I had a small plane in the 90's. I was really considering trying to learn how to fly helicopters, but I remembered my instructor once telling me that it was way easier for someone who had never flown before, than it was for a fixed-wing pilot to make the transition to helicopters. He said everything was sort of the opposite of what you'd already worked so hard to make second-nature...
So I've been at Max in earnest about 3 weeks or so. I've got the obligatory "100 hours" in, I think.
I can say that it is really rich, and tremendous fun to learn. Having said that..
I'm not a talented c, java, basic, arduino, etc. programmer by any means. OTOH, I've been dabbling in computers/programming since 1980, & I can usually fight my way out of a wet paper bag, as they say, in most text/editor based languages if I need to get something done.
I'm learning that, in Max, for the most part, if there's a will, there's a way. The issue that I (and, I have to assume, countless others before me) am having is that I'm still trying to solve problems mentally in traditional programming constructs (if, then, for, next, do, while, case, switch, etc., etc.), and then finding a way to make Max emulate that functionality.
My instinct tells me that this is equivalent to walking out my back door & around the planet to get my mail across the street. IOW, not exactly efficient in either code or development time.
I'm a little frustrated with myself, and I guess I'm just wondering how long it was before some of you began to "Think in Max"?
Thanks for reading.