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March 2, 2008 | 7:12 pm

Hi I just downloaded "diff" an external max object, but I don’t know where to put it. It came on its own, with no file extension, just as diff. The help file doesnt explain, I tried to put it inside the externals folder, but it just comes up with "no such object!" Any ideas?



MIB
March 3, 2008 | 4:22 am

Quote: spondoo@hotmail.com wrote on Sun, 02 March 2008 12:12
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> Hi I just downloaded "diff" an external max object, but I don’t know where to put it. It came on its own, with no file extension, just as diff. The help file doesnt explain, I tried to put it inside the externals folder, but it just comes up with "no such object!" Any ideas?
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It should go into the externals folder as you did (or any other folder within the search-path!!!) Did you restart Max after you put it there??


March 3, 2008 | 5:26 am

Are you on windows or os x? Which OS is the object compiled for?

Putting it in your max search path should be fine if the object is compiled for your OS. See the topic ‘Files: How Max Handles Search Paths and Files’ in the Max tutorials pdf.


March 3, 2008 | 10:28 am

I am on osx and I’m pretty sure that the object is compiled for osx. I did restart after placing it in the externals folder.
Here is the link I used:

http://maxobjects.com/?v=objects&id_objet=1818&requested=difference&operateur=AND&id_plateforme=0


March 3, 2008 | 10:28 am

I am on osx and I’m pretty sure that the object is compiled for osx. I did restart after placing it in the externals folder.
Here is the link I used:

http://maxobjects.com/?v=objects&id_objet=1818&requested=difference&operateur=AND&id_plateforme=0


March 3, 2008 | 10:50 am

Actually, you don’t need to restart Max after adding a file to the search path. You only need to restart Max to get it to generate a new search path (if, for instance, you’ve added a folder).

The rules:

Add folder to search path: restart Max
Add file to search path: just go on.

Max externals on Mac OS traditionally never had file extensions. On Mac OS *nothing* had file extensions before OS X and even after OS X much of the world continues very satisfactorily without.

You still haven’t said which version of Max you’re using. You’re also probably getting more information in the Max window than what you’re telling us.

For Max 4.6 on Mac OS you need a Mach-O Universal Binary, which would have the extension .mxo. Older Max versions used a different format, which did not necessarily have an extension.


March 3, 2008 | 11:04 am

On 3 Mar 2008, at 10:50, Peter Castine wrote:

> Actually, you don’t need to restart Max after adding a file to the
> search path. You only need to restart Max to get it to generate a
> new search path (if, for instance, you’ve added a folder).

In the Olden Days, there were special considerations for external
objects which declared themselves with aliases. I have no idea whether
this has been an issue since last century.

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March 5, 2008 | 7:02 am

Adam schrieb:
> I am on osx and I’m pretty sure that the object is compiled for osx.
> I did restart after placing it in the externals folder. Here is the
> link I used:

Out of the description you could also use this as diff (replace the
floats with ints if you need an integer version…):

#P outlet 94 141 15 0;
#P window setfont "Sans Serif" 9.;
#P window linecount 1;
#P newex 94 114 29 196617 – 0.;
#P newex 94 76 29 196617 t f f;
#P inlet 94 51 15 0;
#P connect 1 0 2 1;
#P connect 1 1 2 0;
#P connect 2 0 3 0;
#P connect 0 0 1 0;
#P window clipboard copycount 4;


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