[PD] Re: new pmpd developer

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Fri Mar 11 19:26:54 CET 2005

cyrille hat gesagt: // cyrille wrote:

> thanks to La kitchen and Ircam, Nicolas will work on pmpd for the next 4 
> mounths. He is an Ircam student doing is train at La kitchen.
> He will focuss on the pmpd object, tring to make it more usable, make 
> some exemples, and try to make the integration with data structure.
> if time allows it, he will also work on pmpd~.

Great news. I'm really using pmpd stuff a lot currently, though my
stuff is not performance ready at all yet, but I hope to get something
done for the Linux Audio Conference in April.  Yes, I definitely will
come up with some ideas or "feature requests" then. 

I also will try to clean up some of my patches, which already
incorporate data structures in some applications. For example I have a
"physical structure editor" in the works, which so far is still a bit
very confusing. 

The basic idea there is, to design a physical structure using data
structures for masses and links, where thickness of the structures
corresponds to weight or damping, and then parse this and create the
pmpd-network out of it. I used dynamic messages and dyn~ for the
network so far. 

It somehow works already, but creating and drawing the connections is
still an unsolved problem.  Currently I use float ids (drawnumber) at
the link's endpoints to specifiy, which mass is to connect to a link,
but I want to try some kind of more automatic collision detection
next. Then a link, whose end hits a mass in the data structure
display, is automatically read as a link connected to that mass.

But I'm babbling, I'll let patches speak later. ;)

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__
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