Appending a variable to filename


    May 06 2012 | 6:43 pm
    Hi, I'm very new to MAX/MSP/Jitter (I've just taken a 3 day crash course about Jitter, because I am mailny interested in video). I'm trying to load a random movie each time I open my patch. I used a [random] object linked to a [sel] and then a read message for each movie. Since I use only 5 movies it's easy to get the thing working but if I'd like to use 100 different random movies it would be a mess to use this system. I was thinking about a [random] object linked directly to the read message: if my movie names are "movie_0.mov", "movie_1.mov" etc... my read message could be something like read movie_$1.mov where $1 is the number gerated by my random object... How can I achieve that? Thanks

    • May 06 2012 | 7:03 pm
      check out the [sprintf] object help file
    • May 06 2012 | 8:03 pm
      That is exaclty what I was looking for. And it was easier than I thought! Thank you very much.