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[Sharing] sending VDMX color to Max and back

September 2, 2011 | 7:14 am

Hey all,

I figured it would be nice to mention that I managed a crude way to send and receive the OSC ‘color’ type with the OSC for Java objects I made for Max/MSP.

This means you can now have a color connection between VDMX and Max :)

Here are some very short movies demonstrating this:

Btw please let me know if anything is unclear or not working as expected.


September 15, 2011 | 10:33 pm

Mattjs this is great. I wonder if you can control other vdmx knobs through maxmsp If I could control a large chunk of vdmx from max msp I would be so happy. the way I know of doing it ,is passing max osc to quartz and from there to vdmx , but this is a little bit intense for my computer

September 16, 2011 | 10:00 am

Hey tsiwt,

Color was the only thing that you -couldn't- send to VDMX from MaxMSP. The rest is already supported.

I made an example patch for you.

First download these objects:
Then place them in a folder together with the following patch:

— Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. —

When you start VDMX it should automatically appear in the dropdown of this patch. Select VDMX and start sending :)

Let me know if you have any questions.



  1. SendingOSCfromMaxtoVDMX.png


September 17, 2011 | 6:13 am

Mattijs thank you!
Ill be working on this all weekend

September 17, 2011 | 7:36 pm

Mattijs I am wondering if its possible to send different sliders to different places in VDMX at the same time with osc.

as of know to detect the osc from max I go to vdmx and right click and select detect osc, this works perfectly
but don’t know how to go about it if I have more than one slider that I want to send to different places.

thanks for the help.

September 17, 2011 | 8:31 pm

Hey tsiwt,

That’s definitely possible by prepending different names to the different controllers, i.e. replacing super, duper, wuper or truper in my patch with other keywords. I agree the VDMX interface can be somewhat puzzling. You should be able to find more info about that in the VDMX documentation. And perhaps on the vidvox forums someone will be able to give you some detailed step by step walkthrough.

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