exportimage message to max with syntax ";max exportimage patchername [pathname] [dpi] [x y width height]" where params in brackets are optional, patchername is a name previously used for the openfile message to max to open a patcherr, dpi is the resolution of the resulting image, and x,y,width,height specify the portion of the patcher to export.
thanks for all your suggestions. Many different ideas.. :)
Well, what I'm trying to do is to create a patch where the GUI will look like the analogue mixing desk we have at the studio. Ideally we want to save all the parameters on the patch and export (print) it so as it will be the recall sheet for future reference.
Since there'll be other engineers using the patch as well, I would like to find a straightforward way of doing this
a) because the time is very limited during the sessions and
b) because the other guys are not experienced with max.
Now, the best option would be to purchase a max copy at the studio but I don't think this will happen since I'm not the one who decides about purchases and I don't think it's gonna happen. To be honest I'm not sure it worth buying the software just for this reason.
That's exactly the reason I want to use either a standalone or runtime.
But wouldn't it be better to simply use a pattrstorage to save the settings as a preset?
Recall sheets are the way to go in an analog world, it reminds me at my old ARP 2600! But its so old fashioned and ineffective -, though the little differences you do in the hours of recreating a set with a sheet probably makes the difference...;-)
Btw. I use cmd-shift-4 on my Mac to create a screenshot of any window (not only Max patches). I bet there is a way to make a screenshot in Windows as well...
Hey, about the EXPORTIMAGE message to Max. Do you know how to specify filename? I'd like to avoid the pop-up dialogue. Is it the path parameter? I couldnt make it work. Do i need to put it in brackets?