Hi all! My idea is simple: to create a patch which loops two separate sections of a qt file. These two looped sections would loop a random number of times, allocated arbitrarily by a value from 1 to 10 (i.e. the numbers signify the number of loops / repetitions)
Being a complete noob, I don’t have any idea how to do this. I’ve been stoically working through the tutorials, but I can’t see how this could be done…can anyone help?
There’s a couple features of jit.qt.movie that you’ll want to familiarize yourself with. First is the loop attributes. You can set @looppoints to define a looping region of the movie file, and "@loopreport 1" to have jit.qt.movie notify when it reaches the loop point.
Alternately, (the way I would recommend for this) you can drive the movie frame using a counter (or accum or any source of numbers) and a "frame $1" message. This will give you the tightest control over playback. There are a variety of ways in Max to store numbers for the loop points.