Simple Question about [line]

Mar 3, 2012 at 11:20pm

Simple Question about [line]

I am having trouble finding a way to pause the [line] object. Why is it that I can send the messages ‘pause’ and ‘resume’ to the [line~] object and not to the [line] object?

Is there a simply way of doing this without crossing over into MSP terrain?

Thanks : )

Mar 4, 2012 at 4:48am

line takes a stop message, but not pause/resume. I suppose you could do some work to figure out where one had gotten to upon the receipt of a stop message, so as to be able to set a new target if you needed to resume, but that sound like way more work than using line~ and snapshot~

Mar 4, 2012 at 11:07am

is this what you are looking for?

edit…its not the real thing, but maybe a starting point.

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Mar 4, 2012 at 11:46am

this one is better. :)

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Mar 4, 2012 at 1:08pm

Exactly! That’s great! Thanks kaboo.

However, I thought that there’d be an easier way? Is there a valid reason for the omission of a pause messages from the [line] object?

Cheers : )

Mar 4, 2012 at 8:01pm

line was born some years before line~. If you’re absolutely dead set against using line~, here’s a way to manipulate messages to line to make it behave much like line~

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