Disappearing objects?

    Apr 13 2011 | 8:29 pm
    Hi, I'm a bit new to MaxMSP so I'm not sure if this is a problem arising due to something I've done wrong or whether it's a bug in a program. When I start up my patch (I'm working on it for a uni assessment) a [kslider] object does not load up. Where it normally is there is a box with grey lines with kslider written in it. I have managed to fix it by alt+clicking on it and the help patch seems to make it exist again, however I have to put it back in and connect it up again. This isn't good for a uni assessment and could hurt my marks badly. So, anyone know why this happens? Feel free to ask me things or give advice :) Thanks.

    • Apr 13 2011 | 8:49 pm
      Which values are you passing into it? Any chance you could post the patch (or this section) so we can take a look.
      1CS Support Team support@1stcreativesolutions.co.uk www.1stcreativesolutions.co.uk
    • Apr 13 2011 | 9:17 pm
      Hi, I've not got anything going into it. Ok, bear in mind I'm still working on it so it's a bit messy :) Thanks
      Btw, I have some subpatches for a few things, should I upload these as well?
    • Apr 13 2011 | 9:37 pm
      It seems likely you have another patch or file somewhere in your max search path that is also called "kslider". Do a search for this and rename or move the offending file and then try reloading your patch and see if that works.
    • Apr 13 2011 | 9:40 pm
      Your patch also throws a couple of errors when I load it. The [itable] object seems to be receiving an MSP signal from somewhere which it doesn't understand so make sure you route that somewhere else. Also the [send] and [receive] object need one symbol as an argument so [send some place] is actually the same as [send some] and what you might want to try is something more like [send some_place] for readability.
    • Apr 13 2011 | 9:45 pm
      Subpatches loaded fine, as did the kslider. There may be a problem with your installation. Check the Max Externals folder for the kslider file, I would recommend reinstalling it. If this problem is a recurring event you may wish to consider copying the content into a new patcher and starting again under a different file name. If you are working on a project for uni and you frequently change between Max versions and platforms (i.e. Mac or Windows) then these problems can arise.
      1CS Support Team support@1stcreativesolutions.co.uk http://www.1stcreativesolutions.co.uk
    • Apr 13 2011 | 9:56 pm
      Thanks for your time guys! Luke's suggestion worked, thanks! Didn't realise it does that, so noted for future reference! Also thanks for the advice regarding other errors, again noted so thanks! :)