feature request: grab subpatcher


    Mar 06 2007 | 4:40 pm
    Hi all and especially cycling 74,
    At the moment I am dying for the possibility to connect a receive to a subpatcher and grab the subpatcher's output. It's like having a function return back to the caller. Without this fundamental functionality I feel crippled!
    Thanks,
    Mattijs

    • Mar 06 2007 | 5:10 pm
      Er, add an [outlet] within the subpatcher? Then [p foo] -> [s foo]. Perhaps I don't understand what you're after.
      best,
      Dan
    • Mar 06 2007 | 7:37 pm
      No,
      For example like this (schematically):
      Mattijs
      Quote: plasticpool wrote on Tue, 06 March 2007 18:10
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      > Er, add an [outlet] within the subpatcher? Then [p foo] -> [s foo]. Perhaps I don't understand what you're after.
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      > best,
      > Dan
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    • Mar 09 2007 | 8:25 am
      Mattijs Kneppers schrieb:
      > For example like this (schematically):
      Does it work if you put the receive inside the subpatcher? I guess that
      wouldn't hurt...
      Stefan
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    • Mar 09 2007 | 9:23 am
      We work with big patches in which it is essential to keep a very tight structure. Subpatchers are often used as black boxes, which means all communication must be done via inlets and outlets. To place a receive inside a black box ruins this structure..
      Mattijs
      Quote: Stefan Tiedje wrote on Fri, 09 March 2007 09:25
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      > Mattijs Kneppers schrieb:
      > > For example like this (schematically):
      >
      > Does it work if you put the receive inside the subpatcher? I guess that
      > wouldn't hurt...
      >
      > Stefan
      >
      > --
      > Stefan Tiedje------------x-------
      > --_____-----------|--------------
      > --(_|_ ----|-----|-----()-------
      > -- _|_)----|-----()--------------
      > ----------()--------www.ccmix.com
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    • Mar 11 2007 | 6:57 am
      I'm kinda confused about this too. I don't understand what you mean, even after looking at the patch.
    • Apr 24 2007 | 10:13 am
      Quote: Mattijs wrote on Tue, 06 March 2007 17:40
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      > At the moment I am dying for the possibility to connect a receive to a subpatcher and grab the subpatcher's output. It's like having a function return back to the caller. Without this fundamental functionality I feel crippled!
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      Unfortunately, the grab object's magic (as you have seen) doesn't work with abstractions or sub-patchers. At least, it doesn't work the way you were hoping for.
      It may not fit well with your design principles, but the only way to get the effect you want is something like the following. It's the best I got.