Problems with Making a collective application

    Nov 06 2006 | 12:54 am
    Hey there
    I am trying to make a collective aplication using maxmsp/jitter
    My problem is that it cant find the resources (ie.. various pictures and movies i am using)
    I am running max/msp 4.5.5, i am not sure abotu what version of jitter i am running, possibly 1.3 or 1.5
    I am also using TapTools 1.5
    the error message it give s me is
    Error can't open resource (x) where x is a movie file
    Error can't open resource (y) Where y is a picture (jpeg format)
    I would upload the file to this forum but the file i am wqorking with is about 476mb big
    I will upload the cololective script i have done
    Any help would be greatly appreciated as i am running on a tight time schedule and need to get this working

    • Nov 07 2006 | 4:47 pm
      rather than trying to make the movies part of the collective, you should just manually put the files in the standalone app package: ctl-click on the application icon, select "Show package contents", open "Contents/MacOS" folder, and put the movies in there.
      when you change to max 4.6, you can simply just put the movies in the same folder as the application, without having to add them to the package (if you don't want to).
    • Nov 07 2006 | 11:08 pm
      Thanks for that Idea
      I have put the movie and picture files dierectly into the folder specified but it still cant find them, Maybe its trying to find them in the wrong place?
      Would anyone be able to help me on this?
    • Nov 07 2006 | 11:28 pm
      This is just getting very confusing now
      It seesm that the collective application can find the files, it just cant load them.
      What would cause this?
      Is it something to do with what version of jitter im using?
      the computer is running jitter 1.121 (acording to our IT person) maxmsp 4.5.5 Mac OSX
    • Nov 09 2006 | 2:53 pm
      well, i can't say exactly why you are having this worked for me! however, you can be explicit about it, if you need to, and provide an absolute path. becuase you are in 4.5, standalones report the application path in an overly precise manner, so they require some regexp. here's an example of how to handle this.