[PD] using graphics tablet for input

Juha Vehviläinen jusu at pinktwins.com
Sat Oct 5 16:25:02 CEST 2002


I'd propose an approach where you print the map/draw it by hand and
draw the zones to a pd object.. I'd like to do this if I got a tablet
object for Pd. The one in gem only sends data when gemwin is
selected, which is not what I want..


----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Grill" <t.grill at gmx.net>
To: "pd" <pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 6:40 PM
Subject: [PD] using graphics tablet for input

> Hi all,
> has anyone worked out a general scheme to use a graphics tablet for
> triggering events in the sense that one has a map sticked to its surface
> where several zones can be defined and recognized in a PD patch?
> I was thinking of a very general system which includes drawing the map,
> printing it and stuffing the (metafile graphics format of the) map into an
> object to get out the zones triggered by the tablet coordinates. This
> procedure shouldn't be too time-consuming to quickly sketch new setups.
> Which portable graphics format could be used for that? The only usable one
> that i know is DXF but that doesn't seem to be common apart from the CAD
> world....
> greetings,
> Thomas
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