Objects mentioned in lessons no longer available

    Jun 11 2019 | 4:59 pm
    I'm new to Max and am going through the bundled lessons, but some of the objects mentioned are not available, e.g. mappr and patternizr. Have these been updated and/or renamed, and if so, what can I use instead?

    • Jun 11 2019 | 6:34 pm
      Ditto for 'Hold down the control key and click the left inlet of sfplay~. Choose timestretch from the menu to add a timestretch to your patch' (Elastic Audio lesson). This doesn't seem to work, so what is the current method of achieving the same result?
    • Jun 11 2019 | 8:55 pm
      Hi Pat,
      All these things work for me using Max8.05 on a Mac. mappr and patternizr are Vizzie modules. You can see all the Vizzie modules by clicking on the v icon third from the bottom on the left toolbar. I do get a contextual window by control-click or right clicking on the left inlet.
      Let me know if you need more specifics to get these sorted out.
    • Jun 11 2019 | 10:45 pm
      Thanks, Slo. I figured out the right-clicking on the left inlet, but control-click doesn't work for me.
      I also found the Vizzie modules, but mappr and patternizr are not there, which is why I assumed the lessons referred to a previous release (some of the Vizzie modules do look slightly different in the lessons – on/off buttons etc). When I use the search, the only Vizzie modules beginning with M are mediatr and mediafoldr, and there are four beginning with P, but no patternizr.
      I'm running Max 8.05 on a Macbook Pro. Any ideas?
    • Jun 11 2019 | 10:59 pm
      Well at least one click clicks clickingly.
      As you can see in the pic I have many more modules beginning with M and P, so something seems up. I also see mapper and other vizier modules if I search in Spotlight. You might want to try updating the Vizzie package in the package manager (under the File menu) or reinstalling Max.
    • Jun 11 2019 | 11:19 pm
      Oh yeah, my Vizzie menus don't even have those names, they look like this. I'll try downloading Max 8.06 and failing that the Package Manager.
    • Jun 12 2019 | 12:30 am
      Sorted. I had installed Max 8 into a folder in my Applications that also contained Max 7 with old packages folder. Once I installed into a different folder, no problem. All Vizzie present and correct.