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Random pixel effect using Max objects… simpler and faster to create in Jitter?

Jun 19 2012 | 8:18 pm

I’m very new to Jitter so would like to sound this idea off to see if anyone can point me in the right direction.

I want to light up a single random pixel in a matrix, and then have that pixel fade to black/transparency over the course of 2000ms. I want this to be happening once every 250ms, so that new pixels are appearing as the older ones fade out.

Using my current knowledge, here’s how I would do it. Most of the process is being handled by basic Max objects.

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I’m guessing there are simpler and faster ways of generating this kind of effect using Jitter. Can anyone give me a few pointers? Some object suggestions or links to tutorials would be great. Thanks :)

Jun 19 2012 | 8:40 pm

take a look at the jit.slide object for this kind of effect.

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Jun 19 2012 | 9:07 pm

Thanks! That works quite well.

Still interested to hear more suggestions….

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