Re: max and director

Jeff Miller (
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 14:48:51 -0600

I wish I could help more with this, but I'm eagerly awaiting the answer--I
remember when Mark Coniglio did a residency here in Madison he showed us an
Xtra for getting Director to take in and utilize MIDI, but that was for
Director 4.0. I don't know if it will work with D6, but make sure you get the
updated (6.1 or 6.02, I don't remember which) that will prevent some serious
bugs. I'm sure Mark will be on here shortly with some more accurate info.

While we're on the subject, today I began planning the tech aspect of a concert
to be given by Jin-Wen Yu involving Big Eye. This is, I believe, a more simple
version of what Jacques is doing, yet putting OMS and the latest demo of Big
Eye on my Powerbook 1400 (with a G3 card hiding inside) seems to cause nothing
but problems. I recall a year or so ago when playing around with OMS that it
caused some problems with my system--should I be running minimal extensions
while MIDIfying things, or are there bugs in Big Eye that I don't know about?

Questions, questions, and more questions,


"jacques.hoepffner" wrote:

> Perhaps someone can help me for a project for an instalation beside a dance
> performance.
> I made a Director 6 document with sounds, images, video running on a G3
> (blue new one) with the video viewed also with video projector thru Miro
> DC30, I want to command the interactivity with Icube sensor pluged into Max
> 3.0 running on another computer (Umax with 603e/200Mhz), the both are wired
> thru eternet on wich I can use localtalk or TCP/IP.
> What are the possibility to have communications a) Max directing Director
> b) Director giving order to Max (less useful for me at the moment)
> Do you know if I need special Max object? special Director Xtra?
> and what is the best wiring to do that (localTalk, Mac IP, TCP/IP?)
> Anybody have experience of this kind of collaboration?
> Thank you in advance for your attention
> Jacques Hoepffner, photographe
> 31, rue de la Riunion 75020 Paris France
> til 33 (0)1 44 93 39 27 fax 33 (0)1 44 93 39 70
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