I’m new to Max/MSP but I’m really glad I found it, it seems to be a realy interesting software to work with. Anyway, I’m currently working on an art project at school entitled "Colour, body, and dynamism". I had the idea of linking my computer to a camera aiming at a huge blank panel. What I want to do is create a certain patch which will use the camera to recognize simple colour which will be painted on the panel. To illustrate my saying, let’s say I paint a huge red dot in the middle of the surface, I want the software to release a certain sample, such as a drum part.
I’m aware that what I’m asking is quite difficult to obtain. Anyway I also know I’ll probably need to use Ableton Live which I’m confortable with, I just don’t know where to start with Max.
It will be very kind of you to try and help me out here!
Also, it would be useful if you went through the Jitter tutorials. A good place to start is always the beginning – i.e. the tutorials. They are extremely informative and helpful, and really give you an insight into how Max/MSP/Jitter works. Jitter is the video aspect of the package, so before to the Jitter tutorials, it might be helpful to go through the Max and MSP tutorials to get a basic idea of how Max works.)