Hexler.net uses cookies to deliver website content. By continuing without changing your preferences, you agree to our use of cookies.

Label me if you must

Sep 03, 2009 Link To This Post
So Apple informs me that version 1.4 of TouchOSC has been approved and is available as update from the App Store. Together with the new version comes a new version of the TouchOSC Editor that adds the much-requested Label control.
Get it here.

Adding labels should be pretty straightforward, added bonus of TouchOSC's receiving capabilities is that you can send OSC messages of type string or any kind of number to the control and have it displayed. There's some more new stuff in this release like a new "z" message that is sent from Faders, XYs, Rotaries and Multi-Faders when touches begin/end (which people tell me allows to emulate the popular KaosPad) and a new "/vibrate" message you can send to the iPhone that will make it, well, vibrate.

Hope you enjoy this one and PLEASE, if there's any problems/questions/etc do EMAIL me at dev AT hexler DOT net and DO NOT comment here with your questions. And for the love of technology DO STOP sending me all this nasty hate-mail telling me how f(#(#$ed up it is that this and that feature is not included yet or that my piece of s&$^t software doesn't work, it's not like I am trying to piss off people with what I do so I suggest you try the same. Any constructive criticism welcome though. KTHX.

Quartz Composer vs. OSC Part 2

Aug 06, 2009 Link To This Post
Hello Quartz Composer loving people! Here's a new version of my OSC receiver plug-in. I fixed some bugs, improved some things and wrapped it all up neatly in version 0.4...
There's now a list of all auto-created outlets in the Settings page of the Patch Inspector with a handy little button that lets you remove any of them. Also it shouldn't crash anymore (stress on should) and it should definitely be possible to create more than one instance. It's now also a completely and utterly untested Universal Binary(TM), as my trusty old iBook G4 is about a 1000 miles from where I am now, so if someone could let me know if this is PPC ready, that'd be nice.

I wish I would have had enough time to also finally make it deal with input other than numbers and let it handle multi-parameter messages (so it could handle TouchOSC's XY and Accelerometer data), but that'll have to wait 'til the next version.

Hop on over to the new qcOSC page to download.


TouchOSC and the Vixid VJX16-4

Jul 22, 2009 Link To This Post
The guys over at Vixid have kindly provided me with a set of support files to get their VJX16-4 video mixer set up with TouchOSC.
It consists of a set of custom TouchOSC layouts, PureData patches and a manual to get it all going. It does feature bi-directional communication between the device and TouchOSC so be sure to get a hold of this if you are using the VJX16-4.

Get it here: vixid_vjx16-4_touchosc_layouts_v1.0.rar

TouchOSC 1.3 is here

Jul 03, 2009 Link To This Post
Just got the email that TouchOSC 1.3 has been approved and will soon show up as free update in AppStores worldwide. I've added the editor and the default layouts to the TouchOSC page so download away!
As I stated in my last post, next up is a proper manual, which is almost ready to go, and the next version, which will add labels and which will be submitted soon as well, but of course will probably be stuck in review for a while again... SIGH. Anyway, have fun customizing and drop me a line at dev AT hexler DOT net with feedback/bugs/flames/marriage proposals and all the crazy stuff you'd like to see in future versions, which I know there's plenty of. Cheers, rob

Touch the screen… HEAL!!!

Jun 19, 2009 Link To This Post
It's been a long time coming but earlier today I finally submitted the next version of TouchOSC to Apple for review. So unless my lucky streak with App Store submissions is about to be ended (I've never actually had an update rejected so far, fingers crossed) it should show up as a free update for everyone as soon as next week.
Together with the update there will be the long-promised editor application everyone's been waiting for and it will come in OS X, Windows and Linux flavors. Pick your favorite OS...

Next on my to-do is finishing a proper manual for both app and editor... thanks by the way for not flaming me as much as you could have for the absence thereof with the current version.

Also about to be finished is of course the addition of labels, which still needs some work and has been cut from this release for the sake of making it available sooner and also the addition of a tasty multi-touch control a lot of people have been asking for. Expect some news on these matters soon after the release of this update.

Thank-you's go out to all my beta testers and all people taking the time to write encouraging e-mails full of input, feedback and videos of their very inspiring applications.

Cheers, rob

1 2 3