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Feature Request: DoublePlusGood Math Operators for Max

July 16, 2012 | 2:38 pm

Maybe this isn’t where we’re supposed to do feature requests, and I’m not entirely sure what to call this, BUT.

I would love, LOVE to have a series of math operators (+, -, *, /, %, etc) that have [t b f] built into them – ie, input on either inlet causes output. Maybe call them like [+`] or [+*] or SOMETHING. You guys figure the naming scheme out, I’ll just use them incessantly.

Seriously, it’s very rare these days that I instantiate a math operator WITHOUT also having to [t b f] the second inlet – I know that for purposes of backwards compatibility there tends to be an aversion to changing the functioning of core objects like this, so having another set of objects that works this way would be grand.

Know what? Maybe I’ll just go do it myself. Can’t be that hard to teach myself C…


July 16, 2012 | 2:44 pm

Not need to learn C: just build your own abstractions!


July 16, 2012 | 3:13 pm

Psh, that’s the EASY way out.

And probably what I’ll do. :P



pid
July 16, 2012 | 4:50 pm

make abstractions or clippings. it is sort of the point of max.
for this sort of thing i’m a clippings person myself. but here is an abstraction:

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July 16, 2012 | 5:11 pm

You could also do this via scripting, though this code is probably really only for stunt purposes…

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July 16, 2012 | 5:12 pm

I thought from the title of the post that it was a request for using doubles (instead of floats) in Max. That would be very welcome when writing data into soundfiles/tables/etc.


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