jython: instantiating max class

    Jan 11 2010 | 1:59 am
    Hi, can someone help me,
    I'm using jython (loadbang.net) with maxmsp and I try to use maxmsp class in jython. But I can't instantiate a class
    Here is what i do:
    import com.cycling74.max
    test = com.cycling74.max.MaxObject() # or
    test = com.cycling74.max.MaxObject.getInstance()
    ==end code===
    and max message box returns me this error:
    TypeError: No visible constructors for class (com.cycling74.max.MaxObject)
    did i forget something?

    • Jan 11 2010 | 2:44 am
      Did you study the "jython.BasicUsage.mxt" patch that's included with the distribution? I'm not hugely familiar with how it handles the MaxObject, but I don't think you need to import or construct a reference to it to throw something down an outlet.
      Best, Charles
    • Jan 11 2010 | 2:48 am
      hi, thanks for your reply, yes I studied it and used it greatly so far.
      But for my project need, it would be so handy for me to use this function (and other functions) within a class that is called by the main script.
      I posted another message just after this one that explains that, can you have a look at it?
    • Jan 11 2010 | 2:49 am
    • Jan 11 2010 | 10:48 am
      You can't instantiate a MaxObject because it's abstract. In practice, the MXJ machinery builds a MaxObject instance for you (which, if working in Java, you sub-class) and links it into Max via JNI - you can't just create them dynamically.
      In the Jython system I make the owning MaxObject instance available in the Python namespace as "maxObject" - you'll need to pass this around, or wrap another object around it, in order to do output.
    • Jan 11 2010 | 6:59 pm
      oh ok, thanks.
      And is it the same for other classes? can we instantiate for example MaxClock and use its methods?
    • Jan 13 2010 | 6:23 pm
      Depends: look at the javadocs (bundled in the Max distribution) to see which classes are abstract, and/or which ones have constructors which need arguments.