[LAU] Custom UI development in Pure Data

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Sun Sep 1 19:22:18 UTC 2013

On Sunday 01 September 2013 15:13:45 Harry van Haaren did opine:

> On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 7:17 PM, R. Mattes <rm at mh-freiburg.de> wrote:
> > That's where the example code is astonishing terse :-) :
> Or hidden away on a github repo...
> https://github.com/harryhaaren/openAudioProgrammingTutorials/tree/master
> /pureDataHost
> > Frankly, I'd rather write my GUI in Qt (or whatever) and communicate
> > whith a headless pd process by means of OSC or even "raw" pd
> > messages.
> I have implemented a libPD "front-end", which parses the patch file
> manually, and creates a canvas
> using GANV[1] and GTK. Note this was an experiment, and I'm no longer
> working on this.
> Screenshot link:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/sbd2uxwa7xtwshr/libpdUiFrontend.png

This one is a passing resemblance to a linux gizmo by the name of 
rockhopper.  It analyses the .hal configuration file of a linuxcnc 
installation, and generates a web (http://host:8000) viewable .svg file, 
useless because its images are so small for screen reading, file that is a 
logic diagram of the control code for a specific cnc controlled machine.  
You can save the file and posterize it to print it, tape the prints 
together and get a wall poster that is readable.  My little toy 7x12 lathe 
is 6 landscape pages done that way.  Even at 6 pages, its a "busy" diagram.

> HTH, -Harry
> [1] http://svn.drobilla.net/lad/trunk/ganv

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