[PD] Object to store images and movies.
derek at umatic.nl
Wed Dec 5 21:42:47 CET 2007
Well, by "database" (in quotes) I meant a system to organize your clips.
Yes, you can do it in PD, it just takes some doing. Personally, I use
different dataflow objects like [coll] and the iem_matrix objects to
organize data into some kind of table or list, along with [makefilename]
or [sprintf] to create filenames based on this data to open files for
[pix_film] and [pix_image], for example. Have a look at the helpfiles
for all these objects to get an idea of what they can do.
Donal Carey wrote:
> Hi Derek
> Thanks for the reply - to follow on from your info, can I create the
> "database" in PD or would I have to use some other program and then read
> from that using PD ?
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Derek Holzer" <derek at umatic.nl>
> To: "Donal Carey" <donal at lunasadesign.com>
> Cc: <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 4:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] Object to store images and movies.
>> If you are using GEM, then look at [pix_image], [pix_film] and
>> [pix_movie]. You'll need to develop some sort of rudimentary
>> "database" to catalog and access the images and clips, of course...
>> Donal Carey wrote:
>>> This is my first post to the list so I'll do a quick intro and
>>> backround. My name's Donal Carey and I'm currently studying for a
>>> Masters in Multimedia Systems in Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).
>>> I'm starting work on a PD project for use by DJ's in a live
>>> performance context. The basic premise of the project is that the PD
>>> patch will select and display media (still images & video)
>>> automatically based on the tempo and complexity of the music. So at
>>> the start of the performance when the music is minimal the patch will
>>> select and display only black and white still images, as the tempo
>>> and complexity increases the patch should start displaying black and
>>> white videos also. After a certain threshold is reached the patch
>>> should display only colour videos. Hopefully the effect will be that
>>> as the night progresses and the music gets faster and more
>>> complicated the images displayed should move from B&W stills into B&W
>>> video and from there into colour video, all automatically of course.
>>> My question is, is there a PD object (like an array) that will store
>>> these sets of media for me?
>>> Thanks and regards
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