max tutorial 17

    Dec 14 2010 | 8:41 am
    ok this is my first post. i am just a beginner in Max and i am following the Max/ MSP tutorials.
    i am currently working on tutorial 17. there is one thing i can not understand there is why do we put the random object on the left outlet of the [uzi] where the [-1] goes to the right...
    might sound like a silly question...
    i guess i will have few over the next few sessions...

    • Dec 14 2010 | 9:17 am
      uzi's index outlet(right) used to index starting at 1 and you could not change this with arguments. that is an older technique i read somewhere. nowadays, you can simply give uzi a second argument like [uzi 128 0] to get it to index starting at 0(and the table being output to contains values starting with 0).
      uzi helpfile also says, "optional second arg sets base index (defaults to 1 when no 2nd arg is supplied)".
      not a silly question(tutorials cannot remain current to all the new developments at all times, they can be slightly lacking in non-essentials), answer is just made simple by helpfiles :)
      *Never fear, Noob4Life was never here!*