I thought I'd post this just as a thanks to all the people who helped me, and also as encouragement to anyone like me starting out in Jitter. You can do quite cool stuff very simply.
Your dancing man is a very simple patch that displays a man dancing, if there’s lots of noise he will dance loads, not very much and he'll just stand around looking a bit bored.
The patch listens to how loud the noise is in the audio input(microphone or live music), assigns that volume a number 1 2 3 4 or 5 and plays the corresponding movie 1 2 3 4 or 5. Really very simple stuff, but it has all sorts of potential applications
In the future the patch will be able to respond to beats per minute, specific notes, will have manual override features and various effects applied to the movie on beat detection and who knows what else.
I'll attach the patch, feel free to pass judgement and critique the patch. Sorry i'm not going to release the movies to go with it, but you can still see what its like by clicking the link above. The animations are made in 3D Studio max
Oh yeah I'm on the 4 day max course at Goldsmiths UK across the summer, anyone else doing this?