[PD] Macromedia Director with PD? (was " interfacing pure data and flash...flashserver")

altern eee at ixi-software.net
Thu Dec 9 12:01:26 CET 2004


i used flash server but its not very nice. Later i discovered a python 
Xtra for director and we created a director-python(viaOSC)-PD 
communication. A bit complicated as you see but it works nicely. I 
preffer this system. However its only working under Windows as the xtra 
hasnt been compiled for OSX. (BTW. I have the source for the extra in 
case anyone wants to try to compile it for OSX!).
Here you will find some examples of methods you could use to achive the 
communication. But there is no example of the method that uses the 

I have a template of that method somewhere if you are very interested i 
could upload it for you if i find it (This is used on this app if you 
want to test communication speed 
http://www.ixi-software.net/content/body_software_spinosc.html). However 
its a bit difficult to use as it only works on proyectors because of the 
way the xtra is set up. This means that everytime you are testing 
something you have to do it as proyector and it makes it more confusing 
to debug.

if you have any question about any example of some other issues please 
let me know :-)


rodney wrote:
> Hi all,
> Has anyone successfully got macromedia director to talk to pd? I am told 
> it should be possible with the flash communication server, but I have 
> not been able to see how.
> Someone also told me that the flash communication server might not be 
> good for UDP.
> Has anyone got the two talking happily and can tell me how?
> cheers,
>             Rod.
> Rodney Berry
> ATR Media Information Science Laboratories
> Kyoto Japan
> ---------------------------------
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* pd-list-admin at iem.at [mailto:pd-list-admin at iem.at] *On Behalf Of 
> *Zintel
> *Sent:* Wednesday, December 08, 2004 6:23 PM
> *To:* PD-list at iem.at
> *Subject:* [PD] interfacing pure data and flash...flashserver
> hi,
> i just downloaded "http://www.oli.adbe.org/downloads/PdFlashXYpad.zip 
> <http://www.oli.adbe.org/downloads/PdFlashXYpad.zip>" everything works 
> fine...brilliant!
> i like to ask, how to communicate the other way- from pd-to flash?
> have anyone an good example for me? ;-)
> thanks a lot,
> steve.


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