Help with a counter


    Oct 04 2006 | 7:46 pm
    I am a student learning the ways of max, and my Professor is not very knowledgeable about the subject.
    how do I make a counter that SMOOTHLY counts up and down from -360 to 360 based on two different bangs that will switch on off opposite from each other.
    so for instance:
    I want to flip a switch and have the counter object count to.. lets say 186. Then I want to flip an alternate switch and have the counter count down from 186 to lets say... -10. Essentiall I want the thing to count up or down smoothly without missing a number.
    Please help me!!! I am pulling my hair in frustration over this simple/basic task!
    thank you guys
    Henry

    • Oct 04 2006 | 8:23 pm
      On 4 Oct 2006, at 20:46, Robert Plant wrote:
      >
      > I want to flip a switch and have the counter object count to.. lets
      > say 186. Then I want to flip an alternate switch and have the
      > counter count down from 186 to lets say... -10. Essentiall I want
      > the thing to count up or down smoothly without missing a number.
      There are a few issues here - one is how fast the counter goes - how
      is this controlled? Another is, what happens when it reaches the
      target? These will affect how you do it, but the following may help:
      There is a counter object - this can be made to count up and down -
      look at its help file. Counter allows you to set maximum and minimum
      values, so you should be able to make that work. Alternatively, you
      could use an == object to detect when it reaches the target and stop
      the counting, but this will be a bit more comlicated. I suggest try
      counter - if you can't make it work we will just have to look at
      something else!
      Good luck
      L
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