MaxMSP/Jitter to MadMapper tutorial

Hi, in this tutorial, we will quickly learn how to send Jitter’s output to MadMapper.
To share video frames between application, we’ll use Syphon,
a framework developped by v002 team.
You can download a demo version of MadMapper at MadMapper’website

Download Syphon Max object.
You can get it from here Syphon Site
The direct download link is Syphon Jitter object
Once downloaded, make a new folder in your Max/patches folder, where you’ll copy the patches and helpfiles.
Here’s a view of my Max5 folder (normally located in /Applications)

Make a simple Jitter patch to playback a movie file.
Here, I’ve made a big bang button that triggers a metro object and a read message.
The read message uses the built-in quicktime video file.
All these are connected to a (sized at 320 by 240 pixels), whose output is connected
to a jit.pwindow (which is a in-patcher jitter window).
Normally, you should see the movie playing.
Note that you can send any Jitter matrix to Syphon, or and Jitter GLcontext, not just Quictime movies.

Send the movie to a Syphon server.
Now it is time to add all the objects necessary for Syphon to send the shared video frames to MadMapper.
So I’ve added:
– a object, named JitterOutput, shown in red color.
– a object, to eventually visualize the shared context used by Syphon.
– a jit.window that will receive the Syphon context. It is currently invisible, but present in the patch.
– a that will actually render the syphon context.
– a FPS counter, to check my framerate

Load MadMapper.
Syphon output coming from Jitter should be automatically displayed in the input media list,
under the Syphon section.
It is named ” JitterOuput” (as we did set it in STEP#3).
Now double click it in the list, and it should appear in the input view of MadMapper.
The size should be 320 by 240, as set in STEP#2.

Go to the Surface tab and make a Quad primitive.
Adjust its size and input cropping portion, using the blue handles.
The Quad should now appear in your Preview output on the right side of MadMapper.

Duplicate the selected Quad (Command-D) and make a few copies,
adjusting the size and position of each copies.

Now that your connexion is working, minimize MadMapper,
go back to Jitter and start experimenting.
Try with a Jitter matrix for instance, and fill it with random data.

5 Responses to “MaxMSP/Jitter to MadMapper tutorial”

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  3. ok, now why is it so weird if i want to pass a GL view into syphon?

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