[PD] [GEM]: multiple gemwin
cgc at humboldtblvd.com
Wed Sep 8 18:48:52 CEST 2004
On Sep 8, 2004, at 10:37 AM, Ivan Franco wrote:
> in fact those of you who know jitter or nato know how cool it is
> to be able to have monitors inside the patch itself. They can
> act like |print| (debugging data) only in this case with video streams.
> of course it should be complicated using a tcl/tk interface but
These are also big performance drains, which often outweighs their
usefulness. I don't think any of the current GEM developers are going
to try putting a GEM window in a patcher.
> if we could just have multiple monitors floating around and picking
> part of a Gem processing stream...
This will probably be possible at some point, but there are other very
interesting reasons for multiple render targets - things like rendering
to surfaces and textures that we are really looking forward to having.
Also, speaking just for myself, I have no interest whatsoever in
duplicating features from Nato, Jitter or other software at this point.
I find those two Max video systems flawed in both technical and
conceptual design, and do not wish to repeat their mistakes. The goal
now is to incorporate designs that are fairly unique and not yet
available in real-time artist oriented software. You can get an idea
of some of these directions by checking out the latest branches in CVS
or playing with Cyrille's excellent pmpd package. If you are really
and truly seeking a standard A/B VJ style system then I would agree
that GEM is probably not the best choice for such a thing, and you
would perhaps be better served by the hundreds, if not thousands, of
free and commercial softwares designed to do exactly that.
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