Externals


    Mar 24 2006 | 12:38 pm
    Howdy all,
    How should one load externals into Max? Is it help files in help folder, then pat files in th patches folder, and the .dll in the max folder?
    Also...
    With Stefan Tiedjes' externals I can't find the .dll file, anyone know where it is hidden?
    Thank you.;)

    • Mar 24 2006 | 1:07 pm
      I think, Stefan Tiedjes released some abstractions and not externals. So just put them in your search path and Max should find them without a problem. Now I admit I am only assuming since I never used Max on PC. But there's no .dll for abstractions, is there ?
      NB: have a look at the init folder if you want them to appear in the max objects menu. hth.
      Julien.
    • Mar 24 2006 | 1:13 pm
      Whats this search path malarky, is that the preferences menu?
    • Mar 24 2006 | 1:37 pm
      Talking about .dll, i assume you're on windows. So :
      There's no ".dll". The externals are .dll (shared library) with an .mxe extension. If you mean the additionnal libraries (like mscv7x.dll and such), they have to be in max folder, yes. The externals go to .Common FilesCycling'74externals.
      f.e
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    • Mar 24 2006 | 1:55 pm
      Yes that's it. add your externals to the Max externals folder, or best, create a folder to put your objects in somewhere on your HD and add the path to that folder in the Max preference window.
      In case of any doubt, check the Max Getting Started pdf. It should be clearly stated there.
      hth.
      Julien.
    • Mar 24 2006 | 1:58 pm
      On 24 mars 06, at 14:13, Jay Simpson wrote:
      > > Whats this search path malarky, is that the preferences menu?
      Max/Msp comes with the best documentation, tutorials an example of all the sofwares I know. It's probably time now to read them...
      Max will for for files (abstractions, pictures, movies, sounds, coll, etc.) in the search path. You can add some pathes using the File Preferences... menu,. In this window, you'll also find a "Print" button, so you can have an idea about where Max will look for files.
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    • Mar 24 2006 | 3:51 pm
      externals folder and startup folder is obligation.
      help files and frequently used patches can be put anywhere in the search path. they would even launch and load properly when located relative to the mommy patcher.
    • Mar 25 2006 | 11:32 am
      Jay Simpson wrote: > With Stefan Tiedjes' externals I can't find the .dll file, anyone > know where it is hidden?
      No dll's necessary, its just a collection of abstractions, you can open them and see how its done. Though I do have a XP machine somewhere around, I hardly use it. Please let me know if there are problems with running my collection on Windows. A new release is in the pipeline... I can throw in some bugfixes if necessary. (Applies also for the Mac version)
      Stefan
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