[PD] max -> pd jitter -> gem etc.

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Oct 20 04:25:33 CEST 2003

On Sunday, Oct 19, 2003, at 20:18 America/New_York, doktorp wrote:

> Hi
> a very newb-ish question regarding the built in functionality of PD  
> and Gem with regards to Max/Jitter.
> Im trying to port some of my jitter patches to Gem, and found myself  
> asking:
> is there an object in PD (or an external), that is the equivalent of  
> matrix?
> is there a good list of the major externals, and their essential  
> aspects anywhere?

Install the MacOS X installer and look in /usr/local/lib/pd/extra.   
That's a decent list of the externals that are available, minus the  
ones that are in libs (Gem, PDP, IEMlib*, xsample, vasp, zexy).  There  
are a lot more that aren't yet included as well.  You can see most of  
those in CVS.

Dave Sabine PDDP help patches are really great for this too since they  
link to similar objects.  They are included in both the MacOS X and  
Windows installers.

> or a max->pd guide?
> essentially I want to be able to make a sort of video patch bay and be  
> able to shoot video to subpatches and route them around as needed, (ie  
> pix_filmYUV to some abstracted router, to say, yuv_adjust etc etc.  
> however I dont want anything hard coded/patched so to speak.
> The matrixctrl/matrix is essentially what I would love to have.
> id be more than happy to send my max patch out so someone can decypher  
> what it is I mean =).
> also, is there any planned native PD for OS X editor in the work? Im  
> enjoying being able to use paradiddle for make a nice front end for my  
> patch, but id love to have something that looks as good (well, better  
> than), max. sorry if saying that is a faux pas, but tcl/tk isnt  
> exactly the best on OS X.
There will be good news soon on this front: tigital is porting Tcl/Tk  
to CoreGraphics on OSX.  He said its already making a huge difference.


> thanks for any input.
> PD really shines. Gem and PD run faster and smoother on OS X that most  
> (if not all) similar video tools. I cant wait to see where everything  
> goes.
> -dok
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