Controlling Max 6 with Messages - same messages as Max 5?


    Jul 19 2012 | 10:15 am
    Hello
    Could someone at Cycling74 confirm that all the messages that you can send to max 6 via message box with semicolon (;) followed by the word max - is all the same as with version 5. https://cycling74.com/docs/max5/vignettes/core/messages_to_max.html
    The documentation online is contained in the Max 5 folder - I'm curious if there are new messages for new functions in Max 6.

    • Jul 19 2012 | 11:59 am
      Repasting from another thread re scheduler prefs
      OK I've done another test - with a patch that included all the scheduler prefs as messages - to see if there is a difference between how you send messages to the Preferences folder in Max 5 and Max 6.
      here's what I discovered:
      REFRESH RATE In Max 5 documentation it states: The rate at which refresh is done can be set by using the setrefreshrate message.
      If you send this message in Max 6 you get this error report in the max window: max: doesn't understand "setrefreshrate"
      Question: how do you set this in Max 6?
      REDRAW QUEUE THROTTLE You need to use the message setsysqelemthrottle - to set Redraw Queue Throttle not setredrawqueuethrottle - as you might expect!
      SETSLEEP "The word setsleep, followed by a number, sets the time between calls to get the next system event, in 60ths of a second. The default value is 2." Question: does the relate/equate to any of the variables described in Max 6 Sceduler Prefs? The word setsleep, followed by a number, sets the time between calls to get the next system event, in 60ths of a second. The default value is 2.
    • Jan 28 2014 | 9:36 pm
      Would be nice to see this answered.