Daily Archives: 18 Apr 2013

MMJ4M 16: Working with Live Video

Chapter 16 of VJ Manzo‘s book Max/MSP/Jitter for Music, “Working with Live Video,” is the first chapter to deal with Jitter, which is the video component of Max/MSP. This also makes it the first official chapter for my independent studies course with Lien Fan Shen of the Department of Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah. I’m excited because this part connects more directly with the work that I have done in Processing and with the Dance Loops project that I’m working on at Utah Valley University.

The exercises in this chapter all involved grabbing a live video stream from my computer’s camera and then performing a series of color transformations on it, culminating with the use of a MIDI keyboard to do so. Fascinating!

Completed:

  • Max/MSP/Jitter for Music, Ch. 16: Working with Live Video (11 exercises)
  • Patches can be downloaded from http://db.tt/GBYLb0vY (Dead Link)
  • UPDATED LINK: Patches can now be downloaded from http://j.mp/1iy19Xl
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GSWA 3: The Arduino Platform

Ch. 3: The Arduino Platform in Getting Started with Arduino is another introductory chapter. This chapter focuses on:

  • Explaining the Arduino hardware, such as the Arduino Uno, which is what I have
  • Telling where to download the Arduino IDE, which is very similar to the Processing IDE
  • Installing drivers on your desktop computer
  • Identifying the port that connects with your Arduino

Got it. Real stuff in the next chapter.

Completed:

  • Getting Started with Arduino, 2e, Ch. 3: The Arduino Platform (0 exercises)
  • Sketches (i.e., code) can be downloaded from http://db.tt/f6x9Q4NA
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