[PD] pd+makeup

Mathieu Bouchard matju at sympatico.ca
Mon Feb 23 00:52:11 CET 2004

On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Rory Walsh wrote:

> Have you already implemented these sgwiggy patch chords? ("sgwiggy"
> should go down as the 'Pd-list' word of the week btw!).

I prefer the more traditional spelling "squiggly".

> I can see it now, going to Pd workshops and seeing all the
> 'old-schoolders' still using the straight patch lines, subpatches and
> GOP's while the young whippersnappers(me btw!) will all be amazed that
> they can't get their segmented patches to look so good!

So what does that make me? an oldschooler or a whippersnapper?

On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Martin Peach wrote:

> Alexandre Castonguay wrote:
> > Curved or segmented patch cords can also help the readability of a
> > patch when it is inevitable to have lines crossing objects.
> Maybe if the patch cords were uniquely coloured and also passed behind
> objects (or became slightly transparent) it would be better.

Such transparency is not supported by Tk. I want to have options like
"pass all patchcords behind objects" and "hide patchcords in run
mode" etc... I don't think I'll do the coloring though...

On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, tom wrote:

> I think beginners like segmented patch cords. Taking a few minutes to
> make a patch "pretty" gives them a breather from the "difficult"
> programming experience and it is something everyone can be good at. I
> LOVE the curved patch cords! I think the interface should be part of
> the artwork.


> That is why I would still support the making of an OPENGL
> interface for PD. People like to look over your shoulder when you are
> giving a performance, why not give them something to look at.

Well, *I* will not go that far myself, but there are plenty of ways to
entertain your spectators even with a Tk GUI (!)

See you at PureData Montréal #3...

Mathieu Bouchard                       http://artengine.ca/matju

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