Loadfile?


    Feb 08 2011 | 6:43 pm
    Newb here, I looked around for info here, but couldn't find any info on it. I've gone through tutorials and built a basic step sequencer, and I'm working on a live looper.
    After seeing the [Loadbang] and [Loadmess] objects, I'm wondering if there is a similar thing to load preset sound bites. Planning on incorporating more jitter functions in as well, so is there a loadmovie type object kicking around?
    Thanks for reading :)

    • Feb 08 2011 | 7:24 pm
      If you know the path to the file you want to open then add it as an argument in a [loadmess] object. Otherwise maybe something like [opendialog] is what you're looking for.
    • Feb 08 2011 | 10:16 pm
      Awesome, that helps a lot. I used opendialog to set the path name, but it's only going as far as to automatically prompt me with the correct folder, not the file itself, though I did specify it's full name.
      If that's the case I can just number the files in order and open them according to that, but I feel there's probably a more automatic way. Can the preset object be used to recall filesets like this?
    • Feb 08 2011 | 11:56 pm
      Have a look at [folder] and the "prefix" and "autopopulate" messages to [umenu] if you want to grab all the files in a certain directory. If you don't want to hardcode the filepath into the patch you could always save some of the data in a [coll] and refresh it using [loadbang] at startup.