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Reading a sequence of images fast

Mar 31 2008 | 7:53 pm

I’m working on a stop-motion system where the user takes pictures, those pictures end up (as jpgs) in a folder, and I have a jitter patch that reads those pictures in a loop as they are taken. This seems to work fine by just calling read myphotoXX.jpg into a (using a metro and a custom java object that outputs the path of the files sequentially) but it’s pretty slow. Any suggestions on how I could do this while using less ressources ?

Mar 31 2008 | 8:29 pm

Mar 31 2008 | 8:35 pm

That would be an idea, however, as new images arrive on the machine as the images is played back, that might be tricky…

Mar 31 2008 | 8:54 pm

Nov 05 2010 | 1:47 pm

Hi, I’m in the same project… Could you someone help to know how to start… I’m really new in Max and this is my first project….

If you have an idea or a post that can explain me some details….



Nov 05 2010 | 1:57 pm


you could try to instaciate a for every new picture you take. then use a to display those pictures…

it should be faster than reading from the hard drive.



Nov 05 2010 | 5:33 pm

have a look at jit.matrixset it was made for that sort of thing.

Nov 08 2010 | 10:19 pm

thanks for yours answer… I’ll let you know


Nov 09 2010 | 11:12 pm

Hi, I’m trying to create the patch… but :
Two problems…
1 – i don’t know how can i set the exportimage of jit.qt.grab to crate a sequence of jpg.. it overwrite the jpg each time…

2 – How can i set the jit.matrixset to analyse the folder each (metro) time and ajout the news jpg ??

Sorry but I’m starting with max….


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