Coll data persistent on max4live

    Aug 28 2013 | 3:49 am
    In max4live, there is some way to make data stored in a Coll object persistent so each time I'll open that live set, previously stored data collection will be available.
    I guess that I can save it to a file then load it each time the live set opens, but I'm looking for something more "embedded".

    • Aug 28 2013 | 10:06 am
      You could check 'save data with patcher' in the coll inspector. Then data will be persistent with the device, BUT only if stored/changed while the device is in EDIT mode.
    • Aug 28 2013 | 2:24 pm
      Got it!, I think I'll use a file instead.
    • Aug 28 2013 | 3:51 pm
      Another way to do this sort of thing might be to rewrite your code to use dictionaries in parameter mode
    • Aug 28 2013 | 3:56 pm
      Andrew, I'm not familiarised with the use of dictionaries in parameter mode. Do you have any example to look at?
    • Aug 28 2013 | 6:44 pm
      Thanks Andrew, that will solve my umenu editing and persistence issues nicely (once I get home and work up the umenu dump to dictionary to umenu..note bidirectional). I had code to do this umenu stuff with colls in Max4, but lack of persistence in Live had me drop the effort...dictionaries being parameter mode compliant: that rocks. I should read the docs more often, or closer, eh, ;-)....