counting down a number object
I am a new max user and I a building my first patch, right now I am having a hard time figuring out how to get a number box with a 400 inside to count down to 200 over time. I tried banging a message that contains ( 400, 200 10000 ) but that just immediately sends a 200 to the number box then no change. How do I do this.
As with most things in Max, there are myriad ways to do this. The simplest way to do what you ask for is to use line:
----------begin_max5_patcher---------- 326.3ocqSEsSCBCE84xWQSeFWZYHS7CwWLKlBbkUCztPKQzk8uK8B3X5hgox Csom6o264d31CADVloCrL58zGoDxg.BAg7.jwyDVsrKuRZQZLcacFzvBGB8r Q6zxZ.C8.zTH0xoX8LU5Jvg2SbBzz5lPilkFq5cLMhnU7Q3Alt21CCJjozNV HkkI0kL51QV6kt7cJc4SMPtafnXy59jPEwI9sa490HwJ9m2QUfJ1j8xMoLOz wf.+R3BcgZvZkkvTq5fNrxrXtuRbNUv6+tZWJ5htj3JcokXM2sAMH9vV5ksl jei0ngW6u62blJkFnde4pMk0+KiN94lEMyHvsj0+zLS7biAIf82WdHgEwiet aYMsM4SxZHagzSko.rNkV5TF8LNomwYmpn.vvS8aspXuo+4wnDnau3etkpnj Enn3+fh5ObL3CXL5GLD -----------end_max5_patcher-----------
Depending on the bigger picture, there may be advantages to using other methods, such as a counter/metro combination, Uzi, accum, IncDec, etc.
Studying the tutorials should give you a better idea of the range of possible ways to approach this problem, and find the method that works for your specific problem.
great thanks for the quick reply, how do I paste that code in max and turn it into something also what is that "line" called in max documentation so I read how to use it?
On Jan 25, 2009, at 2:34 PM, jimmy joe roche wrote:
> great thanks for the quick reply, how do I paste that code in max
> and turn it into something also what is that "line" called in max
> documentation so I read how to use it?
Copy the "funny" text, including the lines that read:
Then go to Max and select "New From Clipboard" from the file menu. You
could also just paste into an existing patcher.
There is a Max object called line.
It should be pretty easy to find.
awesome, got it. Thanks a lot.