Opening External Application with Max
What I am looking to do is use Max to open an external application and a saved preset.
Native Instruments ‘Massive’ Plugin & Preset Number 44?!
Is this at all possible? I hope it is!
I have got a feeling the preset part may be a little tricky but Im sure one of you guys knows how!
check out the vst~ object.
Hi thanks for the reply, I probably used massive as a bad example, its actually a program that projects interactive animations and the presets are for loading different animations.
I need to make child friendly front end for loading new presets that will be on a touch screen panel, so rather then the child clicking ‘load-hard drive-my documents-preset1′ etc they can just touch a picture of what they want on and it will load.
well, if you’re on Mac and your program supports Applescript, you can try sending osascript commands with the [shell] external
Hi, would it be possible for you to send me an example of how to do this?
its all quite new to me so Im a little lost.
here’s an example:
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With this patch I load live sets in Ableton Live selecting the files in Max.
I think you can do something similar if your program supports Applescript (osascript is a command-line interface for Applescript, you can access by [shell]). You just need to find the correct script syntax to control your app.
cool! thanks for your help!