Dynamical setting for temporary search paths

    Dec 29 2012 | 11:34 am
    I have watched the "Do you know?" tutorial n.37 about temporary search paths
    and would like to combine this method with detecting the path of the max patch itself. But I do not know if this latter can be done.
    A combined method would be very useful to save [coll] data as an external file right into the folder containing the max patch. Besides, a max patch retrieved from archives or backups would also find its corresponding data right away.
    Can this be done?
    thank you for all suggestions

    • Dec 29 2012 | 12:31 pm
      Try this.
    • Dec 29 2012 | 8:36 pm
      Thank you for the answer, [thispatcher] is the object I have overlooked. As for [relativepath] if I understand correctly it only makes a difference if I am inside Applications/Max5/, which will not be in case for me (I want to use the folder where I save my max patch, which can be anwhere.)
      But for the moment I also have a problem to define with precision where my data will be saved in a first place. It is probably better to ask under a different thread title.
    • Dec 30 2012 | 11:01 am
      So your asking for the absolute path to the stored patcher?
    • Dec 30 2012 | 5:04 pm
      Rick, this is perfect. Just adding the absolute path to write and read messages. No possible mistakes. I didn't realize this could be done.
      Thank you!