Practical questions (2)


    Mar 04 2009 | 9:53 pm
    Hello,
    Couple of simple questions puzzling my mind in Max 5:
    1) I can't seem to get the self made abstractions to work. I put my abstractions folder in the folder definitions and try to use the auto completion on the new object field but alas no work? Any ideas why ?
    2) When I quit max 5 the prog asks me if i wish to save changes, if I click yeas it does not save it to the same file as it was opened but forces me to navigate all the way to the folder where I keep the file and when I choose it again, it asks me if I want to overwrite existing file?? Kinda tedious ... Am I doing something crooked?
    Cheers, Parametex

    • Mar 04 2009 | 10:02 pm
      In response to your first question Max should remember each abstraction in your search path but you need to instantiate it once before this will happen. Also, you should check your file preferences and you might be able to see why you're being asked to overwrite each file every time you save.
      lh
    • Mar 04 2009 | 10:02 pm
      Ok gents, I figured out the number two, I had a / in the folder name 'Max/Msp' ... Now it saves ok but the abstractions just don't seem to be be listed ...
      ?
      Cheers, P.
    • Mar 04 2009 | 10:06 pm
      thereishopeforus@hotmail.com wrote on Wed, 04 March 2009 15:02In response to your first question Max should remember each abstraction in your search path but you need to instantiate it once before this will happen. Also, you should check your file preferences and you might be able to see why you're being asked to overwrite each file every time you save.
      lh
      Hello and thank you for the swift reply.
      I added the folder I plan to store my self made abstractions to the 'file preferences' page. The file I'm trying to add is a .maxpatt file so I figure it should be ok?
      Is there something else needed to 'instantiate' the prog.
      Thanks, P.
    • Mar 04 2009 | 10:18 pm
      Just open up any patcher and create your object by typing out its full name once. After that it should begin to autocomplete. Externals do this automatically when they're added to the search path but abstractions do not.
      lh
    • Mar 04 2009 | 10:23 pm
      Ok problem solved. Let my fumbling be a lesson to us all.
      The problem was that I had a empty ' ' space in the abstractions folder name. Normally I would not think this would cause a problem but once I removed all the emptys from the path name all works a ok.
      P.