Touch Screens with Max/MSP/Jitter


    Feb 21 2007 | 5:28 pm
    Hi,
    I have a current project building a MIDI Interface/Performance patch in Max/MSP
    I have little knowledge of Jitter/Video but am thinking of using a touch screen panel in my interface to connect to my laptop.
    Does anyone know if it is possible in Jitter to output to dirctly output to a seperate video out on my laptop running to the touch screen and also If a touch screen could supply a suitable input to max? Is it just a like a PS2 like mouse input?
    This is only a rough idea so Im trying to see if it is worth me puchasing a touch screen+ jitter to try it out?
    Any Ideas would be great
    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Feb 21 2007 | 6:01 pm
      Hi,
      I use a touchscreen to control my max patches (not especially Jitter).
      It's a great interface.
      it basicaly emulates a mouse (click, drags...) It's much faster and
      convenient than a mouse.
      (no multitouch ; you will need a Lemur for that http://
      www.jazzmutant.com/ )
      I use a Elotouch monitor : http://www.elotouch.com/Products/LCDs/
      1567LIP/default.asp
      before u buy a touchscreen, just check that it has drivers for your
      os... (Elotouch took a loooong time to make working mac intel
      drivers...)
      Mathieu
      www.maxobjects.com
    • Feb 21 2007 | 7:31 pm
      Interesting. I didn't know they even had drivers. I had to use the
      ridiculously expensive Touchbase drivers in 2005 connected via an USB/
      serial interface to the Macs.
      Best,
      Zip
      Zip Boterbloem
      Media Mechanics
      Zwaluwstraat 54
      2025 VR Haarlem
      The Netherlands
      +31627014758
      zip@knoware.nl
      Op 21-feb-2007, om 19:01 heeft mathieu.chamagne@gmail.com het
      volgende geschreven:
      > Hi,
      >
      > I use a touchscreen to control my max patches (not especially Jitter).
      > It's a great interface.
      > it basicaly emulates a mouse (click, drags...) It's much faster and
      > convenient than a mouse.
      > (no multitouch ; you will need a Lemur for that http://
      > www.jazzmutant.com/ )
      > I use a Elotouch monitor : http://www.elotouch.com/Products/LCDs/
      > 1567LIP/default.asp
      >
      > before u buy a touchscreen, just check that it has drivers for your
      > os... (Elotouch took a loooong time to make working mac intel
      > drivers...)
      >
      > Mathieu
      >
      > www.maxobjects.com
      > http://mathieu.chamagne.free.fr
      >
      >
    • Feb 22 2007 | 10:04 am
      Hi,
      Thanks for the great advice. I think I will try it out and see how it goes.
      Chris