Tutorial "Geometric Dreams" shows only black screen


    Aug 28 2020 | 1:24 pm
    Hello everyone!
    I'm very new to the whole Max community and thus also to the Vizzie objects, and while following the lesson called "Geometric Dreams" which should result in a window showing a grid being distorted by audio-input I was unable to get anything showing in the jit.world window. I've clicked on "Open completed patcher" and even that doesn't work - do I need to correct some settings or what am I doing wrong?
    Best regards, Jakob
    Patcher resulting in a completely black screen.
    Patcher resulting in a completely black screen.

    • Aug 28 2020 | 3:06 pm
      ah this is interesting, and an unfortunate oversight on our part.
      Vizzie has undergone a major overhaul since the version used for this lesson. It now performs all the processing on the GPU for efficiency, but loses some of the cool idiosyncratic matrix processing utilized in this lesson. There is no real solution for this to work as described using the current Vizzie modules.
      I went ahead and grabbed the vizzie module from Max 7 that makes the lesson patch function as expected, so you can play with that as a consolation. Apologies for the misleading information presented in the lesson, I know that can be confusing when you are starting out!
      You can read up on the difference between matrices and textures here - https://cycling74.com/tutorials/best-practices-in-jitter-part-1
      Max Patcher
      In Max, select New From Clipboard.
    • Apr 15 2021 | 9:35 pm
      Hi, I just ran into the same problem and spent ages trying to get it to work before I realised it possibly wasn't something I was doing wrong. Maybe remove/replace that lesson?
    • Apr 16 2021 | 12:06 am
      apologies again, this will be fixed in the next update.
    • Apr 17 2021 | 11:46 am
      Ah, great, thank you 🙂
    • Aug 25 2021 | 2:50 am
      I wish this tutorial had been removed. It was my first tutorial and I couldn't complete it. This was posted a year ago and I experienced the same problem. :(
    • Sep 04 2021 | 3:13 pm
      Just experienced the same too. Glad this type of messages exist tho, saves a lot of frustration.
    • Sep 22 2022 | 2:54 pm
      came here in Sept 2022 with the same problem