How-to script Modify Read-Only ?


    Jan 11 2013 | 10:36 am
    Hi gang,
    A little description on my problem : I have some bpatchers inside poly~ objects. If I need to modify a bpatcher, I have to :
    - double click on poly~ object
    - press alt-cmd-m to modify read only
    - press cmd-e to enter edit mode
    - right-click on bpatcher object, and select "New View of blabla"
    - press alt-cmd-m to modify read only
    - press cmd-e to enter edit mode
    - press cmd-alt-e to exit presentation mode
    - tada !!!
    Maybe I'm kind of lazy, but it's but... boring every time ;)
    That's why I'm looking for a way to script all this procedure.
    With Javascript, Patcher Object seems to have just a "locked" propertie, and no "Modify Read-Only". How to access to this functionality ?
    Is there a way ? An hidden method/message/propertie ?!
    Thanks !
    _TG

    • Jan 11 2013 | 6:58 pm
      If you're using Max 6, right click on the bpatcher (or an abstraction as well) and goto Object > Open Original. This will open the original patch and allow you to edit it. It may not be a fancy script, but I've found it much easier.
      GW
    • Jan 12 2013 | 10:49 am
      Yep, by scripting, it is possible to find the name of the bpatcher/abstraction, and open the original .maxpat file.
      But I don't want to edit the original bpatch (or abstraction)... It's a part of a debug workflow, I want to edit a new view of the bpatch/abstraction !
      And to script it... ;)