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Multimedia Programming Using Max/MSP and TouchDesigner by Patrik Lechner

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Chapter 2. Max Setup and Basics

In this chapter, we'll get ourselves ready for patching. Get ourselves ready? If you really want to start immediately, then go ahead and jump right to the middle of this chapter where we start off. Getting a bit of an overview of what we'll achieve in the beginning of this chapter, it is going to help us and make us work:

  • Faster
  • With less effort
  • With fewer problems
  • In a more efficient way
  • With a general idea of problem solving in Max

In this chapter, we will learn the following topics:

  • Setting up Max
  • Basic Max patching and GUI
  • Creating our Hello World program
  • A quick overview of GUI

Setting things up

Max comes in two flavors: 32-bit and 64-bit. What you choose really depends on what you want to do with Max, given that you ...

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