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[slightly OT] OSC conventions?

Jan 23 2011 | 12:05 pm

I want to write OSC capability into my max patch. I’m wondering what the conventions are because I’ve never used anyone else’s OSC enabled stuff. (I’m writing the receiving app too)

Is it just a free for all?

/myapp/what/ever/I/Want 34?

If not, where do I learn?

Also, does the format of the sending messages usually stay constant and the receiver tunes into them? Or do the receiver messages stay constant and the sender is configurable?

Jan 23 2011 | 2:04 pm

If you download the CNMAT OSC externals then it should help you understand how the protocol works, and help you build OSC into your patch.

Jan 23 2011 | 4:01 pm

Thanks, I checked that out. I’ve got the syntax. I was just wondering if there were any conventions that people would expect regardless of the spec. I guess I’ll operate in free for all mode till I run into trouble.

Jan 24 2011 | 4:25 am

Did you check out the rest of the stuff at CNMAT? THe research ares has more info.
Read OSC Best Practices, and check out everything at . . .

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