reading files without dialog box?

    Jul 26 2013 | 7:39 pm
    I'm making a patch that pulls reads data into a coll every hour from a server.
    Can I set a timer in Max that works on regular time and not milliseconds?
    And, more importantly, can I specify a filepath (the server pushes data to .txt files every hour) for the patch to import from without a dialog box? since this will be an automated installation it needs to run continuously without anybody manually selecting files every hour. Thanks!

    • Jul 26 2013 | 8:47 pm
      you could use the [date] object, which can give the current time, and when the hour changes, trigger a "read myPath/myFile.txt" type message. Something like this: