Re: Max/MSP and video (jMAX, vvvv, free!)


Subject: Re: Max/MSP and video (jMAX, vvvv, free!)
From: John Nowak (john@johnnowak.com)
Date: Sat Jan 22 2005 - 19:56:54 EST


On Jan 22, 2005, at 7:30 PM, Philippe-Aubert Gauthier wrote:

> An other alternative might bay jMAX which is some sort of MAX/MSP
> thing running
> with Java Runtime Env. Moving from PC to Mac seems like invisble.
> Moreover its
> free and it look like MAX. See freesoft on the IRCAM pages.

In my opinion, you're much better off going with Pd than jMax. Much
greater support. From what I gather, the jMax project is pretty much
dead. With Pd, you get to use GridFlow which is similar to Jitter in
many ways.

> By the way, some friends of mine seem very excited by vvvv or vvv
> which is like
> Pure-Data or MAX but it seems more powerful and again: free!

Unfortunately its only available for Windows, which prevents most of
the artists here from using it (or so I'd assume).

- John



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