Object that opens another .maxpat file?

Feb 6, 2013 at 11:38am

Object that opens another .maxpat file?

Hi there,

This is something I’ve been experimenting with for a couple of days, to no avail. Again, I’ve done a lot of googling and looked through the tutorials, but without success.

Is there ANY way at all to trigger Max to open another .maxpat file, whilst you’re in a patch that’s already open? That is to say, I want to get to the end of a sequence of audio triggers, then using a MIDI signal, open another patch (but NOT a subpatch) once that sequence has played out.

Is this an odd concept? Is it possible?

Would be much obliged for any suggestions.

Feb 6, 2013 at 11:43am

Look at the helpfile for [bpatcher] object

Feb 6, 2013 at 11:47am

Something like this maybe:

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Feb 6, 2013 at 1:17pm


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Feb 6, 2013 at 3:10pm

@Terry: or what? You copied my patch! ;-)

Feb 6, 2013 at 8:28pm


– using message to max, but you need to close the file via a message to max too, otherwise the reference (foo) argument persists and you can’t re-open.

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
Feb 7, 2013 at 9:27am

Thanks Terry! Now I know a new way to crash Max6:
open a patch with the openfile message to Max,
then close it by clicking in the close button in the window bar,
and sending the closefile message.

Max 6.0.8, X.6.8

Feb 7, 2013 at 12:12pm

lets just pretend I never posted in this thread, shall we?


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