OSC with TouchOsc

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27 May, 2013 10:29 PM


Sorry for asking again the same thing, I also read the two previous discussions about OSC and maxmsp but I can't make them work.
I'm testing the nodebox "osc node" with touchosc (an osc controller for ipad / iphone),
Checked with an osc monitor app, Iphone send and my computer receives the inputs, so how to make nodeBox read them? (need to specify a specific port? where?)

Thank you in advance,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 28 May, 2013 06:26 AM

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    1. First in File > Preferences, make sure "Device Support" is checked. Restart NodeBox if needed.
    2. In the File > Devices screen, create a new OSC (listening) device. Set the port to the receiving value you want, check autostart, and press start.
    3. Create a new "receive osc" node. The device name should match the name in devices.
    4. The address prefix is what you listen to. By default, the node listens to all matches.
    5. In arguments, you can give a comma-separated list of argument names that will override the default names given to the incoming arguments.
    6. Receive OSC only works in a running animation, so make sure to press "play".
  2. Frederik De Bleser closed this discussion on 28 May, 2013 06:26 AM.

  3. matteo re-opened this discussion on 28 May, 2013 06:53 AM

  4. 2 Posted by matteo on 28 May, 2013 06:53 AM

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    Hi Frederik

    Thank you so much, finally work! (I forgot to add the osc in the devices list (enabling the listnening of the port 8000))

    Now everything's fine, just one more question:
    I attached a picture of received inputs and I would know if there's a way to use just one osc receiver and N lookup nodes (as in you PD example where you connect 3 lookup size, hue, rotation), just to avoid the duplication of osc receivers.

    In the second screenshot is how I'm working to get two different signals from addresses.


  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 28 May, 2013 08:24 AM

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    Currently, I don't think there's an easy way to do this. It's an interesting use case and we can consider it when we stabilize the feature.



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