Probably stupid question from a newbie but how to open patchers posted on forum

Nov 9, 2010 at 2:48pm

Probably stupid question from a newbie but how to open patchers posted on forum

I’m actually search in a learning process with max jitter and i find some responses on the forum but the patchers are in this form :

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

or this form

#P flonum 407 116 47 9 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 221 221 221 222 222 222 0 0 0;

#P newex 192 252 191 9109513 jit.matrix 3 float32 1000 2 @planemap 2 3 4;

I try to open this in different way in Max, but don’t Work.
What is these format and what is the method for read these patcher


Nov 9, 2010 at 2:59pm

Not stupid, but bordering on lazy…

Nov 9, 2010 at 3:00pm

It’s explained in the “Common Max Arcana” stickie thread.

Don’t worry, the question comes up often, and unfortunately the explanitory stickie was titled in a rather cryptic way.

Nov 9, 2010 at 3:40pm

Thanks for the very fast answer.
But Lazy ? not really i do search in documentation, FAQS and on the forum, but if you don’t know the exact term you must search (here “clipboard” or “compressed format”), you find hundreds of inadequate answers. And the “Common Max Arcana” was actually in the hundreds post i found, but unfortunately i don’t look at in (yes “titled in a rather cryptic way” ).
maybe a single Forum rules with basic tips could avoid redundant posts :)
Thanks anyway for the fast answer

Nov 9, 2010 at 3:46pm

Well, in all fairness; if you check the startpage of the official Max documentation you’ll come across a link on the bottom named “Sharing patches with others”.

This explains all options there are, including this one.

So IMO the information is a lot easier to find than people describe here ;-)

(note: you can also reach this info from within Max itself by using the ‘Max help’ option in the help menu).

Nov 9, 2010 at 4:06pm

ShelLuser you right, the infos was in front of mine.
What a need is good glasses ! :)


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