newbie: make myself clear on triggering


    May 05 2008 | 1:09 pm
    hi,
    what I've understood so far.
    there's some object that just stores values and need a bang later to output those values.
    there's some others that "hot inlet" triggers values.
    [rslider] for example, when sending to it a list to its "hot inlet", it just store the list and show it, but will not output until it gets bang.
    [pack], for example, it output immediately whatever values it gets in its "hot inlet".
    so, (if above is true) my question is
    how can I know which object behave which way?
    looking up everytime ref. is really time consuming, pain in the ass....

    • May 05 2008 | 3:04 pm
      On 05-mai-08, at 15:10, djeho wrote:
      > how can I know which object behave which way?
      Normally, if you send a message to the leftmost inlet, it will trigger the output, unless the message starts with "set". Sending a message to other inlets shouldn't trigger anything. It is the case for [pack], but also for [rslider] and for [+ 0].
      > looking up everytime ref. is really time consuming, pain in the ass....
      Spending time is the only way to learn Max. Sorry!!
      p
    • May 05 2008 | 3:10 pm
      that's true!
      it was because of "set" message that it didn't output. 'great to know that...
      if not, I spend lots of time in Max lately, I'll spend more then! :)