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.
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    • 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 http://www.sleazeArt.com
    • 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.
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      Joost Rekveld ----------- http://www.lumen.nu/rekveld
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      "The mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible" (Oscar Wilde)
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    • 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.