Bug Report - bgcolor in bpatcher


    Mar 01 2006 | 2:59 pm
    Just found a little graphics bug. Copy the following into max and lock then unlock the patcher.
    The intended bgcolor colour ends up in the the object palette instead of the background of the bpatcher!
    Using Max/MSP 4.5.6 Mac OSX 10.3.9
    Is there a way to get bgcolor to work correctly in bpatcher?
    best,
    john.

    • Mar 01 2006 | 3:20 pm
      It's not a bug, it's a feature ! Isn't the object palette lovely with this flashy yellow-green ?
      works well under 10.4.5 and same Max version too.
      Best,
      Julien.
    • Mar 01 2006 | 3:46 pm
      the tip i found is to use only one bgcolor in the main patche.
    • Mar 01 2006 | 4:10 pm
    • Mar 01 2006 | 4:47 pm
      it's even more strange than one may think actually. How did you got that colored objects ? I mean, If I add another cellblock for exemple to the patch you posted, it is not affected by the color change (same for any other object I may add) when having fun with that lock/unlock button. But, in editing mode, if I drag the bpatcher over the added objects then put it somewhere else, the color change apply to them. Then lock/unlock once more and thet're still not affected by the color change. Really strange. Disco indeed, but strange anyway.
      Not sure it helps...
      Julien.
    • Mar 01 2006 | 7:35 pm
      Due to architecural limitations, bgcolor in bpatchers is not currently supported. You will want to use another object like panel in the background.
      -Joshua
    • Mar 01 2006 | 9:25 pm
      Yes thanks Joshua, just having some fun.....
    • Mar 02 2006 | 4:57 am
      Quote: r.julien wrote on Wed, 01 March 2006 08:20 ---------------------------------------------------- > It's not a bug, it's a feature ! Isn't the object palette lovely with > this flashy yellow-green ?
      i agree, it is a feature. i was very surprised when i saw that the first time but i immediately liked it. it also changes the color pictures in the root get when you select them. via thispatcher works as exspected.