[PD] Beginners question

Mark Danks mdanks at Stormfront.com
Tue May 29 17:54:47 CEST 2001

  Many people are using Pd and GEM to do these sorts of things, but it takes
some investment and time to create the pieces/patches.  Pd and GEM are not
neccessarily the most friendly of environments, since they are really
programming languages.

  If you are looking for something that gets visuals up on the screen
quickly, you may want something like Bomb by Scott Draves
(http://draves.org/bomb).  Ron Pellegrino has a number of links as well

  There are some tutorials in the packages and a lot of helpful people here
on the mailing list if you want to learn more about Pd and GEM!

Later, Mark

= mdanks at stormfront.com
= Lead Programmer PS2
= http://www.danks.org/mark

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerben Meijer [mailto:gerben at oxygen.nl]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 8:34 AM
> To: pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at
> Subject: [PD] Beginners question
> Hi,
> I started looking at PD and GEM today because I have heard 
> that it might be
> suitable as a live video effect/mix/styling tool. What I 
> intend to do is to
> use PD and GEM to create visuals that are (somewhat/somehow)
> synchronized/responsive to audio input. I'm running PD and GEM on both
> Windows and Linux. However, the PD enviroinment is far from 
> intuitive, and I
> can't seem to get anything out of it that even comes close to 
> what I intend
> to do with it. I am wondering if there are people who use it 
> as such (sort
> of a video/visual artist/jockey kinda thing), and was hoping 
> that  someone
> could point me in the right direction here. I have quite some 
> experience
> with computers but this programming enviroinment is not 
> exactly something i
> can just jump into :)
> Thanks for any help. It's greatly appreciated.
> Regards,
> Gerben
> http://infernix.net

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