Numerical UI Tutorial

Aug 25, 2010 at 11:42am

Numerical UI Tutorial

Hey everyone,
Whilst going through the Max tutorials I came across an error (well think its an error, probably on my behalf), but when doing the exercise:
“Above the objects are some message boxes formatting messages based on numbers coming in from attached number boxes. As we’ve seen in earlier tutorials, this is a mechanism to send commands to another object; in this case, we will use them to change the behavior of the slider and dial objects. If we change the first number box (connected to the size $1 message) to 50 and then move the sliders or knob, we see that the range has changed: you can now produce output from 30 through 79. Why not 80? It is because the size message determines the number of discrete steps for the object. If the starting step of 30 is included, 50 steps will give you a maximum value of 79″.
I keep on producing the number 49 in all of the number boxes when using the slider and the dial, am I being stupid or is the message box wrong?
Sorry for posting again but as I am new to this I need all the help I can get.


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Aug 25, 2010 at 2:29pm

not sure what you’re asking, are you trying to get to the number 50, or to 79?

for the former you’ll need your size to be 51 and for the latter you’ll need to increase your min to 30.

hope this helps


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