retrieving time attribute as a message


    Nov 04 2011 | 12:53 pm
    Hi.
    Is there a way to retrieve the value of a time attribute as a message - that is, in some way, doing the opposite of time_setvalue()?
    Thanks! aa

    • Nov 14 2011 | 3:37 pm
      no clue? aa
    • Nov 14 2011 | 7:48 pm
      I would be interested too. Especially because I have the feeling that time_setvalue() has changed with Max 6.
    • Nov 15 2011 | 10:30 pm
      You should be able to use time_getticks() and then convert the ticks to whatever format you need.
      best, Tim
    • Nov 15 2011 | 11:11 pm
      Hi Tim,
      Yes that's what I ended up using.
      Just to be sure: When scheduling permanent itm events in Max 5 I simply did something like:
      atom_setfloat(&a, ticks); time_setvalue(x->timeobj, NULL, 1, &a);
      where 'ticks' is the time in the future I want my event to take place.
      Whereas in Max 6 for it to work I have to do:
      atom_setfloat(&a, ticks - itm_ticks); time_setvalue(x->timeobj, NULL, 1, &a);
      where 'ticks' is the time in the future I want my event to take place and 'itm_ticks' is the itm time now where I schedule the event.
      In short: in Max 5 I used the absolute time value, in Max 6 I use a time value relative to the itm time.
      Thanks, Roby