Moving an object in presentation mode


    Mar 16 2013 | 8:46 am
    Hi, i'm playing around with moving objects at the moment...
    I can quite happily use the rect property of a MaxObj to set the location in a patcher, but this has no effect if the patcher is in presentation mode...
    Is there a different call to make?
    thx Lee

    • Mar 16 2013 | 9:56 am
      Yes, there are different messages: 'patching_rect' and 'presentation_rect'.
      In the inspector click the attribute button @ (bottom left) to see the message names.
    • Mar 16 2013 | 10:09 am
      Hi, thx for reply - that's a really useful thing to know - never clicked that before :)
      Still having issues tho: This is a snippet of the code:
      var selector = this.patcher.parentpatcher.getnamed( 'track_selector' );
      trace( "parent: " + this.patcher.parentpatcher.name );
      if ( selector ) {
      trace( "selector: " + selector.varname );
      trace( "location: " + selector.rect );
      var loc = selector.rect;
      loc[ 0 ] += flag ? 100 : -100;
      loc[ 2 ] += flag ? 100 : -100;
      selector.rect = loc;
      trace( "newloc1: " + loc );
      trace( "newloc2: " + selector.rect );
      }
      This works fine to move an object in the patcher, even tho I'm using rect and not patcher_rect... if i try replacing rect with patcher_rect or presentation_rect then I just get errors....
      The varname returns the expected value...
    • Mar 17 2013 | 8:01 am
      I've played around a bit more and the above code works with presentation_rect for objects that aren't bpatchers, could this be a bug? If i can change the position of objects using this method, I would expect it to work on a bpatcher also....??