.
I’m pretty comfortable creating the midi part, simple midi for max but I have no idea which direction to take in order to trigger each specific picture.
Hopefully somebody will guide me or just put me in the right direction!
if you just need one image at a time, one way would be to put all your filenames into a coll and then retrieve those filenames with the midi keynumber (of course a stripnote would be a good idea there). Then connect the coll to a jit.qt.movie type rig and you are set.
also check out the autopopulate feature for [umenu], you can see all your image file names and select whichever you want by sending it an index number. use a [select] on your MIDI notes to decide which opens what, and maybe have a special key which randomly selects from the entire list.