GEM couldn't create... errors
I've used PD for audio for years, but this is the first time I've tried to use Gem. This is a new Windows 10 machine, as far as I can tell I've installed PD itself OK - I'm having no problems with any audio patches.
However - I've tried to use Gem it's not working - giving me gemwin ... couldn't create errors:
I've added the library to startup as per the Gem Readme, I've reinstalled both PD and Gem, and I've tried following all the help other people have had with this - but no luck.
Artnet_DMX driven media server
@aartwouter Hello again Aart...... we met on the VPT7 forum.
VPT7 does have a dmx in/out module available on H.C. Giljes site....... https://hcgilje.wordpress.com/vpt/ but you need an Enttec Pro dmx interface. True, it's not artnet. Maybe that would help, but if you are still having trouble with your video then maybe it will not? Have you already tried a native .mov movie file?
You could try TouchDesigner for a ready made solution. It does most video stuff (quite powerful), and has a chop module "dmx in" which can receive from artnet devices. For non-commercial use it is free....... http://www.derivative.ca/
If you have ever used "Blender" you will understand it quickly.
Pure data is fairly similar to Max, which VPT7 was built on, and there are some very extensive patches already developed for video here......... https://puredata.info/downloads/extended-view-toolkit That toolkit also contains an ArtNet sender that is built with standard Pd objects, so reverse engineering a receiver would be fairly trivial.
As you will see at the top of that page, you will need and older version of Pure Data for it to run well........ You will need a 32-bit version of Pd.....
((extended-view-toolkit needs 32bit Pd and Gem for what you need, and nearly works (much of it does) with http://puredata.info/downloads/pd-extended .......BUT it was built for Pd Vanilla, and tested against Pd 0.43 vanilla with Gem added in. Adding Gem in can obviously be done, I will look for a link))
The video capabilities of Pure Data with Gem are being forgotten at the moment as Pure Data goes over to 64bit (Gem is only reliably available in 32bit). Gem uses OpenGl as does VPT7.
You might find the learning curve a bit steep with Pure Data. I would definitely look at TouchDesigner and see if it will do what you need, although if you need to buy a commercial license it is not very cheap.
If you decide to upload your video (or a partial chunk of it) and a copy of your VPT7 folder with the effects set I will try it on my machines and see if I am having the same problems as you. I have an Enttec DMX Pro somewhere as well. Upload it to a real transfer site though...... it would probably put this forum out of action for a day or two. Open a chat with me on this forum to send me the link.
GEM Pd 0.47 No clue
@hmvassalo Hello, the quickest way will be to download "extended" 0.43.4 here........
It is most likely the version that you were using in 2012 with the same Gem. Most likely the "intel" version. Your patch should then run as before.
Under windows 2 different versions of Pd can easily be running at the same time, and kept well away from each other as they have a self-contained version of "wish". I don't know how easy that is on a Mac......
Maybe the old Osx extended also had a self-contained "wish" app, in which case you could just run it in a folder on your desktop.
Someone else should be able to help with more knowledge about that......
I have had some success, but not enough, with the old Gem 0.93 and Pd 0.47 in windows..... you could be lucky.
Some of the old ones are here........ https://sourceforge.net/p/pd-gem/gem/ci/master/tree/
Purr Data alpha5
This is the alpha 5 release of Purr Data (the GUI port of Pd-l2ork)
- added rjlib for Windows and OSX (already available in GNU/Linux)
- more fixes for OSX (thanks to Matt Barber)
- bump fftease, pmpd, lyonpotpourri version (already available in GNU/Linux)
- added fluid~ external
- fix regression with filenames on Windows
- improved Windows installer
- added disis externals for OSX and Windows
- simplified Windows build instructions
- added rpi deb package for Raspbian
- fix regression that kept standard libs from loading on Windows
Please report lots of bugs to
PD vanilla on Windows 10 - coming from Mac
Hi lads and lasses,
I am an ex-mac user using pd 32 bit vanilla with zexy and gem libraries (manually installed).
I have recently changed to Windows 10 and in spite of efforts perusing forums and troubleshooting myself I can't seem to get the same kind of installation.
The problem (elaborated):
I want to install pd vanilla onto my windows 10 system, and then manually install zexy and gem libraries (and others in the future).
However, when I had my mac setup I had to install pd 32 bit (as gem was only fully functional on the 32 bit) and the library paths (folder locations for libraries, deken etc) were very different to what they are in windows. Currently I have no idea where to put files on my windows machine to make things work.
This is what it currently looks like at startup (on windows 10, pd vanilla, 0.47.1 64 bit) :
I am now faced with the following problems:
-I cannot find a 32 bit version of PD for my windows machine (so that I can run gem smoothly, assuming that is still the way it needs to be)
-I can't get deken to work, I have tried putting the deken plugin folder and master folder in various folders of program files but I keep getting error messages when I try and download a library (see yellow writing towards the bottom of the screenshot) when I go Help>Find Externals:
[that error followed the selection of a folder for the library to go:]
-Zexy and gem also won't load during startup with the startup flags (well that is because I can't find any place to save the library during the Find Externals command, but I have the startup flags in place for when deken does work).
So can anyone show me the error in my ways and better yet, the right path?
I need 32 bit pd for windows (I think for gem), the folder I need to put deken into , and the folders that I have to save the 'Get External' library downloads from.
Thanks in advance!
Thx a lot,
Unfortunately there's another problem.The only Video I can load into pix_film seems to be with the following Codec:
All the other formats I tried didn't work. But I need to play Videos from different smartphones.
In the manuals I read it seems like it should be possible to play most formats which I can play back with VLC player.
How can I fix this problem?
Thx a lot!!!
Gem window crashes / Install struggles on Ubuntu
Please help! Sooooo many hours trying to figure this out, should be simple I think but I'm not a sophisticated user of Linux.
The Gem objects appear properly when I open the windows, but whenever I try to open/create a gemwindow, it immediately crashes (however, it seems to respond when I change the data - for instance, I can see color changes when i make those changes, but again, the gem window crashes immediately...)
A possible solution lies here but haven't been able to get a response when I attempt to implement this
Why does Gem crash when creating the Gem-window? !
When I try to create a Gem-window, my X-server crashes (or worse)? btw, I am using Ubuntu/hoary with fglrx drivers.
try setting the environment variable GEM_SINGLE_CONTEXT to 1
Gem establishes an (invisible) openGL-context at startup, even if no Gem-window is created yet. When you create the Gem-window, a 2nd openGL-context is used (which shares some properties with the invisible context).
For some reasons this seems to be not possible with some gfx-drivers (e.g. ATI's proprietary fglrx drivers) and some window-managers (i suspect compiz/beryll), leading to crashes of the X-server and/or system freezes.
The current workaround is to set the environment variable GEM_SINGLE_CONTEXT=1, which prevents this dual-context magic.
if you are starting Pd from the bash, you can start Pd/Gem with GEM_SINGLE_CONTEXT=1 pd -lib Gem on bash, you can also set this permanently by adding a the line export GEM_SINGLE_CONTEXT=1 to either ~/.bashrc (the bash-configuration file in your home-directory) or to /etc/bash.bashrc (to set it for all users)
- newer linux user but though I followed compiling instructions for installing Gem, it seems never to create a conf file.. when I open pd-extended in terminal, I get this message:
open: ./gem.conf: No such file or directory
any thoughts or input would be VERY APPRECIATED, thanks!
form extended to vanilla
Most of the errors have to do with [gemwin] where instead of an object it loads an abstraction (check for yourself) and there are some objects in this abstraction that are missing. I had this before but I can't remember how it was created and how I got it solved.
As for Gem, if you have a Gem.pd_darwin (meaning the whole library compiled as one object) then you must include it with a startup flag or with [declare].
For a startup flag go to Preferences -> Startup... and in the "Startup flags" filed type
If you don't want to have the library being loaded on startup, use [delcare -lib Gem] in the patch that you want to use Gem.
Maybe this will solve your problem.
Now, why [drunk] can't be created... I don't really know..
Compiling gem for Vanilla on Mac OS 10.9.5
Could anyone give me some tips for how to compile the GEM library for Vanilla? Maybe just a short list of instructions to get me started? I am a total noob at this stuff and there are so many files
PS I'm sure i have to compile because just moving the GEM library into one of pd's paths gives me this at the console:
/Applications/Pd-extended.app/Contents/Resources/extra/Gem/Gem.pd_darwin: dlopen(/Applications/Pd-extended.app/Contents/Resources/extra/Gem/Gem.pd_darwin, 10): no suitable image found. Did find: /Applications/Pd-extended.app/Contents/Resources/extra/Gem/Gem.pd_darwin: mach-o, but wrong architecture Gem: can't load library
Pd-extended 0.40.3 released, dedicated to Jamie Tittle
Finally, it's done! The most polished release of Pd yet. We are further refining Pd into a truly powerful and usable programming platform.
This release is dedicated to Jamie Tittle, aka tigital, who recently died of cancer. He was a long time and key contributor to Gem and Pd in general, even while he was in the hospital undergoing treatment. He is sorely missed in this community, and I am sure by many others.
Some highlights of this release:
* more functional namespace tools ([declare] and [import])
* new appearance designed to enhance readability
* GLSL shader support in Gem
* usability improvements
* on Mac OS X, you can now build "standalone" applications
* standard locations for user-installed externals
* many bug fixes
Here's the rough changelog:
next visual appearance designed for readability
default locations for user-installed externals, helpfiles, etc.
GNU/Linux: /usr/local/lib/pd-externals and ~/pd-externals
Mac OS X: /Library/Pd and ~/Library/Pd
Windows: %ProgramFiles%/Common Files/Pd and %UserProfile%/Application Data/Pd
lots of standard key bindings added:
Enter/Return for OK
Escape for Cancel
Ctrl/Cmd-W closes all windows
on Mac OS X, Cmd-` cycles thru open windows
on Mac OS X, Cmd-m minimizes windows
Ctrl/Cmd-R raises/lowers Pd window
Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-R shrinks/grows Pd window
Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L clears Pd window's text console
Ctrl/Cmd-B opens the Help Browser
you can now use "~" in all paths to mean home folder, and on Windows you can use environment variables, lie %UserProfile% in paths
improved Cut/Copy/Paste support for working in object and message boxes
fixed Cut/Copy/Paste for the Pd window's console
[declare] and [import] now sorted out for loading (but much work needs to be done before there namespace support is complete)
"File -> Save As" defaults to the Home folder (~/) on Mac OSX
new patches default to the folder last saved in
included pgp_opengl aka 3dp on GNU/Linux and Mac OS X
'hardware' and 'deprecated' removed from libraries loaded by default
On Debian/Ubuntu, the packages now install into /usr rather than /usr/local
On Mac OS X, you can now build "standalone" applications from the File menu.
bug fixes and clean up of [hid] and mapping externals
included config in Info.plist for the Spotlight Importer
check http://puredata.info/dev/bugtracker before reporting bugs
Escape, Enter, and Ctrl/Cmd-W don't close the Path and Startup preferences
pdp_opengl is alpha and will definitely crash Pd
loading pdp_opengl will crash Pd if X11 is not open before trying to load it
the GUI runs slower in some situations
The new visual style is very nice indeed,