Saving Instances of a Standalone

    Sep 08 2011 | 5:32 pm
    I know that I can create a standalone in max msp that allows the user to create objects . But can the user then save the standalone to a file, so it can be reopened with the objects they created?
    Not sure if this is possible.

    • Sep 12 2011 | 4:21 pm
    • Sep 12 2011 | 5:05 pm
      Well, this could be a pretty long discussion. In short, no. But, with the scripting capabilities of javascript and some of the abilities to save states to databases, coll, preset, pattr, etc., you might be able to pull it off.
      I would start by understanding what a standalone is and why it's a weird question for us to answer then move to scripting and saving. You'll learn quite a bit in that process.
      Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but that's my best shot at it.
    • Sep 12 2011 | 8:15 pm
      Thanks for the reply.
      I didn't think there was an easy way to this. I think your right about studying what a standalone is first exactly, and then possibility developing a max object for saving the state of a "standalone" which includes saving newly created objects.
      I'm very familiar with the coll object and preset objects. Pattr seems to only store the states of objects that are already created. So while I would need these, they don't offer a solution to saving newly created objects.
      One of my weaknesses is in java script. But I think it would probably be too awkward to write some javascript that could save a standalone state. However if anyone has any solutions please post!!!
      I wonder if Cycling 74 prohibits this function due to copyright laws? If anyone knows the answer to that please let me know.
    • Sep 12 2011 | 8:32 pm
      I reposted this in the Development and Javascript forums.