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open a non-max file

July 21, 2006 | 1:14 pm

Hi list !
Does anyone know how to launch a non-MaxMSPJitter file (such as a microsoft word or powerpoint file for example) from within Max environnement (NOT launch IN max).

Thank you !

Derrick Giscloux


July 21, 2006 | 1:20 pm

if you are on OSX, take a look at Bill Orcuts [shell] object, which allows for UNIX shell commands…


July 21, 2006 | 2:51 pm


July 24, 2006 | 2:14 am

Try the launchbrowser message to max. Path might need massaging a bit on Windows(?) – you can also try running it from javascript via max.launchbrowser(path).

;max
launchbrowser file:///Volumes/Scratch/Wine.doc


July 24, 2006 | 8:46 am

With Jitter you can launch flash files, which you could use in a very powerpointish way, might be a bit less fiddley than the other methods suggested, but then it depends if you want to play with jitter.
Hope this helps
Trum


July 24, 2006 | 11:54 am

> With Jitter you can launch flash files,

Heh yea, I did a presentation that way. It was fun watching the faces when suddenly the flash presentation turned away in a 3D space.


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