Resently i found some very interesting videos on vimeo. Fabrizio Poce (aka june74) developed a module called V-Module for Max for Live.
“V-Module is a collection of multiple M4L devices which can be freely interconnected (or mostly so) to create potentially very complex real-time “media” processing chains within Ableton Live workflow. V-Module works on top of Ableton Live’s Max for Live (M4L) environment and is essentially a Live-like interface to Jitter functionalities in Max (along with a few creations of mine). “
“Audio drives vertex generation of objects and volumes. Render-to-texture feedback used to create a “mirror” effect. Position and rotation in space, colors and “scene” groups controlled in real-time through clip envelopes and MIDI manual controls. Ableton Live used to host the entire environment (Max for Live). “
Fabrizio Poce also made some tutorial videos how he did the animations:
More info here: http://fabriziopoce.com/max.html