Lightpainting

In this example, I’m giving you code to do live interactive light painting. The typical way to do this is by taking several extended exposure photographs which are then sequenced into a stop motion video. My method uses jitter to isolate the brightest parts of the scene and then applies additional processing to make it a more interesting experience. The patch has a lot of comments to tell you what each stage does, but let me know if you’re stuck on something. I made the patch for an image processing class originally, so I have some detailed documentation of it. Below the download is a series of images detailing the processing steps to get the lightpainting effect.

Max/MSP/Jitter - Lightpainting example (312 downloads ) (Right click and choose “Save As”)

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