[PD] Re: new pmpd developer

cyrille cyrille.henry at la-kitchen.fr
Sun Mar 13 17:26:22 CET 2005

hello Frank,

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> 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 aim of next pmpd object is to make this possible!!!
you're going faster than me...

> 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. 
ok, i would love to see your patch, and to improve pmpd in that way.
i would prefer not to use other dependency than pd / pmpd .

> 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. ;)

ok, thanks

> Ciao

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