Help with number boxes


    Feb 02 2006 | 9:58 pm
    Hi, quite a simple question I think! I have two number boxes which have constantly changing variables. But number boxes output a bang when they change, which is the problem as I want to add these two numbers together ONLY when a seperate bang is sent!
    So there are 3 inputs a bang which activates the addition, and two variables which are added together. Any ideas from anybody? Cheers Dan Duke

    • Feb 02 2006 | 10:12 pm
      connect the number boxes to left inlets of int/float objects. outputs of these then go into the + object. when you need to calculate, send a bang to left inlets of int/float objects. mind the right to left order!
    • Feb 02 2006 | 10:15 pm
      The problem is when the numbers change as they re variables, these will then also send a bang through to complete the calculation, which is what I don't want it to do!
      Basically theres two boxes I can drag up and down with a number in, and at certain points I want to add them together, but only when I send a bang, not the int/float box sending one everytime it changes.
    • Feb 02 2006 | 10:27 pm
      thats what i said:
    • Feb 02 2006 | 10:42 pm
      the inlets/outlets are labeled are labeled.
    • Feb 02 2006 | 10:48 pm
      Im not sure what you mean, sorry! Here is an image of what I have as an example! The patcher at the top alters the numbers which then come down! And the bang is sent by the user to add the numbers together!
    • Feb 02 2006 | 11:10 pm
      this is the last time. save this text as a text file and open with max!
    • Feb 02 2006 | 11:11 pm
      Dan Duke wrote: > Im not sure what you mean, sorry! Here is an image of what I have as > an example! The patcher at the top alters the numbers which then > come down! And the bang is sent by the user to add the numbers > together!
      Here's a clip-patch which implements the first solution posted (with the correction of using the right inlet of the [int] objects, which I think the poster intended). I deleted the mail already so I'm neglecting the credit, sorry. I think this is the simplest way.
    • Feb 02 2006 | 11:32 pm
      I kinda get you know, but am new to the forums, and not sure how to open the text files into max! I have it on my desktop and opened it into max, but it's still just a string of text!
      Cheers for your patience
    • Feb 02 2006 | 11:35 pm
      I got it, cheers so much for your help, it is so much appreciated, sorry for being a bit too simple! Dan
    • Feb 03 2006 | 12:10 am
      At 2:58 PM -0700 2/2/06, Dan Duke wrote: >Hi, quite a simple question I think! I have two number boxes which have constantly changing variables. But number boxes output a bang when they change, which is the problem as I want to add these two numbers together ONLY when a seperate bang is sent! > >So there are 3 inputs a bang which activates the addition, and two variables which are added together. Any ideas from anybody?
      use an int object between the left inlet of the + object and the number box. bang as needed.
      Alternitively, you could add a "prepend set" object between the left input of the + object and the number box, then bang the left input of the + object when you want an addition.
      -C
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    • Feb 03 2006 | 12:30 am
      > sorry for being a bit too simple! As long as you follow the 'rules' below you should never have to hesitate to ask a question.
      A: search the documentation B: search the forums ( https://cycling74.com/forums/index.php? t=search ) C: explain your problem as concisely as you can D: are polite about your troubles. E: worship the lord Zicarelli when the moon is in the eighth house of Aquarius.
    • Feb 03 2006 | 2:48 am
    • Feb 10 2006 | 4:37 pm
      matthew aidekman wrote: > E: worship the lord Zicarelli when the moon is in the eighth house of > Aquarius.
      When is the next occasion? I need to ask some things to get my bills payed with a Maxpatch....
      Stefan
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