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Duplicate patch & presentation mode layout simultaneously

May 10, 2014 | 3:02 pm

Hi all,

Newbie question: is there an easy way to simultaneously copy a patch and its presentation-mode layout to reuse/duplicate within a single patch? Right now I try to copy from one view, and the other view gets quite messy. I can fix this by hand, but thought I’d poll your collective wisdom since my initial googling efforts turned up squat. :)

Thanks for any suggestions!


May 10, 2014 | 7:24 pm

Hello, I’m not sure I understand your goal. Nonetheless, the attached shows an example using thispatcher and bpatch to create multiple iterations of a single patch within a parent patcher. The bpatch opens in presentation mode.
To check it out put both files in the users/documents/Max folder, start (or restart) Max, and open "bpatch-top.maxpat".
In addition the bpatch and thispatcher help files are useful, as are these Max Tutorials:
http://cycling74.com/docs/max6/dynamic/c74_docs.html#basicchapter15
http://cycling74.com/docs/max6/dynamic/c74_docs.html#basicchapter20
http://cycling74.com/docs/max6/dynamic/c74_docs.html#interfacechapter01
Hope it helps!

  • This reply was modified 4 months by  John.
  • This reply was modified 4 months by  John.

May 13, 2014 | 6:57 am

So I realized my mistake, which was quite simple…I’m posting it here in case any one else runs into this issue. I had some panels and text that were only for the presentation mode, and I had moved them off to the side to get them out of the way in the patching view. When I was copying and pasting from the patching view, I neglected to copy them. Doh. :-) Thanks again for your reply, though, John.


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