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bpatcher with a preset height and width

November 8, 2012 | 4:10 pm

I like using bpatchers, but it’s tedious resizing them every time I put one on a page.

My usual workflow is:

  • new object
  • type out the name of my abstraction (this brings up autocomplete)
  • rather than pressing enter, prepend the object name with ‘bpatcher @name ‘, and then hit enter
  • resize bpatcher boundaries to fit the contents
  • maybe add a border

Is there any way to have all of this pre-set for me?

Hmm, I just saved all this as a prototype of bpatcher… but I fear this is going to get messy if every one of my abstraction prototypes is listed under bpatcher.


November 8, 2012 | 4:19 pm

There is a little piece of javascript that you can put in a bpatcher that will automagically resize them to the viewable content.
A quick search for "bpatcher auto-resize" in the forum yield me this first result : http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=33551
… but search, there is more.


November 9, 2012 | 10:16 am

Clippings!


November 9, 2012 | 5:34 pm

ahh… so that’s what that clippings folder is for!

Just searched for ‘clippings’ in the Max help.

And you can put them in subfolders… I like it :)

Thanks for that woyteg.


November 9, 2012 | 5:35 pm

For anyone else’s benefit: http://cycling74.com/docs/max6/dynamic/c74_docs.html#clippings


November 9, 2012 | 11:55 pm

Thanks, didn’t know it.


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