[Opened] alternatives

    Sep 24 2008 | 7:36 am
    Are there any? Is there any way to associate a filetype extension with a max standalone? IE, say I want to open any .inv files with my built program, 'Invigorator' when they're double clicked. This would add a lot to making max built programs function like 'normal' applications!
    If this isn't possible right now, are there any plans to add this functionality in the near/far future? Is it possible with Java?
    (As a mildly related note, does anyone have any experience with the Tap.Tools tap.filecontainer object? The max5 version's helpfile is a bit obtuse, as it's still in beta.)

    • Sep 24 2008 | 7:51 am
      It is possible and definitely explained somewhere in the documentation how you can bind file types to an app. Double clicking a file then launches the app. Quite another thing though is how the app will actually open the thing. There's a number of objects that do file i/o, for midi, text, sound, movies etc. How to have such an object opening the file is a question I have no answer to.
      _ johan
    • Sep 24 2008 | 10:00 am
      if you're on mac, you can have a look at my application "pmix"
      I can't remember off the top of my head exactly how i did it. You have to edit the info.plist file in the application package. Not sure if this has changed for Max5.