Meandre : a TOOLKIT for learning PURE DATA

What is Meandre

A toolkit to design multimedia projects. It uses Pure data extended programming environnment, and simplify its learning curve. Simply double click anywhere to show the pop-up menu and start patching!

 

How to use

Just download and extract the folder Meandre2 to your desktop. 

 

Features

- Double clic for quick patching menu (3 tabs= DATA/AUDIO/VIDEO)

- Auto-Hints over objects / simplified help for many objects (inside pd-extended application)

- Objects for hardware interaction (arduino/kinect/leap motion...)

- Abstraction for real time video interaction (camera zone activity, openCV analysis...)

- 3d Modeling like viewport for Gem window (camera/mouse...)

Download MEANDRE 2.6 MACOSX

 

Download MEANDRE 2.6 PC


How to start

- PC and MAC: Drag and drop the file "new patch.pd" into "pd-extended" icon to start! 

 

(Update lessons)

- Go to File -> Update every week to be sure to have the last help and lessons.(need an internet connection).

 

 


RULES

- Avoid chinese caracters in files/folder's name.

- Avoid space in files/folder's name (use - or _ instead).

- Save your projects in the main folder: PureData_MEANDRE_2.5.4 using File-> save as. 

 

RECOMMANDED MEDIA FILE FORMAT TO USE

- MOVIES : .mov, (best performance with photo jpg or animation jpeg codec)

- PICTURES: .jpeg or .png or .tiff files

- SOUND : .wav , 44100htz, 16bit. or .mp3

- 3dMODEL : .obj

 

PROBLEM?

- Video/image problem on windows? install quicktime.

- Appliction doesn't start on OSX? install XQuartz

- Camera is not working in Yosemite/El Capitan (waiting for fix...)

TRADITIONAL CHINESE

 軟體規範:

 
- 避免使用中文命名檔案或是資料夾。
- 別在檔案名稱或資料夾名稱上打空格,可使用 - 或是 _  來代替(例如:my_video1.mov)。
- 將你的檔案存在資料夾裡面: Meandre_2.1 using File-> save as.
- 最好重新開一個資料夾,以組名命名,把你所有的媒體(圖片、影片、聲音、3D模型等)都放進去。
 
 
建議使用檔案類型: 
 
- 影片: .mov, (photo jpg or animation jpeg codec, no h264 or mpg4). 先使用畫素較低的檔案測試 (例如: resize max to1024x768 or 1280x720, no 1920x1080)
- 圖片:.jpeg 或 .png
- 聲音:.wav , 44100htz, 16bit
- 3d模型:.obj