[max5] Background image on max!!!

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:08am

[max5] Background image on max!!!

How do I insert a jpeg image to use as a background on my max patch?

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:26am

Under the max tutorials check out Interface Tutorial 2: Picture UI Elements

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:32am

i looked that! isn’t that only for buttons and sliders, not the background itself?

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:39am

i tried using the cell phone thing and replacing the image with mine, but max 5 crashes every single time i upload my picture…

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:40am

Well you can put them in the background and in the inspector choose ignore click.

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:42am

Well that’s no good. Have you done the typical stuff: restart max, restart your computer?

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:43am

it’s not due to file size is it? and yea it crashes every time, so i have to restart every time :S

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:50am

I have max 5 and just tried to add a pic that was 2.7 MB without a problem. Sorry man, I’m not sure what to tell ya

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:51am

If nobody responds to this thread by tomorrow, send an email to cycling74, they’re pretty good about either answering your issue or sending you a link to a thread that answers your issue.

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:51am

what object did you use?

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:52am

I tried both pictctrl and pictslider

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:56am

i tried and it works with other pictures, but not that specific one…

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:56am

Maybe the pic is corrupt? Try converting your pic to a different format

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:57am

how do i make it show the full picture?

Nov 29, 2011 at 6:08am

how do i make the photo show the full image, instead of only half, when i use pictrl??

Nov 29, 2011 at 10:40am

all you need to do is copy an image to the clipboard, using your favourite image viewer/editor, then in max open an empty patcher and select paste picture in the edit menu. works for me on a mac with max 5 anyway…

Nov 29, 2011 at 2:56pm

Terry’s method is probably what you want. That creates an fpic object. You can also create the fpic first, then choose the image via the Inspector or via message. fpic has a few useful attributes and messages, too.

Nov 29, 2011 at 5:16pm

i was able to insert the picture, but when i want to enlarge it to fit the full screen, only the dotted box enlarges, not the image itself.. help please!

Nov 29, 2011 at 6:13pm

check Scale To Box in the fpic inspector.


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