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Timeline in MAX 5

May 7, 2008 | 1:46 pm

Hello!!!

Does anyone know about Timeline object in MAX 5?

I couldn’t find it, is is still there????

Thanx,

panos


May 7, 2008 | 1:57 pm

On 7 mai 08, at 15:46, panos amelides wrote:

> Does anyone know about Timeline object in MAX 5?
>
> I couldn’t find it, is is still there????

Nope. It’s gone for ever. However there’s a new way of dealing with
timing information, with [transport], and the timed objects (like
[metro], [delay], [pipe]…).

ej


May 7, 2008 | 2:08 pm

[timeline] the dinosaur is dead. Officially.
J-F.

>
> Hello!!!
>
> Does anyone know about Timeline object in MAX 5?
>
> I couldn’t find it, is is still there????
>
> Thanx,
> panos


May 7, 2008 | 3:54 pm

When the new UI object SDK comes out, it will have support
for creating a new time line object. It is my hope Cycling
will go ahead and create a nice one for us. That would
be really really nice. (hint hint, nudge nudge)

It would be nice if this object would allow us to view data
as MIDI events or in a score view.


May 7, 2008 | 4:59 pm

There seems to be a misconception about what our UI object API represents. If we wanted to write a timeline replacement, which we don’t, we could have done it long ago because the API already exists internally, and we’ve already used it to write all the objects you see in Max 5. Furthermore, the public release of the API doesn’t mean anyone will be able to eliminate rounded corners or whatever else bothers them about the appearance of Max. It just means that new UI objects can be created in C.

I also mentioned that a new Javascript-based 2-D drawing API will be released later this year. Again, this doesn’t mean you’ll be able to use Javascript to change the appearance of the message box. It means you’ll be able to make new things with jsui that are similar to what you can already do, but take advantage of Max 5 specific features such as compositing, multiple views, and variable resolution.

David Z.


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