[PD] Abstract for ACM Multimedia submission
cgc at humboldtblvd.com
Sun May 30 23:02:05 CEST 2004
On May 30, 2004, at 2:22 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> Of course, there is lots of stuff that is not mentioned in this
> abstract, but its limited to 250 words (the last version I sent out
> was 240). Here's another stab:
Use those 10 words to add mention of GEM. Not only does it really have
a full OpenGL rendering engine, it was also the first real-time
graphics library for _any Max (since 1997).
'GEM includes features like real-time particle systems and HD video
processing.' (Ok, so that's eleven.)
> Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment
> for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major
> branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max
> (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.) originally developed by
> Miller Puckette at IRCAM. The core of Pd is written and maintained by
> Miller Puckette and includes the work of many developers, making the
> whole package very much a community effort.
> Pd was created to explore ideas of how to further refine the Max
> paradigm with the core ideas of allowing data to be treated in a more
> open-ended way and opening it up to applications outside of audio and
> MIDI, such as graphics and video.
> It is easy to extend Pd by writing object classes ("externals") or
> patches ("abstractions"). The work of many developers is already
> available as part of the standard Pd packages and the Pd developer
> community is growing rapidly. Recent developments include a RRADical,
> system of abstractions for building performance environments; PMPD, a
> library of objects for physical modeling; and PDP, a library of
> objects for generating and processing OpenGL and video in realtime.
> Pd is free software and can be downloaded either as an OS-specific
> package, source package, or directly from CVS. Pd was written to be
> multi-platform and therefore is quite portable; versions exist for
> Win32, IRIX, GNU/Linux, BSD, and MacOS X running on anything from a
> PocketPC to an old Mac to a brand new PC. It is possible to write
> externals and patches that work with Max/MSP and Pd using flext and
> There is no way to peace, peace is the way.
> -A.J. Muste
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