path to standalone from within standalone?


    Feb 16 2009 | 11:07 pm
    I want to be able to launch a pdf that I will bundle with my Max standalone application. I will include the pdf within the Mac application bundle, or within the "support" folder next to the Windows .exe.
    I wanted to use the following message to max:
    ; max launchbrowser file:///path/to/my/file/foo.pdf
    This works fine when I can reliably get the path to the file. But how do I generate the correct path when considering my standalone? Is there a way to know the path to my standalone itself?
    I have a feeling I'm missing something very obvious...
    Dan -- Dan Nigrin Defective Records 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X / Major Malfunction http://www.defectiverecords.com http://www.jackosx.com

    • Feb 16 2009 | 11:20 pm
      Hi Dan,
      Last time I did this in max 4.6 the below worked for me. There may be other ways, or things may have changed. The sprintf added the name of my app and the folder I wanted. However, this won't work if the name of the apps been changed....
      Regards
      Alex
    • Feb 16 2009 | 11:24 pm
      Does [path( -> [thispatcher] also work in standalones ?
      Ciao
    • Feb 16 2009 | 11:52 pm
      Am 17.02.2009 um 00:20 schrieb Alex Harker: > >
      Hi,
      I don't know what has changed in 5 either but in 4 you can use sendapppath, but use sprintf symout, or your app won't work with spaces in the path name (like sadly many maxbuild apps do). You might run into problems creating a "send max" object for you dynamic path, but I think forward works.
      best,
      g.
    • Feb 17 2009 | 12:34 am
      Thanks guys - sendapppath is what I was forgetting!
      Dan