Object that opens another .maxpat file?


    Feb 06 2013 | 11:38 am
    Hi there,
    This is something I've been experimenting with for a couple of days, to no avail. Again, I've done a lot of googling and looked through the tutorials, but without success.
    Is there ANY way at all to trigger Max to open another .maxpat file, whilst you're in a patch that's already open? That is to say, I want to get to the end of a sequence of audio triggers, then using a MIDI signal, open another patch (but NOT a subpatch) once that sequence has played out.
    Is this an odd concept? Is it possible?
    Would be much obliged for any suggestions.

    • Feb 06 2013 | 11:43 am
      Hi Look at the helpfile for [bpatcher] object
    • Feb 06 2013 | 11:47 am
      Something like this maybe:
    • Feb 06 2013 | 1:17 pm
      or:
    • Feb 06 2013 | 3:10 pm
      @Terry: or what? You copied my patch! ;-)
    • Feb 06 2013 | 8:28 pm
      whoops!
      -- using message to max, but you need to close the file via a message to max too, otherwise the reference (foo) argument persists and you can't re-open.
    • Feb 07 2013 | 9:27 am
      Thanks Terry! Now I know a new way to crash Max6: open a patch with the openfile message to Max, then close it by clicking in the close button in the window bar, and sending the closefile message.
      Max 6.0.8, X.6.8
    • Feb 07 2013 | 12:12 pm
      lets just pretend I never posted in this thread, shall we?