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Icons A Plenty

November 25, 2008 | 12:27 pm

Hello all,

Just a small question.

My brain feels fried from maxing for the past 5 days non-stop. So am having a bit of a time thinking for this one.
I have built a really nice patch that i am generally happy with and do plan to give it away once it is finished.

But, i would like to put an icon over the Max 5 icon that bobs up when you start it up in both runtime and application, just to replace it basically with my own one. So it is then my own creation so to speak and not have the Max 5 logo on.

Is there a way to do this in Max, or would be done in an installer program like VISE or MacInstallerBuilder?

That was about it…


November 25, 2008 | 12:29 pm

also as well when you click on ‘about *program*’ in the toolbar, to then put text of who built it, contact info, etc.

How is that edited?…


November 25, 2008 | 6:50 pm

Hi, this thread always helps me with the appicon stuff:

http://www.cycling74.com/forums/index.php?t=msg&goto=150364

Remember that the icon needs to be in .icns format(although, on macosx, you can use any jpg or pic file and just copy and paste it into the upper-left icon area within the "get info…" window for any file. (Click on the file, choose "Get Info…", then at the very top-left is a small icon for the file which you can simply click on to select and then paste over) but that only works for OSX, for windows you just need to make sure you have a .icns file).

Other than that, within the build script, hit "include file", choose the .icns file and then once the file is included in your script, change the scripting on the include line so that the beginning word, "include" is changed to "appicon".

As for the "About" section of the menubar, to change the info. there to your own personal info., you’ll need to look into using the "menubar" object.

Hope that helps.


December 1, 2008 | 2:27 pm

Just to add to the ‘about’ window. You don’t actually need to use the ‘menubar’ object at all anymore in a standalone.

You can edit the app > support > interfaces > maxinterface.json file to change the menubars (and LOADS of other stuff about the application).

The about image is app > support > interfaces > max5about.png

The icon is in app > resources > max.icns


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