'COLL' won't save/store lists

Jan 11, 2012 at 9:37pm

'COLL' won't save/store lists


I have been using some coll to store an list of items that can be retrived vaious way, its all working fine, but somtimes the list won’t save when i return to my patch then somtimes it will, the same thing happens when i save my patch and return to it at a later date.

What I’m looking for is the correct process for saving a list in coll, maybe a little exaple patch if anyone has time?


Jan 11, 2012 at 9:48pm

You should post your problem patch. The help file shows examples of storing lists, fwiw.

Jan 11, 2012 at 10:15pm

i only have max on my mac and it isnt on the net atm, so im messaging from pc laptop (annoying).

ive had a look at the reference and it wasn’t too clear too me which is the easiest way, (im fairly new to max) so I was just after a laymans term explanation from someone with a bit more knowledge who could suggest the best way to do it.

will try and get the patch up, if i dont get an answer off anyone tomorrow.


Jan 11, 2012 at 10:59pm

If you highlight the [coll] object and then press control/command+i (or right click it and select Inspector) you can check whether th “save data with patcher” attribute is checked. If it is then the object will store it’s contents when you close your patch and remember them when you open it the next time.

Jan 12, 2012 at 8:59am

Thats just what I needed, thanks for your help.


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