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attrui store and recall settings ?

October 20, 2011 | 9:45 am

Hello, preset does not account attrui?

I do not know if it’s me but I have trouble with the box number in attrui: when I release my mouse attrui often changes the value of the box number.
I tested with several mouse and the same.

The various tests that I made with Gen MSP and Jitter are crazy.

The first reason to update my Max 5;)

Thank you team cycling74 for all this work and all these new ideas.
I look forward to more information and tutorials.

October 20, 2011 | 1:33 pm

attrui doesn’t support preset nor pattr since its magic is to grab the values directly from the object it’s connected to.

October 20, 2011 | 3:27 pm

thank you for the reply Emmanuel.

I saw attrui as a quick and convenient to work, but the magic of attrui beyond me.

for example:
I use hop a shot of the small wheel or Attributes of the object to take the position function. I automatically attrui position, great! it’s magic: D but I finally make my pak position if I want to record my position.

I find really a shame that attrui can not be saved.


December 31, 2011 | 9:12 am

Even though I totally get the magic of attrui, I kind of agree with Laurent – it’s incredibly convenient to have a standardized label/value object, and if its state was savable via pattr/preset, it could replace all kinds of comments, multiple number boxes, etc.

I’m wondering if attrui might be able to get an attribute for a second mode/state:

Mode 1: attrui grabs values from object, attribute name can be changed via popup menu (just the way it works now)

Mode 2: attrui no longer grabs values from object, attribute name is fixed, values are savable via pattr/preset. When patch is loaded, if no preset has been set, values could be grabbed once on load from object (so that attrui & object stay coordinated).

As it is now, attrui is incredibly useful as long as I set the attributes of all my objects in the objects themselves. But the minute I start using pattr to save states, I have to either add pattr-compatible objects that feed into each attrui, or take out the attruis altogether and replace them with pattr-compatible objects (plus comments/labels). Either way, there’s a lot of redundant patching that could be eliminated.

January 31, 2012 | 9:25 am

Bumping this with the same sentiment, really – a switchable mode that makes the value parameter one-directional would be a really great way of building patches.

As it stands it means that for many attribute things I am now either:

1) Connecting number boxes to a thing that already has number boxes…!
2) going back to the old [someattribute $1] method, even though a much slicker method is right in front of me :-/

February 7, 2012 | 1:28 pm

+1 for storing/recalling attrui!

February 9, 2012 | 10:11 pm


> but I finally make my pak position if I want to record my position

I still hope for something like a ";max freeze all_attributes" message ….

March 7, 2012 | 4:29 pm

Bumping this thread.

Attrui does not work with preset.
I vote "no"…

The truly magical and mystical experience would be to use attrui to replace a lot of ugly message boxes and pak objects. Not possible without presets.

March 9, 2012 | 5:09 am

attrui doesn’t really have much of a "state" so there’s nothing to save in a preset. It’s just a window into a different object.

June 9, 2012 | 11:03 am

It’s possible to bind pattr objects to attributes of another named object, like this:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

June 9, 2012 | 5:03 pm


June 11, 2012 | 12:30 am

+1 for preset/attrui compatibility. attrui is too nice an interface not to be used to its full potential.

September 27, 2013 | 9:47 pm

Well… attrui may be the "magic grabber" but that doesn’t mean that what is grabbed should remain inaccessible.

attrui doesn’t really have much of a "state" so there’s nothing to save in a preset. It’s just a window into a different object.

No.. it’s not just window. If it’s "grabbing" values then it’s more like a see-through container. If it can grab, contain and display, surely it’s feasible to output.

How about having an outlet that magically sends the values to another object. That will at least allow for a ‘workaround’ for the preset/pattr issue. There are so many potential uses of such functionality it boggles the mind.

May 15, 2014 | 7:07 am

Bumping into this again today. Did a method for tying attrui into a preset/pattrstorage emerge in the mean time? It would be such an obvious feature…

June 27, 2014 | 9:46 am


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