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Export patch on computer that haven't max.

July 2, 2010 | 3:36 pm

I’m a begginer of max masp.
I need to know if it is possible to export a stand alone patch make with max msp.
For exemple, for educational purpose, save a single patch, on a computer that have not max installed on.

July 2, 2010 | 3:49 pm

Hello maxer,

yes ;

- you can install free "Max Runtime" ( to run patches everywhere (but you can’t edit them),
- you can build "Standalone" with maxMSP : and this standalone should work on every computer you want.

to be honest i have never done it but thousands of people do that everyday ;-)

July 2, 2010 | 5:24 pm

I have done both methods numerous times. It’s considerably easier if the other computers have the free Max Runtime app installed. It’s available for both Mac and Windows. Then, you can simply save you patch–or if it involves subpatchers as a collective–and distribute away. If you want to go the standalone route, you will need to do it on both a Mac and a Windows machine as a standalone built on one platform doesn’t run on the other platform. Have a look at the section in the Max help files called "Organizing, Sharing, and Documenting Your Work."

July 2, 2010 | 6:56 pm

Thanks for yours kind reply,
I have another question, do you know if is possible to import files of max, in the above mentioned format or in another way, inside of Director?
Thanks again.

July 3, 2010 | 12:33 am

I’m sure you can’t import the mxf or maxpat files into Director since they are dependent on the Max software to run. If Director lets you embed another application inside of a project (it’s been a long time since I worked with Director, so I don’t know), then you "may" be able to use the standalone app.

July 3, 2010 | 9:09 am

Thank you

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