mystery object...


    Feb 10 2006 | 2:25 am
    I was patching away this evening and went to insert a
    "/" object and by accident I typed in "/6" instead of
    "/ 6"... object with 7 inlets and 1 outlet appeared
    instead of the usual [/ ] object with 2 inlets and 1
    outlet. What is it? What does it do? It has no help
    file. It seems to output a signal. The first inlet
    doesn't seem to accept anything. When I mouse over
    the other outlets I get "Noise-Tone Channel 1"
    "Frequency Channel 1" "Volume Channel 1" "Noise-Tone
    Channel 2" "Frequency Channel 2" "Volume Channel 2".
    curious
    sg

    • Feb 10 2006 | 8:02 am
      "/6" is not in my distro of max 4.5.6 (i'm a bit jealous)
      If you did not make it yourself you must have downloaded something called "/6" to your max search path - use your computer's search to find it - try double clicking on the object and see what happens...
      best,
      john.
    • Feb 10 2006 | 8:18 am
      This is what I got after doing same:
      Date/Time: 2006-02-10 09:16:35.324 +0100
      OS Version: 10.4.4 (Build 8G32)
      Report Version: 3
      Command: MaxMSP 4.5.app
      Path: /Applications/MaxMSP 4.5/MaxMSP 4.5.app
      Parent: WindowServer [69]
      Version: 4.5.6 (4.5.6 - 27 October 2005)
      PID: 789
      Thread: 0
      Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
      Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000058
      Thread 0 Crashed:
      0 ftm.aaa 0x0511e988 value_init + 88
      (bundle1.s:283)
      1 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x004372e8 typedmess_fun + 1408
      2 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x005355a4 object_new_typed + 164
      3 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x00429738 auxtable_search + 156
      4 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042badc extload + 216
      5 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042be20 newload_internal + 524
      6 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042bbc8 newload + 52
      7 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x004372e8 typedmess_fun + 1408
      8 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x00436ae8 typedmess + 92
      9 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x00438088 aeval + 1264
      10 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0040bfe0 atombuf_eval + 156
      11 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x004d5658
      vnewobj_eval__FP7vnewobjs + 484
      12 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x004caff8 textobj_btext + 268
      13 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0043a890 patcher_deseltext + 128
      14 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0043a69c patcher_deselectbox + 300
      15 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0043a4d4 patcher_noselect + 72
      16 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0043ea84 patcher_click + 1464
      17 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x00478fd8 wind_click + 136
      18 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0047842c wind_event + 360
      19 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042da48 app_eventhandler + 1204
      20 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9318cff4 DispatchEventToHandlers
      (EventTargetRec*, OpaqueEventRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 692
      21 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9318c74c
      SendEventToEventTargetInternal(OpaqueEventRef*,
      OpaqueEventTargetRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 372
      22 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x931934ec SendEventToEventTarget
      + 40
      23 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9321f970
      HandleMouseEventForWindow(OpaqueWindowPtr*, OpaqueEventRef*, unsigned
      short) + 236
      24 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x93382730 HandleMouseEvent
      (OpaqueEventRef*) + 368
      25 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x93193858
      ToolboxEventDispatcherHandler(OpaqueEventHandlerCallRef*,
      OpaqueEventRef*, void*) + 496
      26 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9318d244 DispatchEventToHandlers
      (EventTargetRec*, OpaqueEventRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 1284
      27 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9318c74c
      SendEventToEventTargetInternal(OpaqueEventRef*,
      OpaqueEventTargetRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 372
      28 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x931934ec SendEventToEventTarget
      + 40
      29 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x931d4564 ToolboxEventDispatcher
      + 92
      30 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x931d44f0 HLTBEventDispatcher + 16
      31 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x931d2aa4
      RunApplicationEventLoop + 148
      32 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042d4fc app_run + 48
      33 MaxPPC3.1pwpc 0x0042c2e0 main + 796
    • Feb 10 2006 | 8:19 am
      I have no idea but wouldn't it be some sort of object to do analysis of how
      your ear detects sounds with a masking
      effect ?
      It's just an idea...
      There are loads of objects not documented in max especialy when you look at
      the inspector windows and also the
      "file preferences" patch...
      Very interesting things there....
    • Feb 10 2006 | 8:33 am
    • Feb 10 2006 | 8:45 am
      > In mine, a jvm is loaded and then Max crashes. (OSX39, Max456)
      > Still jealous?
      I think I can live without that!
    • Feb 10 2006 | 9:22 am
      On around Feb 10, 2006, at 9:33, Patrick Delges said something like:
      >> "/6" is not in my distro of max 4.5.6 (i'm a bit jealous)
      >
      > In mine, a jvm is loaded and then Max crashes. (OSX39, Max456)
      > Still jealous?
      Here in Berlin-Reinickendorf /6 instantiates an object w/one-in
      two-outs that posts "Hello from XCode" into the Max window. Assistance
      for the inlet says "braindead assistance" and the outlets both give
      "more braindead assistance", an evaluation with which I can
      wholeheartedly concur.
      A search through the attached hard disks for a filename containing
      these two adjacent chars finds nothing other than some LaserWriter
      drivers and parts for an arrangement of Mendelssohn's op.62 Nr. 6 I
      wrote several years ago.
      What happens when you ctrl-opt-click (right-alt-click)? My popup tells
      me that what I have is an instantiation of the round external I built
      from Tim Place's tutorial on XCode (I thought the assistance strings
      looked familiar).
      Oh, hell, this looks like an obscure bug in Max's symbol->object lookup
      procedure, which means I'm gonna have to fill out yet another bug
      report. Real soon...
      -- P.
      -------------- http://www.bek.no/~pcastine/Litter/ --------------
      Peter Castine | ^
      | Litter Power & Litter Bundle for Jitter
      pcastine@gmx.net |
      pcastine@bek.no | iCE: Sequencing, Recording, and Interface Building
      4-15@kagi.com | for Max/MSP
      | Extremely cool
      | http://www.dspaudio.com
      | http://www.dspaudio.com/software/software.html
    • Feb 10 2006 | 2:52 pm
      I get an object with 1 inlet & 8 outlets. I'm too lazy to see if it
      works, but the assistance messages match the ones for the object that
      receives data from my iGesture pad.....
      M
    • Feb 10 2006 | 3:00 pm
      >I get an object with 1 inlet & 8 outlets. I'm too lazy to see if it
      >works, but the assistance messages match the ones for the object
      >that receives data from my iGesture pad.....
      you have an object which receives data from the iGesture pad??????
      wow - i always wondered what i could do with it!!
      is it a custom object - where can i find it??
      many thanks
      kasper
      --
      Kasper T. Toeplitz
      noise, composition, bass, computer
    • Feb 10 2006 | 3:27 pm
      Here:
      Although the page says you'll need NumPad, not the cheaper iGesture
      Pad, a few people
      have said they both work.
      Cheers
      jusu
    • Feb 10 2006 | 4:26 pm
      The only way I can get my iGesture pad to work with Max is to include the Pink Twins igesture object and the hi object in the same patch. The igesture won't output any data, but the hi object will. I am still trying to decipher the data stream; most of it is fairly straight forward.
      Brad
    • Feb 10 2006 | 4:42 pm
      FWIW i get the 'no such object' message
      (4.5.6, XP)
    • Feb 10 2006 | 7:17 pm
      in berlin-mitte, it does not exist. i'll move arond a city and try to find
      it.
      seriously, i'm on xp, this seems to be osx thingie
    • Feb 10 2006 | 7:54 pm
      Hi,
      on OS X in Grado between Trieste and Venice facing south, when
      instantiated in Max windows I see:
      coop.fg 1.1 by m.marcoll 2004/2005
    • Feb 10 2006 | 7:56 pm
      on osX in Amsterdam (Oud West / Baarsjes) it doesn't exist either,
      though.
      -------------------------------------------
      Joost Rekveld
      -------------------------------------------
      "The mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible"
      (Oscar Wilde)
      -------------------------------------------
    • Feb 10 2006 | 7:57 pm
      Here in sunny New Hampshire, /6 gives me a python interpreter object
      which I compiled. It works, too! I am also on OS X.
      -charlie
    • Feb 10 2006 | 8:33 pm
    • Feb 10 2006 | 9:29 pm
      In freakishly-above-freezing Fairbanks, Alaska, I get a "ghost box", but
      no error message.
      4.5.6, X.3.9
      how interesting!
      -jim altieri
    • Feb 10 2006 | 10:05 pm
      same here in cologne, facing the cathedral.
      but ctrl-alt reveals its true name is /7.
      some undercover-object?
      h
      hans w. koch
      im krahnenhof 11
      d-50668 koeln
      +49-221-554902
      www.hans-w-koch.net
    • Feb 10 2006 | 10:16 pm
      In Cambridge, which is reasonably far east, I get:
      "FATAL: can not find FTM class /6" on OS X and the expected "no such
      object" on XP.
      If I take FTM out of my max search path on OS X I get nothing at all in
      the message window.
    • Feb 10 2006 | 10:55 pm
    • Feb 11 2006 | 4:18 pm
      Your "East" theory doesn't hold. I life 4 km from the Dutch-German
      border and I get a "No such object" error. Just as I suspected.
      I think this all a major setup to introduce some new movie or
      something. Just like the giants evereywhere! There everywhere!
      Greetz from cloudy Hengelo, overlooking some industrial buildings :)
    • Feb 11 2006 | 7:19 pm
    • Feb 11 2006 | 8:17 pm
      in the north of france, nothing's happen.
      the object seems to exist but do nothing. no inlet no outlet.
      no help file for sure... :)
    • Feb 12 2006 | 10:50 am
      wonderful thread. closed.