appsplash


    May 08 2006 | 7:23 pm
    I have some problems with the appsplash script in the collective app building.
    (OSX, MAX MSP 4.5.4).
    The app features my appsplash pct too fast.. is there a way to slow it down of about 3 or 4 seconds with scripting?
    max manual pag 394 does not talk about time of duration of appsplash..

    • May 08 2006 | 10:12 pm
      I don't think there's any way to control the duration - it just replaces the appropriate C74 splashscreen pict resource. The faster the machine, the shorter the duration.
      So I delete the C74 splashscreen pict using ResEdit, and make my own splash screen from a scrollbar-less window set to "topmost". This has the advantage that you can also display your own version information or whatever, and display it whenever you want (ie also use it for your "about my app" display).
    • May 09 2006 | 1:27 am
      John,
      > I don't think there's any way to control the duration - it just
      > replaces the appropriate C74 splashscreen pict resource. The faster
      > the machine, the shorter the duration.
      Correct.
      > So I delete the C74 splashscreen pict using ResEdit, and make my
      > own splash screen from a scrollbar-less window set to "topmost".
      > This has the advantage that you can also display your own version
      > information or whatever, and display it whenever you want (ie also
      > use it for your "about my app" display).
      This is also what I'm doing but instead of topmost, I'm using the
      [screensize] object to display a pict in the center of the screen.
      Works fine regardless the user screen-size.
      Splashscreen and about box are most of time displayed at 1/2 of
      screen length, 1/3 in height.
      Example:
    • May 09 2006 | 9:00 am
      ok I solved the problem by adding MIDI support to "standalone"
      and just using appsplash command in the collective script.
      thanks anyway...