how can i change a subpatch attribute from inside the subpatch?

    Jul 05 2010 | 3:06 am
    i want to change the background color of a subpatcher, but from inside the patcher, just like i were to send "bgcolor black" message into the left inlet. thanks. just getting into max, so far a gift from god.... be hard to like any other kind of programming now.

    • Jul 05 2010 | 3:10 am
      well that message doesn't change bgcolor anyway. what do i have to send some kinda color code? i tried #666666.
    • Jul 05 2010 | 5:22 am
      look at the file bgcolor.maxhelp
    • Jul 05 2010 | 6:44 am
      thanks, but i meant the color of the little subpatch object in the main patch.
    • Jul 05 2010 | 11:15 am
      the actual [p subpatch] object? just use the Inspector. You can also grab and drag any Inspector field onto the object, it'll connect a message box with the right command ready-to-go. Use a [swatch] to make the colors more intuitive, unless you like specifying colors using RGB values :)
    • Jul 07 2010 | 12:32 am
      the subpatch has to be able to trigger it's own color change from within itself. right now, i have an [led] connected to a special output on the subpatch... but i'd like to do away with that garbage and just have the subpatch change color. anybody know if this is possible? thanks.
    • Jul 12 2010 | 5:56 am
      script sendbox [subpatch scripting name] bgcolor 1. 0. 0. 1.
      to [thispatcher]
      will set the background color of the subpatch box to red.
      you can send any (?) attribute-changing message this way, and hide the messages. the [thispatcher] needs to be on the main level though.
    • Jul 12 2010 | 4:05 pm
      it's something like this: