Default font and font size in m4l patches


    Dec 14 2010 | 8:25 pm
    I would like to set the default font type and size for any new Object I am going make in a amxd patch. I know I can change it every time I create a patch for future Objects by editing in the Patcher Inspector but I want to set this once and for all. On my system here its Arial 13 reg in max Patches and Arial bold 10 in amxd which I don't like too much used with my screen Resolution. Any Ideas? Or can this be scripted? Or can I find and change the new max Instrument patches created by live somewhere?
    Thanks, Joerg

    • Dec 16 2010 | 12:13 am
      Good question. Is this possible? Perhaps someone from C'74?
    • Dec 16 2010 | 1:33 pm
      Hi,
      As far as I remember this is not possible, just like default colors in Mm4L. The idea is that you use live.color to adapt your device colors to the theme
      please correct me if I am wrong
      olivier
    • Dec 18 2010 | 11:31 pm
      the worst part is not being able to set the grid spacing.
      I believe it ought to be possible to replace the default mfl patch, but I forget what the official response to that was.
      It clearly gets asked alot, and it's kind of frustrating to set max preferences that are blatantly ignored because - of course - the mfl device isn't a "new patch", it's a preset... a near-empty annoying one.
    • Dec 19 2010 | 12:06 am
      on mac it is:
      Live > Contents > App-Resources > Misc > Max Devices.
      ...i would not recommend it for noobs though.
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    • Feb 19 2011 | 10:26 pm
      @pid: I thought it was possible, but it doesn't look like you can open the patches at the path you gave on a Mac. When I try to open them, Max comes to the front but nothing opens.
      Have you done this yourself?
    • Feb 20 2011 | 12:22 pm
      right-click on the 'Live' app and choose 'show package contents'.
      ...i would not recommend it for noobs though.
    • Feb 20 2011 | 1:07 pm
      it works fine for Grid and Font but i can't change the unlocked background's color.
      olivier
    • Feb 20 2011 | 7:38 pm
      @pid: Yes, I already opened Live.app and found the files, etc. When I right click them and select Open with Max, Max comes to the front but nothing opens. Anyone else have this issue?
      Not a "noob" either. :)
      @Olivier: what versions of Live/Max are you using?
    • Feb 20 2011 | 8:16 pm
      HI wade,
      they are max for live devices not Max patcher, hence the extensions .amxd
      you have to open them in Live, edit them,change the default font via properties panel ( right click in the device bakground).
      btw, I use Max 5.1.8 and Live Beta 8.2.2b3
      good luck
    • Feb 20 2011 | 11:29 pm
      wade, apologies. yes, what olivier said.
    • Feb 21 2011 | 4:11 am
      Thanks Olivier & pid, I opened them via Live (which opens them in Max - which is where the confusion was), then just saved them to my desktop and replaced them in Live.app. Works great now.
      One strange thing is, I changed the background colours (locked and unlocked) of all of them but only one of the three kept it's locked colour. A little odd.
      How did you get Max 5.1.8? Also, is the Live 8.2.2 beta pretty stable?
    • Feb 21 2011 | 8:05 am
      you get max 518 when you update live beta, the link is beside.
      I can't tell for stability as I only ran a few tests with it so fare, I guess it is ok.
      olivier
    • Feb 21 2011 | 5:31 pm
      @Olivier,
      Do you have a link for the betas?
    • Feb 21 2011 | 5:38 pm