Need Help - Selecting a range between 2 number outputs


    Dec 09 2009 | 3:38 pm
    I am working on a tangible interface where I can track the X & Y values of a symbol but I don't know how to set a range so that when the symbol goes within that range it triggers a bang.
    e.g. trigger a bang if the symbol goes lower than a value of 60 for the X axis and higher than 440 on the Y axis.
    Help would really be appreciated. Thanks.

    • Dec 09 2009 | 3:53 pm
      If I understand you correctly something like this should do it:
    • Dec 09 2009 | 4:02 pm
      Thats great thanks. How would I do it so that it will only output a bang if they are both in the correct area instead of a bang for each?
    • Dec 09 2009 | 4:56 pm
      Is this what you mean?
    • Dec 09 2009 | 5:11 pm
      That is exactly what I was looking for, thanks mate!
    • Dec 09 2009 | 5:16 pm
      i cant look at max5 code and i dont understand the given case, but something like
      [code]
      [strong]
      [if ($f1>200)&&($f1300)&&($f2 [/strong]
      [/code]
      should do the job.
      under circumstances you will prefer to do the opposite, and bang only when
      the mouse leaves the wanted area.
      good use of the [change] object should also be on your to do list for such
      interface things.
      -110
    • Dec 09 2009 | 5:18 pm
      [if ($f1>200)&&($f1300)&&($f2
    • Dec 09 2009 | 5:18 pm
      ahhhhh!
    • Dec 09 2009 | 5:40 pm
      btw, (now that i found out about the markup code) you can also
      combine the if_then logic with [clip]ing your X and Y values.
      let me try this without looking at max - i am hopefully getting it
      right offhand:
      for X:
      expr ( ($i1>$i3) && ($i1$i5) && ($i2
      for Y:
      expr ( ($i1>$i3) && ($i1$i5) && ($i2
      inputs:
      X mouse = $i1
      X low limit = $i3
      X high limit = $i4
      X mouse = $i2
      X low limit = $i5
      X high limit = $i6
      the two expression will output 0 when the condition is not met.
      this means that you will have to add a [route 0] behind, and it also means
      you cant use negative values (and also not 0 !)
      -110