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marginal request

March 25, 2006 | 6:59 pm

I have a tiny request.
Right now, when using max, I feel that its discouraged to make
patches which are larger than the screen (or window). right now the
scroll bars end exactly where your last object is, it takes some
effort to move an object beyond the edge of a window. and of
course effort sucks.

thats really it… um. some suggested solutions might be,
a preference for margins beyond the last object in a window. (like
300 pixels.)
zoom key combos
hand tool combos (java script able-ish)

just a thought…
-matt


March 25, 2006 | 8:25 pm

On 25-Mar-2006, at 19:59, matthew aidekman wrote:
> some suggested solutions might be,
> a preference for margins beyond the last object in a window. (like
> 300 pixels.)
> zoom key combos
> hand tool combos (java script able-ish)

Some standard behaviors from the 90s would be nice, too, like auto-
scrolling when an object hits a window boundary (including extending
the canvas size as necessary). This would probably be more flexible
than having to change a preference for a fixed added margin.
Similarly, a few weeks back there was talk of magnification ("zoom"
in Windowsspeak).

It’s true that you can drop items outside the window margins, (Matt,
have you tried dragging an object till the mouse is outside your
window and then letting go of the mouse button? It’s a cute effect.)
But everyone else I know autoscrolls.

Some aspects of Max’ UI still look sort of System 6.0.5-like. I
appreciate that increasing core functionality has been were most of
the action is (MSP, scripting, Java & JScript, Jitter…), and I
appreciate the UI enhancements that have seen the light of day.
Still, it would be cool to have some of the features that we take for
granted with other apps…

– P.

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March 25, 2006 | 8:47 pm

FWIW, the next major release of MaxMSP will feature a new graphics
API with anitaliasing, and true alpha channel compositing for a more
modern look/feel.

-Joshua


March 25, 2006 | 10:05 pm

> (Matt, have you tried dragging an object till the mouse is outside
> your window and then letting go of the mouse button? It’s a cute
> effect.)
yes I have. I was describing more of a subconscious effect. like
yes there’s a method, but there’s also a mental block.

as for the sys6 UI, I’ve come to love it on the back end. and I
understand the issue of cross platform backwards compatibility. but
I think when I lock my patcher I should be able to get things like
antialiased characters, shadows, embossing, panes etc…

alpha blending will be a major step.

BUT NOT AQUA… DOWN WITH AQUA…. SOMETHING ORIGINAL whew

I LOVE YOU C74
-matt


March 25, 2006 | 10:08 pm

> next major release of….
Oh mighty members of c74 you have descended from the mountains and
granted our wishes. We praise you for your inspiration, We thank you
for hearing our prayers. amen.
-matt


March 25, 2006 | 10:19 pm

On 25 Mar 2006, at 20:47, Joshua Kit Clayton wrote:

> the next major release of MaxMSP will feature a new graphics API
> with anitaliasing

…and a spellchecker?

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http://www.cassiel.com


March 25, 2006 | 10:32 pm

>> the next major release of MaxMSP will feature a new graphics API with
>> anitaliasing
>
> …and a spellchecker?

and type-ahead object boxes?


March 25, 2006 | 10:57 pm

On Mar 25, 2006, at 2:32 PM, dlurk wrote:

>>> the next major release of MaxMSP will feature a new graphics API
>>> with anitaliasing
>> …and a spellchecker?
>
> and type-ahead object boxes?

Feel free to let your imaginations run wild…you’ll find out when
it’s released and not sooner.

-Joshua


March 26, 2006 | 11:11 am

On 25 Mar 2006, at 22:57, Joshua Kit Clayton wrote:

>>>> the next major release of MaxMSP will feature a new graphics API
>>>> with anitaliasing
>>> …and a spellchecker?
>>
>> and type-ahead object boxes?
>
> Feel free to let your imaginations run wild…

Oh, I was joking, you see, you wrote "anitaliasing", and since that’s
a typo, which is a bit like a spelling mistake, I came up with this
clever joke about spellchecking, and thought I’d share it.

nick rothwell — composition, systems, performance — http://
http://www.cassiel.com


March 26, 2006 | 12:44 pm

On 26-Mar-2006, at 13:11, Nick Rothwell wrote:
> Oh, I was joking, you see, you wrote "anitaliasing",

Oh, and I thought we was talking about anitaliasing, which is sort of
like backwards italics, only more Orthodox.

Given that Joshua writes with Mail.app (according to his mail
headers), he’s probably turned spellchecking off.

– Roonil Wazlib

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iCE: Sequencing, Recording & |home | chez nous|
Interface Building for |bei uns | i nostri|
Max/MSP Extremely cool http://www.castine.de

http://www.dspaudio.com/


March 26, 2006 | 12:58 pm

On 26 Mar 2006, at 13:44, Peter Castine wrote:

> Oh, and I thought we was talking about anitaliasing, which is sort
> of like backwards italics, only more Orthodox.

I thought it was a form of mediaeval Italian song? ("anitalia-sing",
geddit?)

> — Roonil Wazlib

Isn’t he a character in Harry Potter?

– N.

nick rothwell — composition, systems, performance — http://
http://www.cassiel.com


March 26, 2006 | 1:11 pm

subpatches help


March 26, 2006 | 2:15 pm

On 26-Mar-2006, at 14:58, Nick Rothwell wrote:

>> — Roonil Wazlib
>
> Isn’t he a character in Harry Potter?

Sort of. You’re close.

I’ll give you a hint: What was written on the inside cover of the
copy of _Advanced Potions_ Harry showed to Prof. Snape?

– P.

————– http://www.bek.no/~pcastine/Litter/ ————-
Peter Castine +–> Litter Power & Litter Bundle for Jitter

iCE: Sequencing, Recording & |home | chez nous|
Interface Building for |bei uns | i nostri|
Max/MSP Extremely cool http://www.castine.de

http://www.dspaudio.com/


March 27, 2006 | 2:21 am

On Mar 26, 2006, at 6:11 AM, Nick Rothwell wrote:
> I came up with this clever joke about spellchecking, and thought
> I’d share it.

I had a good laugh over it. So thanks, Nick.

—–
Nathan Wolek
nw@nathanwolek.com

http://www.nathanwolek.com



f.e
March 27, 2006 | 7:29 am

Nick Rothwell wrote:
>
> On 26 Mar 2006, at 13:44, Peter Castine wrote:
>
>> Oh, and I thought we was talking about anitaliasing, which is sort of
>> like backwards italics, only more Orthodox.
>
> I thought it was a form of mediaeval Italian song? ("anitalia-sing",
> geddit?)
Oh, it wasn’t about this beautiful half-blood portuguese-chinese
pornstar : Anita Lia Sing ?!
>
>> — Roonil Wazlib
>
> Isn’t he a character in Harry Potter?
>
> — N.
>
>
> nick rothwell — composition, systems, performance —
> http://www.cassiel.com
>
>
>
>


March 27, 2006 | 9:08 am

Nick Rothwell wrote:
> Oh, I was joking, you see, you wrote "anitaliasing", and since that’s a
> typo, which is a bit like a spelling mistake, I came up with this
> clever joke about spellchecking, and thought I’d share it.

But one request definitely will follow out of my experience with typos:

Please, please….!!!!
If I have a connected patcher, and retype a different external name wich
doesn’t exist, it will cut all connections! and there is no working undo!!!
Solution: if a typed in name doesn’t match, put in a bogus object which
at least retains all connections.

Is that too much to ask?
I guess everybody from Cycling will fall into that trap as well regularily.

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March 27, 2006 | 9:48 am

Secodned. (Damn! There go my connections) I mean
‘Seconded’.
Having been through the miserable shit-storm that is
ME/CFS over the last 3 years, and consequently having
frequently been possessed with a bizarre kind of
dyslexia/typographica, anything that could save us
from this kind of thing would make me very happy,
cheers
Roger


March 27, 2006 | 1:23 pm

On Mar 27, 2006, at 4:48 AM, ROGER CARRUTHERS wrote:

> Secodned. (Damn! There go my connections) I mean
> ‘Seconded’.
> Having been through the miserable shit-storm that is
> ME/CFS over the last 3 years, and consequently having
> frequently been possessed with a bizarre kind of
> dyslexia/typographica, anything that could save us
> from this kind of thing would make me very happy,

I’d prefer the box to turn red and leave the cursor in place so I can
quickly correct the mistake without even reclicking.

- John


March 27, 2006 | 3:14 pm

On 27 mars 06, at 15:23, John Nowak wrote:

>> Secodned. (Damn! There go my connections) I mean
>> ‘Seconded’.
>> Having been through the miserable shit-storm that is
>> ME/CFS over the last 3 years, and consequently having
>> frequently been possessed with a bizarre kind of
>> dyslexia/typographica, anything that could save us
>> from this kind of thing would make me very happy,
>
> I’d prefer the box to turn red and leave the cursor in place so I
> can quickly correct the mistake without even reclicking.

I hear David Z’s question from here: why would you like to write a
bad object name in a box? :-)

ej


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