i've worked with jitter and pd/gem before
recently i built a couple jitter patches for a design company, which used sensors to control a script to fade in/out HD video clips.
I optimized these as much as possible on a fast mac, but jitter has unavoidable hiccups when playing HD.
Does anyone have any experience playing back professional HD quality vid in PD? otherwise it looks like I may have to switch to VVVV until a new jitter release. there's no other viable option on a mac for what i need, and although i'd prefer linux to windows it has to run smooth and stable
I'd be open to using gem/pidip/gridflow on mac/linux/windows
any advice on pd or even other tools appreciated.
i'm trying to get pdp working on an intel mac with osx 10.4 and pd-extended 0.38-4
i have apple's x11 installed, and installed the default font that pdp uses so it does load when i launch pd without any errors.
i use pdp_ieee1394 instead of pdp_v41, and pdp_glx instad of pdp_xv, so there are no complaints about any of the patches i try (including ones without pdp_ieee1394)
but when i try to start running a patch, the display window appears for a brief second and then pd crashes. in the error console i get:
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 129 (Apple-DRI)
Minor opcode of failed request: 1 ()
Serial number of failed request: 28
Current serial number in output stream: 28
pd_gui: pd process exited
any help would be greatly appreciated.
i'm looking for a simple stereo reverb. i've been using the abstraction from the reverb tutorial patch that comes with pd but it distorts a little. in the patch it says that some of the included libraries contain nicer reverb implementations. i am using pd extended. can anyone suggest a good reverb lib/object?
i'm trying to get the pyext objects to work (with the hope of using them to route data from a usb/serial adapter)
i can load the library but not the script path, the readme says to use:
"pd -lib py -path scripts"
so in version 0.39 i opened the startup section and tried adding each of these:
py -path /pyext_scripts/
py -path /pyext_scripts/scripts
(scripts are in "cd /pyext_scripts/")
but it says it can't load the lib. if i exclude the path it will load but then i can't use the objects as they can't find the scripts
is this the correct way to specify paths for libs in pd on osx?
any help appreciated.
i have a micronctroller sending bytes to the serial port for pd. if i need to read a 3 and a 0 from it for example, it will send '30' as one byte. pd converts this to ascii and gives me 48.
i am not familiar with bit twiddling but tried looking up an ascii to hex conversion table and using the ascii equivalents as the objects supposedly convert to and from hex. so for example i 'anded' 48 with 15 (the eqivalent of 'OF') in the hope it would mask the higher 4 bits and just give me the ascii equivalent of 3 but all i got was 0.
any advice on how to deal with this would be greatly appreciated
anyone had any more luck with serial in osx?
i have a keyspan adapter and if i type "ls /dev/tty.*" in terminal i get:
(which is the devicename)
a long time back someone on the pd mail list sent me a copy of comport compiled for osx (although they didn't have a machine to test it). the binary loads but it can't create a comport object as it can't find the ports specified in the source. changing the devicename for comport after opening pd doesn't seem to work.
i have all the files but am not able to get them to compile with the current pd install (lack of know-how) but searching the source for "/dev/tty" it looks like it *might* be as simple as replacing those strings with whatever the devicename is and then compiling
if anyone wants to have a crack at it let me know and i could email what i have. otherwise it looks like i might try to use a combination of pyserial and the pyext objects