Apologies for the newbie question, but I’m unsure about the best way to neatly package up a patch that contains references to external patch files. I have a simple patch that refers to a single external patch, and I’d like to be able to share it with others without too much hassle.
I think the simplest way is to put all abstractions you need in the same folder as your main patch and share the whole folder
give a friendly name to the entry patch like "_MAIN" or something similar to help people to see it
if you are using a lot of abstractions it could be better to put them in another folder but you will have to add this folder to your max search paths list
I hope this helps (and hope my english is understandable…)
If you have a larger project, you should look into "collectives". For something like what you mention, though, I often end up just copy and pasting the abstraction into a patcher object. It would be nice if there was an option to save abstraction (and js scripts) with the patcher, like with colls.
if it’s for maxforlive, maybe just freeze your device.
Thanks for the replies, everyone. Since I am indeed using Max for Live, the best solution for me was freezing the device. Now I know what that button’s for! =)
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