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pass a jit.matrix through an output object?

Jun 15 2006 | 2:49 pm

Hello all, I’m a n00b here, been working with Jitter for about a week. I’ve been searching the forums and tutorials for what I think is probably an elementary question…

I am designing various subpatches that will generate video to a matrix, say 800 x 600 in dimension. I then want to pass this matrix data out of the subpatch to the top level where I will mix and effect each generated video matrix.

It seems that one cannot pass a matrix through an output object in a subpatch. or atleast my efforts have been thwarted.

am I missing something fundamental here?

do I generate my matrices at the top level in my main patch, and then the subpatches reference those matrices?

I’ve been attacking this from every angle my uninitiated brain can muster.

a little light on the subject would be greatly appreciated…


Jun 15 2006 | 3:27 pm

Not sure what you’re getting at here. Do you have a patch that kind
of gets at what you’re trying to do. Matrices can be generated
anywhere, it just depends on what you’re trying to accomplish as to
what a good design might be.


Jun 15 2006 | 6:49 pm

If you are using inlets & outlets properly, it will pass. Note that
one does not in fact pass a matrix through a patchcord, only its
name. Take a look at the Jitter manual, p. 14, the Important Concept
in the grey box.


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