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XY Values to a Single Linear Value

Jul 25 2011 | 1:55 pm

Hi guys,
What I want to do is use the analogue sticks on my xbox 360 controller as jog wheels to control sample players. I.e. when I rotate the sticks at their outer edge, a clockwise motion plays the files forwards, counterclockwise backwards, the faster the rotation, the faster sample plays etc etc.

To do this I want to take the x and y values from the sticks and convert them into a single linear value. I’m sure there’s an obvious solution to this, but I can’t see one.

Any ideas guys?

Jul 25 2011 | 2:29 pm


while I’m looking at this, read this thread, particularly the use of [cartopol].


Jul 25 2011 | 2:44 pm

Hi Brendan,
Thanks, [cartopol] was exactly what I was looking for!


Jul 25 2011 | 2:51 pm

Keep us posted – I’m still banging my forehead against the Max window!


Jul 25 2011 | 3:04 pm

For my purposes (as a live performance instrument) I’m going to use some sort of averaging to convert changes in angle into a float between -2 and 2 for send into [groove~]

Jul 25 2011 | 4:57 pm

doh! forgot to include the link


Jul 27 2011 | 11:48 pm

If your maths is better than mine (likely), then your solution may well be more elegant than this:

— Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. —


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