I'm really interested in the potential of PD and would love to get my head round it.
I have a basic knowledge of programming (from a college course a few years ago), but am keen to learn more to explore the possibilities of the program.
I have downloaded the pd extended file, and instealled the packages within. I have opened up the tutorial/demo files, and everything seems to be working fine...
however, there are a few basics that im struggling to get my head round. Firstly, i would like to use Gem (which i have downloaded and installed) but am unsure how to 'call' it into PD as a library.
Running OS 10.2.8, PD runs through Terminal. I am new to Terminal, and dont know how to load commands with it. If i type 'pd - lib Gem' into the existing terminal window that loads PD, and hit enter, nothing happens. If i go to FILE/NEW COMMAND and type the message, a new window loads with some information, which ends with 'logout [Process completed]' which i presume means it hasnt loaded Gem into PD, as opening Gem tutorial files gives no results.
To cut a long story short (!) I would basically like to know how to load Gem into Puredata! I think my problem lies with using Terminal on mac osX, so if there is anyone who can lend a hand and give me some guidance, I would be most grateful.
I am excited about what these programs can bring to my work, and cant wait to get stuck in!
I am using an ibook running OS 10.2.8
i downloaded pd-0.36-extended2-MacOSX.dmg (from which i installed all of the packages)
gem-0.90.0-OSX-G3-bin.tar.gz (i placed the two files - the library and the readme, into: mycomputer/library/Pd/Externals