I'm trying to wrangle all of my Max tools in to a single git repo, but I can't seem to get Max to follow the symlinks that would make it all work.
I have a single directory "~/Documents/XM Tools" with the subdirectories "XM Templates", "XM Clippings", "XM Patches", and "XM Externals". I wrote a script that symlinks them to the appropriate folders in the installed application directory (side question, why is all of this a directory in the Applications folder and not within the ~/Library/Application Support directory?). e.g. it executes "ln -s ~/Documents/XM Tools/XM Templates/ /Applications/Max6/templates/" and similar for each directory.
Every thing works just fine until I try to use any of them in Max, which appears to not even see them. As I understand it, the File -> New From Template menu should show an entry of "XM Templates" which contains all the templates I have in ~/Documents/XM Tools/XM Templates. All it shows is the stock templates. Same for clippings, externals, and patches.
I tried adding ~/Documents/XM Tools to the "File Preferences" search path but it doesn't resolve the missing Templates and Clippings menu entries.
Is there a trick to getting Max to follow symlinks?