Coll data persistent on max4live

Aug 27, 2013 at 8:49pm

Coll data persistent on max4live


In max4live, there is some way to make data stored in a Coll object persistent so each time I’ll open that live set, previously stored data collection will be available.

I guess that I can save it to a file then load it each time the live set opens, but I’m looking for something more “embedded”.


Aug 28, 2013 at 3:06am

You could check ‘save data with patcher’ in the coll inspector. Then data will be persistent with the device, BUT only if stored/changed while the device is in EDIT mode.

Aug 28, 2013 at 7:24am

Got it!, I think I’ll use a file instead.


Aug 28, 2013 at 8:51am

Another way to do this sort of thing might be to rewrite your code to use dictionaries in parameter mode



Aug 28, 2013 at 8:56am

Andrew, I’m not familiarised with the use of dictionaries in parameter mode.
Do you have any example to look at?

Aug 28, 2013 at 11:44am

Thanks Andrew,
that will solve my umenu editing and persistence issues nicely (once I get home and work up the umenu dump to dictionary to umenu..note bidirectional). I had code to do this umenu stuff with colls in Max4, but lack of persistence in Live had me drop the effort…dictionaries being parameter mode compliant: that rocks. I should read the docs more often, or closer, eh, ;-)….


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