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
    • 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
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      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