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Storing Matrix Object Settings

May 9, 2008 | 7:52 pm

Hi All,

First of all, I LOVE MAX 5. Looks great. I will miss that OS7 feel, but hey, you can’ stop progress.

I’m curious about one thing: in MAX 4, there was a severe limit to saving settings on a Matrix object using pattrstorage. Does anyone know if this has been changed in MAX 5? I have a grid of 32 X 128 and I would love to be able to easily save settings. MAX 4 couldn’t do this easily. Can MAX 5?

Cheers,
Joel


May 9, 2008 | 8:06 pm

On 9 mai 08, at 21:52, joelsquare wrote:

> I’m curious about one thing: in MAX 4, there was a severe limit to
> saving settings on a Matrix object using pattrstorage. Does anyone
> know if this has been changed in MAX 5? I have a grid of 32 X 128
> and I would love to be able to easily save settings. MAX 4 couldn’t
> do this easily. Can MAX 5?

You’re speaking about matrixctrl, aren’t you? In Max 5, the points
which have a value different from 0 are stored which allows you to
have bigger matrix.

ej


May 9, 2008 | 8:24 pm

How about 1024^2 ;-)

Yes, it works, at least based on my brief test.

Andreas.

joelsquare skrev:
> Hi All,
>
> First of all, I LOVE MAX 5. Looks great. I will miss that OS7 feel, but hey, you can’ stop progress.
>
> I’m curious about one thing: in MAX 4, there was a severe limit to saving settings on a Matrix object using pattrstorage. Does anyone know if this has been changed in MAX 5? I have a grid of 32 X 128 and I would love to be able to easily save settings. MAX 4 couldn’t do this easily. Can MAX 5?
>
> Cheers,
> Joel
>


May 9, 2008 | 8:39 pm

Sorry – yes I meant matrixctrl.

Thanks for the responses – I did a quick test too, and it does seem to be bigger save.

I just want to be sure… these things have a way rearing their ugly heads only after you get up in front of a crowd… and suddenly you find that all of your presets are gone!!! Ahhhh!!

Cheers,
Joel


May 12, 2008 | 2:01 pm

joelsquare schrieb:
> I just want to be sure… these things have a way rearing their ugly
> heads only after you get up in front of a crowd… and suddenly you
> find that all of your presets are gone!!! Ahhhh!!

But now there is a link between to the old preset object and
pattrstorage, no need anymore to abuse a matrixctrl for that purpose…

Stefan


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May 12, 2008 | 3:28 pm

Hi there,

Thanks again for this.

To be clear, what I am doing is essentially using the matrixctrl object as a step sequencer. I just want to make sure that any patterns I program into it can be saved and recalled. The last version of Max didn’t do this easily, but i think this problem may have been fixed.

Cheers,
joel


May 12, 2008 | 3:41 pm

On 12 mai 08, at 17:28, joelsquare wrote:

> To be clear, what I am doing is essentially using the matrixctrl
> object as a step sequencer. I just want to make sure that any
> patterns I program into it can be saved and recalled. The last
> version of Max didn’t do this easily, but i think this problem may
> have been fixed.

Another strategy that I used in the past with my students is to encode
the [x y state] triplet into one single value (x * 1000000 + y *1000 +
state, for instance). Then you can store more points, and it’s even
easier to make comparaisons of configuration for instance.

ej


May 12, 2008 | 6:19 pm

On May 12, 2008, at 8:28 AM, joelsquare wrote:
> To be clear, what I am doing is essentially using the matrixctrl
> object as a step sequencer. I just want to make sure that any
> patterns I program into it can be saved and recalled. The last
> version of Max didn’t do this easily, but i think this problem may
> have been fixed.

matrixctrl works well in the pattr world, which is really pretty easy
to use for simple storage needs.

-C

Chris Muir
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