referencing files

    Sep 28 2011 | 10:35 am
    Here's a real beginner's question. How can I reference files in Max (both audio and video), so that they can be played back instantly when a patch is loaded? I've searched for some time but didn't find it, and I suppose this should be quite simple.
    Thanks for help!

    • Sep 28 2011 | 11:12 pm
      You can refer to them by their complete path anywhere on your computer. If you leave this path in a [message] object and use [loadbang] (or even [loadmess]) to trigger it when your patch loads it should work.
      On a sidenote a quick way to grab the path is to hook [dropfile] up to a [message] box and throw your file at it.
    • Sep 29 2011 | 11:38 am
      generally, save yourself the trouble with full paths and put files you use in max in the search path - then you can call them by filename only.
      the only drawback is that file names like "track.aif" wont work well anymore because sooner or later you will have 3 files with that name.