is it possible to simplify this patch?


    Nov 15 2010 | 1:11 pm
    hi all, i try to get some input to activate one button and deactivate all others. In the case of 4 objects is fine but with, say, 60 becomes a mess to draw all the connections. Is there an easier way of doing this?

    • Nov 15 2010 | 1:21 pm
    • Nov 15 2010 | 1:23 pm
      great! super efficient.. i did not think that way... thanks a lot EasyMac!!!
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    • Nov 15 2010 | 1:24 pm
      You can also [radiogroup] in place of the individual bangs with assigned numbers.
    • Nov 15 2010 | 1:25 pm
      i see, but it's part of a larger patch for which the previous way is perfect.. probably i will use a general send to cut of connections.. your patch is of great help!
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    • Nov 15 2010 | 1:53 pm
      hi,
      if you want to use the mecanism in different patchers with no connections you can also do this :
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    • Nov 15 2010 | 2:01 pm
      very nice indeed... i used some send at the end.. the result is similar..
      thanks
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    • Nov 15 2010 | 9:39 pm
      huhu jester,
      try [110.decode] and save unnecessary parallel messages.
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    • Nov 15 2010 | 9:44 pm
      Orrrrrrr.........you could just use the [decode ] object (might not exist in max4) :D
    • Nov 15 2010 | 9:56 pm
      The Decode object has been around for a long time.
    • Nov 15 2010 | 10:18 pm
      I've been doing this same thing a really inefficient way for years because I didn't know about decode. Thanks!
    • Nov 16 2010 | 8:55 am
      decode is limited to 8 bit (unless that has changed)
    • Nov 16 2010 | 9:32 am
      I just placed a [decode 512], so it can do larger than 8 bit, but the object gets so wide it can be hard to use.
    • Nov 16 2010 | 9:40 am
      boo, i request immediate OS9 compatibilty.
    • Nov 16 2010 | 9:41 am
      True, would it be useful in some situations if it could have an optional overflow outlet to cascade multiple objects together, using the first in the chain for input?
    • Nov 16 2010 | 10:22 am
      yeah cascading [decode] is quite messy, you need to do -1, and you need to clip and split ... that why i used [gate] for my abs.