bpatcher with a preset height and width

    Nov 08 2012 | 4:10 pm
    I like using bpatchers, but it's tedious resizing them every time I put one on a page.
    My usual workflow is:
    • new object
    • type out the name of my abstraction (this brings up autocomplete)
    • rather than pressing enter, prepend the object name with 'bpatcher @name ', and then hit enter
    • resize bpatcher boundaries to fit the contents
    • maybe add a border
    Is there any way to have all of this pre-set for me?
    Hmm, I just saved all this as a prototype of bpatcher... but I fear this is going to get messy if every one of my abstraction prototypes is listed under bpatcher.

    • Nov 08 2012 | 4:19 pm
      There is a little piece of javascript that you can put in a bpatcher that will automagically resize them to the viewable content.
      A quick search for "bpatcher auto-resize" in the forum yield me this first result : http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=33551
      ... but search, there is more.
    • Nov 09 2012 | 10:16 am
    • Nov 09 2012 | 5:34 pm
      ahh... so that's what that clippings folder is for!
      Just searched for 'clippings' in the Max help.
      And you can put them in subfolders... I like it :)
      Thanks for that woyteg.
    • Nov 09 2012 | 5:35 pm
    • Nov 09 2012 | 11:55 pm
      Thanks, didn't know it.