Eight years ago we introduced Vizzie - a modular and easy way to get started with Jitter visuals in Max. Previously Vizzie processed video pixels on the CPU, resulting in performance problems with large patches. For Max 8, we’ve updated Vizzie to take full advantage of the processing power of your graphics hardware for a big speed boost. In addition to the improved frame rates, Vizzie now easily integrates with 3D graphics and other work that relies on OpenGL in Jitter.
Inspired by the intuitive MIDI and Key Map function in Ableton Live, the Max 8 Mappings feature allows you to quickly connect your hardware to your patch without any additional programming.
Ableton Live 10 is using a preliminary version of Max 8 as the Max for Live Editor. This is not the full Max 8 application, and is not intended to be used outside of the context of Live 10. Here are a few things to know about what’s going on.