Controlling Max 6 with Messages – same messages as Max 5?

Jul 19, 2012 at 10:15am

Controlling Max 6 with Messages – same messages as Max 5?

Hello

Could someone at Cycling74 confirm that all the messages that you can send to max 6 via message box with semicolon (;) followed by the word max – is all the same as with version 5.

http://cycling74.com/docs/max5/vignettes/core/messages_to_max.html

The documentation online is contained in the Max 5 folder – I’m curious if there are new messages for new functions in Max 6.

#32312
Jul 19, 2012 at 11:59am

Repasting from another thread re scheduler prefs

OK I’ve done another test – with a patch that included all the scheduler prefs as messages – to see if there is a difference between how you send messages to the Preferences folder in Max 5 and Max 6.

here’s what I discovered:

REFRESH RATE
In Max 5 documentation it states:
The rate at which refresh is done can be set by using the setrefreshrate message.

If you send this message in Max 6 you get this error report in the max window:
max: doesn’t understand “setrefreshrate”

Question: how do you set this in Max 6?

REDRAW QUEUE THROTTLE
You need to use the message setsysqelemthrottle – to set Redraw Queue Throttle
not setredrawqueuethrottle – as you might expect!

SETSLEEP
“The word setsleep, followed by a number, sets the time between calls to get the next system event, in 60ths of a second. The default value is 2.”
Question: does the relate/equate to any of the variables described in Max 6 Sceduler Prefs?
The word setsleep, followed by a number, sets the time between calls to get the next system event, in 60ths of a second. The default value is 2.

#106091
Jan 28, 2014 at 1:36pm

Would be nice to see this answered.

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