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Tips for a dude getting started with max

March 2, 2012 | 9:39 pm

Hi! I'm just getting into max and I'm working on a project involving lots of elements that continuously change color. I was got the following little patch working to have an LED element cycle through colors.
Here the code:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Within the sub-patch I have separate counters going up and down, generating 4 floating variables that are combined into a single message that is sent to the oncolor attribute of the LED. I was looking at other functions that created sine waves but none really did the trick. Although, I'm sure this could be done a lot more efficiently and I would appreciate any tips to get the same functionality. Thanks!

Emiel

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March 2, 2012 | 11:10 pm

If you are interested in ways to make values change over time in interesting ways, I highly recommend Gregory’s excellent LFO tutorials. Here is the first:

http://cycling74.com/2008/07/15/lfo-tutorial-1-the-zen-of-the-silent-patch/

Happy Patching!


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