Popup window from a max external

Nov 19, 2013 at 7:38am

Popup window from a max external

Hi all,

I’d like to know if there’s a way to popup a very simple window (basically an image that stays a few seconds then disappear) from a max external, using only max’s SDK (I mean without JUCE or native libraries from Mac and Windows). Any clues?

Best

Alexis

#271674
Nov 19, 2013 at 9:13am

Hi,

Open a patcher from file (that contains your image) and use [thispatcher] to dispose it?

http://cycling74.com/sdk/MaxSDK-6.1.4/html/group__loading__max__files.html

#271700
Nov 19, 2013 at 10:56am
#271717
Nov 21, 2013 at 12:51am

Hi Nicolas,

thanks a lot for the tips and for nice the piece of code! I don’t have time right now to test it, but I understand the idea. Ideally I’d like however, not to call an external max patch, but to imbed all elements of the splash screen (mainly the image) in the external itself, in Windows and Mac. Any hope without JUCE?

Best

Alexis

#271947
Nov 21, 2013 at 2:50am

Hi,

AFAIK it’s not possible to open such window with the Max/MSP SDK only.

#271953
Nov 21, 2013 at 9:55am

The splash screen that is displayed in zsa.descrptiors used to be a transparent patcher (with notitle flag set), with a fpic and a transparent png.

#271978

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