on a related note; we've been having a hell of a problematic time trying to get this to work on a osx-based system; umenu doesn't populate properly, on either 5.1.4 or 5.1.5.
Could I bother a kind osx user to try it out? A little patch of like 8 objects would work perfectly fine, but drag it over to OSX and nothing.
We're looking for populate, then count with the different concatenate/ignore options; basically the "gimme access to this folders content" deluxe.
I'm having trouble understanding the syntax required to get the [folder] object to populate a [umenu]. I find a lot of the Max help files hard to use in this way.
I would prefer to have a set of presets for my patch in a folder called presets, so when the patch loads it gets a list of all the available preset files and populates a [umenu] with them.
Re: the attached patch - from the help files:
I can use the example in patch 2 to report a file path, which I can then paste into the [folder] object in patch 1. But I can't seem to use something as simple as "/presets/".
Also in patch 2 - prepent and append aren't explained.
Patch 3 looks like the most simple - but I can't figure out the syntax.
There's some mention of this in Tutorial 13: Movie Sequencing but they never explain how to create you own file paths.