[PD] vbitmap

Federico xaero at inwind.it
Tue Dec 7 18:17:41 CET 2004

On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 15:28:10 +0000
ix <ix at replic.net> wrote:

> > a great improvement may be to transform it to an array, but with a
> > different visualization style (binary mode, ha ha!).
> what is the 'binary mode' can you describe? or perhaps give a mock-up
> illustration?

ok, follow me (:

looking from *data* viewpoint:
vbitmap = integer

looking from *interface* viewpoint:
vbitmap is a one-value controller (like number, slider, radio), that
shows you bits of a number, and also lets you typein number's bits
instead of whole numbers.

now think to the array object.
it's nothing than an integer-array, with a convenient interface to enter
data, and most of all, a simple method to read data (you use the
[tabread] object, that has 1 inlet, 1 outlet... isn't this simple?)

so, makinkg an array of vbitmaps it's just like presenting the array
data in another format: binary (and also another way to enter these
this is just an idea.

the point is that: when you want sequence some data you almost do the
same thing, you create array of objects & numbers.
i tried to make a patch that aims to be a sequencer (intended for notes,
but this it's just one application of sequencing)...
first of all it is a big frustration connecting many and many wires to
make a so simple thing :9
i realized that it is few reusable because of the complexity in adding
more objects(vradios) to "the array"... :|
you can't change the "array" length dinamically, so more are the
controls, more is the need of something that automates this work.

what do you think about?

> im not sure what vradiobitmap is supposed to do..but have you looked
> at \doc\7.stuff\data-structures . 

i still didn't get into this stuff, but it looks interesting.
i'm going to learn this aspect of puredata when i'll be less busy :)


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