Randomizing video length

    Sep 18 2020 | 5:13 am
    Hello, Im trying to randomize the length position of a video but the video object keeps shifting itself to the left. Was wondering if it's some sort of bug but i'm not sure. Let me know if so or if there's any other patching options, thanks!

    • Sep 18 2020 | 3:19 pm
      to set the playback position of a jit.playlist movie item, use the setclip message followed by the index of the clip you'd like to affect (1 in your case) followed by the message or attribute. Also make sure the clip is playing if you want to affect the position.
      Your patch may have worked as you expected in previous versions of Max 8, but with 8.1.4 the playlist object was overhauled and therefore this change in behavior (there were many issues with the previous behavior that are now fixed with the setclip behavior).
    • Sep 19 2020 | 5:46 am
      Can confirm this works, thanks Rob!