Max/MSP should remember file paths

Feb 13, 2006 at 6:12pm

Max/MSP should remember file paths

It’s extremely frustrating that Max/MSP cannot remember previously used filepaths when navigating to open patches, sound files, etc. Wouldn’t it help if we could set some defaults, or have a dedicated browser window in Max, a la Reaktor, for navigating?

Also, I think it’d be nice if Max/MSP patchers, for e.g., could float freely outside of the Max app. window rather than being confined to it.

Thanks.

#24406
Feb 13, 2006 at 10:56pm

On Feb 13, 2006, at 1:12 PM, matt wrote:
> Also, I think it’d be nice if Max/MSP patchers, for e.g., could
> float freely outside of the Max app. window rather than being
> confined to it.

You can fix this by switching to the Mac version. (Sorry I couldn’t
resist.) :)

—–
Nathan Wolek
nw@nathanwolek.com

http://www.nathanwolek.com

#70508
Feb 14, 2006 at 1:58am

Why don’t you just build a browser window using jit.cellblock and folder, you’d think that this wasn’t MAX or something. That’s what makes it better than Reaktor, right? Restoring data shouldn’t be too hard if you figure out some neato spiffy way to store previous states based on whatever file is active or what not.

I’ve done this, but its defintely not in a form that I’d want to put up on the maxlist ;)

#70509
Feb 14, 2006 at 1:59am

and lets not forget the “thispatcher” window messages,mmkay… float is in there, so is savewindow..

#70510
Feb 14, 2006 at 9:45am

Quote: cebec wrote on Mon, 13 February 2006 11:12
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or have a dedicated browser window in Max, a la Reaktor, for navigating?
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the reaktor browser sucks hard, max is much more flexible.

#70511
Feb 14, 2006 at 4:23pm

ok, i appreciate the lively comments, but i don’t even know where to start re: building my own browser and it seemed like this is something that could be included in a very basic form so that we don’t have to build it from scratch. at least something integrated into max, itself, to designate specific directories for particular file-types… ya ya, i know, reaktor sux0rs, which is why i sold it and have dedicated my time to max, but i think this may border on reinventing the wheel.

#70512
Feb 14, 2006 at 5:01pm

I just have one folder with sub folders – which are patches,
sub-patches, useful stuff, even sound files for “cycle~, parts of
patches or other things etc etc etc

i have aliases of this folder in many places – on the desktop, in the dock etc
of course items in this folder can be aliases themselves

much more easy than the reaktor’s browser – and takes just a few
minutes to make

the folder itself is in the max’s search path

best

kasper


Kasper T. Toeplitz
noise, composition, bass, computer

http://www.sleazeArt.com

#70513
Feb 14, 2006 at 10:04pm

thanks, kasper… that’s what i’ll do, then…

#70514
Feb 14, 2006 at 10:23pm

Don’t forget the pattr & preset objects for saving & restoring patcher states. Takes a little extra effort to add them to a patch but it pays off.

- DL

#70515

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