Tag: graphics


An interactive tool for placing sounds in a 3D virtual landscape.

By Xelnagazchild


Mushrooms in Max for Live

Oscilloscope music

by Jerobeam Fenderson


  1. Download “mushrooms” and “oscilloscope” from Sternmull’s profile at maxforlive.com here: http://www.maxforlive.com/profile/user/sternmull
  2. Drag mushrooms, then oscilloscope into an Ableton Midi track.
  3. Play some midi notes.


Formula generator

“The superformula is a generalization of the superellipse and was first proposed by Johan Gielis in 2003″
from Wikipedia


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Some superformula samples


LED Delay Effect

Jitter gen examples.

By Kagami Shota

Patches: http://mirror.boy.jp/?cat=41

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Jitter in javascript

Why would you write Jitter code inside a js object?

  • Math expressions
  • File IO
  • Borrowed code
  • You’re just that way

There are three Jitter javascript tutorials (built in to Max) 45-47

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The Max javascript documentation is generally far flung. A helpful reference by Tim Schenk http://reactivemusic.net/?p=17445

Here’s an example to get started with. It downsamples a movie and changes the background color. Something I often dream about.

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Folder: jitter-js

  • patch: downsamp-thing.maxpat
  • javascript source: downsamp.js

Jitter gen particles

Experiments in particle generation

Itaru Yasuda

download patches: http://www.itaru.org/ilog/2012/11/12/inky-particle/


Andrew Benson

Party Lights (From Jitter Recipes book 4)  https://cycling74.com/2012/03/20/jitter-recipes-book-four/5/

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Cycling 74


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Wesley Smith and Mushoo

From: https://cycling74.com/forums/topic/sharing-is-hairy-brains-gen-particles/

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A Chrome web app that glitches camera input.




Downsample/upsample with non obvious results.

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Mystery surrounds jit.ameba.

From earlier (Max 5)  Cycling 74 documentation https://docs.cycling74.com/max5/refpages/jit-ref/jit.ameba.html:

“The jit.ameba object began life as a completely failed attempt at a linear interpolation object. As the Oblique Strategies say, “Honor thy error as a hidden intention.” If you’re interested in linear interpolation objects, try the jit.plur object. Otherwise, please enjoy the mess.”

Horizontal and vertical quantization

What actually does that mean?

From the Cycling 74 Wiki


(There is no information here)

From Peter Elsea


“This is a pixilation (resampling) trick. The help file admits this was supposed to be something else, but didn’t work. Needs a spell check too, but pretty interesting. ”


Reactrix 1.0

A real-time keystroke-dependent visuals manipulator, based on… mathematically layering… a repeating matrix… and noise… or something, I’m not really sure to be honest.”

By Derick David Downey at http://www.messengerboymedia.com/maxmsp.shtml

Download: http://www.messengerboymedia.com/patches/reactrix_1.0.zip

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How analog video works

By Dana Lee