[PD] how to capture window-related mouse-events when toxy is discontinued?
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Wed Nov 2 16:28:19 CET 2011
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> From: katja <katjavetter at gmail.com>
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> Sent: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 10:24 AM
> Subject: [PD] how to capture window-related mouse-events when toxy is discontinued?
> It happens to be the case that mouse-event capturing as done by
> [toxy/tot] is crucial to my Pd performance setups. The object gives xy
> positions relative to a window, not to the screen(s). These
> coordinates are used to move GUI's around on a large xy-field, like a
> multiple-control Kaoss Pad. Specially useful in combination with
> touchscreen. Here's one clip illustrating the concept:
> The toxy lib is discontinued in Pd-extended 0.43. Tried to find an
> alternative, asked on the Pd forum. No solution so far. I explored gem
> for GUI purposes, but this introduces even more dependencies.
> Data-structures seem an option at first sight, but can not provide
> large reactive area's (only the center pixel of an object is
Are you in edit mode in that video? If so, data structures will react accordingly.
In run mode there is a way to make the entire polygon reactive (instead of just a
little 5x5 pixel "hot spot"), but it's hacky.
> Good old [MouseState] doesn't know where the window is. In
> a brief moment of optimism, I even considered taking up maintaince of
> toxy, but the code is total hocus pocus to me.
> In the meantime, one of those live-perfo tools, Slice//Jockey, has
> started to spread around the world and is being used by some
> performers and composers. As you may understand, I am particularly
> concerned to provide a 0.43-compatible version as soon as possible.
> Any help to find a window-related mouse-capturing method, working in
> 0.42 and 0.43 alike, is very much appreciated.
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