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mystery object…

February 10, 2006 | 2:25 am

I was patching away this evening and went to insert a
"/" object and by accident I typed in "/6" instead of
"/ 6"… object with 7 inlets and 1 outlet appeared
instead of the usual [/ ] object with 2 inlets and 1
outlet. What is it? What does it do? It has no help
file. It seems to output a signal. The first inlet
doesn’t seem to accept anything. When I mouse over
the other outlets I get "Noise-Tone Channel 1"
"Frequency Channel 1" "Volume Channel 1" "Noise-Tone
Channel 2" "Frequency Channel 2" "Volume Channel 2".

curious

sg


February 10, 2006 | 8:02 am

"/6" is not in my distro of max 4.5.6 (i’m a bit jealous)

If you did not make it yourself you must have downloaded something called "/6" to your max search path – use your computer’s search to find it – try double clicking on the object and see what happens…

best,

john.


February 10, 2006 | 8:18 am

This is what I got after doing same:

Date/Time: 2006-02-10 09:16:35.324 +0100
OS Version: 10.4.4 (Build 8G32)
Report Version: 3

Command: MaxMSP 4.5.app
Path: /Applications/MaxMSP 4.5/MaxMSP 4.5.app
Parent: WindowServer [69]

Version: 4.5.6 (4.5.6 – 27 October 2005)

PID: 789
Thread: 0

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0×0001)
Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0×0002) at 0×00000058

Thread 0 Crashed:
0 ftm.aaa 0x0511e988 value_init + 88
(bundle1.s:283)
1 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x004372e8 typedmess_fun + 1408
2 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x005355a4 object_new_typed + 164
3 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0×00429738 auxtable_search + 156
4 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042badc extload + 216
5 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042be20 newload_internal + 524
6 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042bbc8 newload + 52
7 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x004372e8 typedmess_fun + 1408
8 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x00436ae8 typedmess + 92
9 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0×00438088 aeval + 1264
10 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0040bfe0 atombuf_eval + 156
11 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x004d5658
vnewobj_eval__FP7vnewobjs + 484
12 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x004caff8 textobj_btext + 268
13 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0043a890 patcher_deseltext + 128
14 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0043a69c patcher_deselectbox + 300
15 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0043a4d4 patcher_noselect + 72
16 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0043ea84 patcher_click + 1464
17 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x00478fd8 wind_click + 136
18 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0047842c wind_event + 360
19 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042da48 app_eventhandler + 1204
20 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9318cff4 DispatchEventToHandlers
(EventTargetRec*, OpaqueEventRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 692
21 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9318c74c
SendEventToEventTargetInternal(OpaqueEventRef*,
OpaqueEventTargetRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 372
22 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x931934ec SendEventToEventTarget
+ 40
23 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9321f970
HandleMouseEventForWindow(OpaqueWindowPtr*, OpaqueEventRef*, unsigned
short) + 236
24 com.apple.HIToolbox 0×93382730 HandleMouseEvent
(OpaqueEventRef*) + 368
25 com.apple.HIToolbox 0×93193858
ToolboxEventDispatcherHandler(OpaqueEventHandlerCallRef*,
OpaqueEventRef*, void*) + 496
26 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9318d244 DispatchEventToHandlers
(EventTargetRec*, OpaqueEventRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 1284
27 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9318c74c
SendEventToEventTargetInternal(OpaqueEventRef*,
OpaqueEventTargetRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 372
28 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x931934ec SendEventToEventTarget
+ 40
29 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x931d4564 ToolboxEventDispatcher
+ 92
30 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x931d44f0 HLTBEventDispatcher + 16
31 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x931d2aa4
RunApplicationEventLoop + 148
32 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042d4fc app_run + 48
33 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042c2e0 main + 796


February 10, 2006 | 8:19 am

I have no idea but wouldn’t it be some sort of object to do analysis of how
your ear detects sounds with a masking
effect ?
It’s just an idea…
There are loads of objects not documented in max especialy when you look at
the inspector windows and also the
"file preferences" patch…
Very interesting things there….


February 10, 2006 | 8:33 am


February 10, 2006 | 8:45 am

> In mine, a jvm is loaded and then Max crashes. (OSX39, Max456)
> Still jealous?

I think I can live without that!


February 10, 2006 | 9:22 am

On around Feb 10, 2006, at 9:33, Patrick Delges said something like:
>> "/6" is not in my distro of max 4.5.6 (i’m a bit jealous)
>
> In mine, a jvm is loaded and then Max crashes. (OSX39, Max456)
> Still jealous?

Here in Berlin-Reinickendorf /6 instantiates an object w/one-in
two-outs that posts "Hello from XCode" into the Max window. Assistance
for the inlet says "braindead assistance" and the outlets both give
"more braindead assistance", an evaluation with which I can
wholeheartedly concur.

A search through the attached hard disks for a filename containing
these two adjacent chars finds nothing other than some LaserWriter
drivers and parts for an arrangement of Mendelssohn’s op.62 Nr. 6 I
wrote several years ago.

What happens when you ctrl-opt-click (right-alt-click)? My popup tells
me that what I have is an instantiation of the round external I built
from Tim Place’s tutorial on XCode (I thought the assistance strings
looked familiar).

Oh, hell, this looks like an obscure bug in Max’s symbol->object lookup
procedure, which means I’m gonna have to fill out yet another bug
report. Real soon…

– P.

————– http://www.bek.no/~pcastine/Litter/ ————–
Peter Castine | ^
| Litter Power & Litter Bundle for Jitter
pcastine@gmx.net |
pcastine@bek.no | iCE: Sequencing, Recording, and Interface Building
4-15@kagi.com | for Max/MSP
| Extremely cool
| http://www.dspaudio.com
| http://www.dspaudio.com/software/software.html


February 10, 2006 | 2:52 pm

I get an object with 1 inlet & 8 outlets. I’m too lazy to see if it
works, but the assistance messages match the ones for the object that
receives data from my iGesture pad…..

M


February 10, 2006 | 3:00 pm

>I get an object with 1 inlet & 8 outlets. I’m too lazy to see if it
>works, but the assistance messages match the ones for the object
>that receives data from my iGesture pad…..

you have an object which receives data from the iGesture pad??????

wow – i always wondered what i could do with it!!

is it a custom object – where can i find it??

many thanks

kasper

Kasper T. Toeplitz
noise, composition, bass, computer

http://www.sleazeArt.com


February 10, 2006 | 3:27 pm

Here:

http://pinktwins.com/igesture

Although the page says you’ll need NumPad, not the cheaper iGesture
Pad, a few people
have said they both work.

Cheers
jusu



bdc
February 10, 2006 | 4:26 pm

The only way I can get my iGesture pad to work with Max is to include the Pink Twins igesture object and the hi object in the same patch. The igesture won’t output any data, but the hi object will. I am still trying to decipher the data stream; most of it is fairly straight forward.

Brad


February 10, 2006 | 4:42 pm

FWIW i get the ‘no such object’ message

(4.5.6, XP)



grg
February 10, 2006 | 6:39 pm


February 10, 2006 | 7:17 pm

in berlin-mitte, it does not exist. i’ll move arond a city and try to find
it.

seriously, i’m on xp, this seems to be osx thingie


February 10, 2006 | 7:54 pm

Hi,

on OS X in Grado between Trieste and Venice facing south, when
instantiated in Max windows I see:

coop.fg 1.1 by m.marcoll 2004/2005


February 10, 2006 | 7:56 pm

on osX in Amsterdam (Oud West / Baarsjes) it doesn’t exist either,
though.

——————————————-

Joost Rekveld
———– http://www.lumen.nu/rekveld

——————————————-

"The mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible"
(Oscar Wilde)

——————————————-


February 10, 2006 | 7:57 pm

Here in sunny New Hampshire, /6 gives me a python interpreter object
which I compiled. It works, too! I am also on OS X.

-charlie


February 10, 2006 | 8:33 pm


February 10, 2006 | 9:29 pm

In freakishly-above-freezing Fairbanks, Alaska, I get a "ghost box", but
no error message.

4.5.6, X.3.9

how interesting!

-jim altieri


February 10, 2006 | 9:41 pm


February 10, 2006 | 10:05 pm

same here in cologne, facing the cathedral.
but ctrl-alt reveals its true name is /7.

some undercover-object?
h

hans w. koch
im krahnenhof 11
d-50668 koeln
+49-221-554902
http://www.hans-w-koch.net


February 10, 2006 | 10:16 pm

In Cambridge, which is reasonably far east, I get:

"FATAL: can not find FTM class /6" on OS X and the expected "no such
object" on XP.

If I take FTM out of my max search path on OS X I get nothing at all in
the message window.


February 10, 2006 | 10:55 pm



f.e
February 11, 2006 | 7:43 am


February 11, 2006 | 4:18 pm

Your "East" theory doesn’t hold. I life 4 km from the Dutch-German
border and I get a "No such object" error. Just as I suspected.

I think this all a major setup to introduce some new movie or
something. Just like the giants evereywhere! There everywhere!

http://giantology.typepad.com/

Greetz from cloudy Hengelo, overlooking some industrial buildings :)


February 11, 2006 | 7:19 pm



FP
February 11, 2006 | 8:17 pm

in the north of france, nothing’s happen.
the object seems to exist but do nothing. no inlet no outlet.
no help file for sure… :)


February 12, 2006 | 10:50 am

wonderful thread. closed.


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