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editing presets

January 28, 2009 | 3:54 am

hi,
how can i edit or see the existing presets of a preset object? for
example in tutorial 7 there is a preset object with a bunch of
presets but i can’t see a way to get ‘inside’ the preset to see what
messages etc it sends out. are these stored in a file some where?
thanks again
leonard


January 28, 2009 | 4:24 am

On Jan 27, 2009, at 7:59 PM, leonard.stall wrote:

> how can i edit or see the existing presets of a preset object? for
> example in tutorial 7 there is a preset object with a bunch of
> presets but i can’t see a way to get ‘inside’ the preset to see what
> messages etc it sends out. are these stored in a file some where?

My standard advice when anyone asks a question about preset, is to use
pattr instead. It’s a little more to wrap your head around at first,
but it is a much more robust and full-featured system.

I have a simple example using it, called PattrKitty, on my examples
page: http://www.xfade.com/max/examples

- C

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com


January 28, 2009 | 5:32 am

Hi Leonard,

I’ll second Chris’ suggestion to look into pattr for a more robust version of preset. But it’s worth knowing that you can always save the preset to an external file, then look at that file. Look in the help file for info on saving the preset settings.

best,
Zachary


January 28, 2009 | 6:07 am

thanks guys.
i guess my question was where is tutorial 7′s maxpresets file stored,
but i seen how i can see what the go is.
cheers again..

On 28/01/2009, at 4:32 PM, Zachary Seldess wrote:

>
> Hi Leonard,
>
> I’ll second Chris’ suggestion to look into pattr for a more robust
> version of preset. But it’s worth knowing that you can always save
> the preset to an external file, then look at that file. Look in the
> help file for info on saving the preset settings.
>
> best,
> Zachary
> –
> http://www.zacharyseldess.com
>


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