rand-object


    Feb 25 2006 | 12:48 pm
    hi
    having trouble with ranf...everytime i open my patch the ranf turns into a bogus-object a have to change it first into rand en than again to ranf and everything works nice...until i reopen the patch...
    suggestions?
    jurgen

    • Feb 25 2006 | 2:04 pm
      Max seems to be case-sensitive with my random objects. They must begin with a cap. Ranf, RanIJ, etc. I just tested it in Max and "ranf" is indeed unknown. If you use "rand" first it finds and loads the external that contains all of the objects. After that, object names in all lower case work. Note that my objects Dronk and Randum were renamed to avoid conflicts with existing "official" max objects drunk and random.
      Cheers, Gary Lee Nelson TIMARA Department Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
    • Feb 25 2006 | 3:40 pm
      Coincidentally, one of my students reported the same problem yesterday. The best solution is to put rand into max-startup in the Cycling '74 folder. With this, rand is loaded at startup and lower case names work first time. Cheers, Gary Lee Nelson TIMARA Department Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
    • Feb 26 2006 | 3:16 pm
      On around Feb 25, 2006, at 16:40, Gary Lee Nelson said something like: > Coincidentally, one of my students reported the same problem > yesterday. The > best solution is to put rand into max-startup in the Cycling '74 > folder. > With this, rand is loaded at startup and lower case names work first > time.
      Probably better to add a file listing the filename mappings you want to use into your init/ folder, following the examples of max-objectmappings.txt & Co.
      max objectfile ranf Ranf; ... etc ...
      You can abuse max-startup as you suggested, but that's not really what it's there for. Sorting out case ambiguities in filename matching is one of the things the init/ folder is there for.
      -- P.
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    • Feb 27 2006 | 2:06 pm
      Thanks, Peter. I'll have a look at that. Cheers, Gary Lee Nelson TIMARA Department Oberlin College www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson