[PD] Segmented patch chords?
xaero at inwind.it
Mon Mar 7 21:43:29 CET 2005
>>Anyway, having these as an option would be nice, but apart from imPd
>>they haven't arrived yet.
>They are not in IMPD. I only made something that renders them as
>randomly-placed (within certain bounds) and made splines out of it. That
>was 20 lines of code. It would have been a damn lot more to also get the
>mouse working with them, add a patchcord menu, make them load and save,
>send a patch to miller to make "regular pd" at least keep the segmentation
>info while editing, etc...
>The screenshots of IMPD are in
i think this is the best example
would be nice to have "intelligent wires".
this is a feature like that in PCB software (tools for designing circuits).
given a netlist (here, a collection of inlets) with a list of nodes that
should be connected together, the program find the best path for each
connection, i.e. by following a grid. (there are well known algorithms
and avoiding crossing objects or other wires (useful when you connect
many>one inlets or vice-versa).
then this path can be rendered with lines, bezier, exp, various
f(n)'s.... and you don't have to store those segments information in the
patch, because they are computed by a kinda of AI :)
what do you think about it?
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