ciao to all and newbie question


    Mar 30 2006 | 1:14 pm
    ciao to all forum members
    i'm davide from torino,italy.i started few months ago learning and working with maxmsp.
    i've a question about a patch i'm trying to make: one main slider that can control other sliders. what's drivin' me crazy is try to make the secondary sliders not to jump to the actual value of the main slider if this is not inside a certain range. i've tried different approach, with split, > e < , && and abs but always wath i get is that if i move the main slider to fast the secondary lose sync and don't follow the main one. next step is implement a two dimensional controller (picture-based object) and make the controller jumpless in two dimension... i'm sure that's not to difficult and i'm missing something.. anyone can help me??
    this is one of the test patch that i made:
    thanks in advance
    davide torino,italy

    • Mar 30 2006 | 1:39 pm
    • Mar 30 2006 | 2:49 pm
      Hi
      I made a little abstraction to do this:
      Save that as something memorable, I use "fader_find", and see if it helps. I put one of these before each control that I want to change, then I use a "bank select" value for each group of faders I am controlling; then I use a 'select' object to determine which bank is being used - the output of that goes in the second inlet, so the gate is turned off for all but the selected bank. In practice, the third inlet is not necessary except in certain special circumstances, so ignore it.
      best
      L
      Lawrence Casserley - lawrence@lcasserley.co.uk Lawrence Electronic Operations - www.lcasserley.co.uk Colourscape Music Festivals - www.colourscape.org.uk
    • Mar 30 2006 | 3:22 pm
      Clunk, Penny has dropped! Thats amazing!! Sorry easily impressed, but that has solved a huge problem for me!
      Thank you so much Lawrence
      Dom
      ShMech
    • Mar 30 2006 | 3:55 pm
      thank you for your answers and your patches
      i think that my terrrible english had done it again!!! :)
      the prblem in my patch is that if i move the secondary slider (say to value 40) and then start playing with the primary one, i don't want that the secondary slider "jump" to the actual value of the main slider until i'm near to it (value 30 or 50) with the main one, and then the two move together.i can get this funcionality..but as soon as i move the main slider fast, i lost connection with the secondary!!
      to Lawrence: ok, i can't follow you... ;) the sliders move with the master slider if i reach to their old value, even if i closed the gate... i can't get it to work!sorry for my dumb questions!!!
      i use a simple select object that open a gate for every and let the messages from the main value go to the right receiver. thanks davide
    • Mar 30 2006 | 5:29 pm
      Hi Davide
      Sorry it wasn't as clear as I thought - here is a demo/help patch - hope it's clear now - I'd forgotten a couple of details myself!
      Lawrence Casserley - lawrence@lcasserley.co.uk Lawrence Electronic Operations - www.lcasserley.co.uk Colourscape Music Festivals - www.colourscape.org.uk
    • Apr 03 2006 | 8:55 am
      ciao this is what i used in my patch: i take some pieces from your patches.. thank you..
      move the master controller and then switch between the slaves. i think that some of my connection could be patched in a better way.. lot to learn!! back to work...
      ciao davide