I'm not real clear on how the thispatcher works. I have been reading about it but I am still unsure. I pasted the patch you provided into my patch, it does not open my presentation view. Do I need to put what I want in the floating window, some place specific? Should I connect the this patcher to something?
That's all well and good, but we need a way to do this in a fashion that is comparable to the way that AU's and VST's work. i.e., when the Live track with the plugin is selected, it floats; when it isn't, it disappears. I was able to do this with pluggo....why not m4l?
(copy and paste into an empty maxforlive audio effect template; save; close; use):
caveats: 1-- i did this pretty quickly, it might not be the best - you could certainly make it tidier / more efficient. 2-- fair enough, i would not use this myself - dynamically changing windows etc whilst the live transport is running is remarkably unreliable at times.
caveats: 1-- i did this pretty quickly, it might not be the best - you could certainly make it tidier / more efficient
looks pretty nice, actually.
2-- fair enough, i would not use this myself - dynamically changing windows etc whilst the live transport is running is remarkably unreliable at times.
yeah, same here. I have enough problems just clicking on m4l patches and waiting for their native window to show up in the GUI. I tend to use floating windows for stuff I need to see a lot just so I don't have to deal with the delay when I want to look at something.
The patch you posted is a very nice workaround to something that should be natively handled by m4l without all the trouble. Thanks for sharing :)
Window flags float definitely works in m4l/Max5/Max6....I use it all the time. Maybe there's some specific problem with the patch....or maybe you need to put the bpatcher in another patcher, and float that (sorry, unfortunately I can't look at your patch atm).
I use floating windows all the time as described above and it works great. One question though, how do you make that window "always on top" in Live? As soon as I click somewhere else, my window goes behind Live. Less useful...
as far as I can tell, even if the window is successfully floated, when some other track in Live is activated, the Max gui for our window is no longer updated, although the patch does run unseen. So the floating window is frozen when other Live activity is taking place.
is there a way to have a permanently active M4L floating window?