script move in bpatcher

    Sep 01 2009 | 12:24 am
    i have to do
    "script size thing 20 28, script move thing 100 0"
    with a GUI element.
    it works great, but it does not work when it is inside a bpatcher, which is where i need it.
    in a bpatcher the "move" script moves to positions in the root level. before you ask: yes of course, it is connected to a [thispatcher] inside the bpatcher.
    hopefully i have only missed something?
    110 @max4
    p.s.: measuring the relative position wont help, i need to move the bpatcher around.

    • Sep 01 2009 | 6:13 am
      You right. that's weird.
      fortunately "script sendbox thing patching_position $1 $2" and "script sendbox thing patching_rect $1 $2 $3 4", etc. work fine.
    • Sep 01 2009 | 8:34 am
      Yup, it's been like that for ages... You can use this to get the coords of the bpatcher and add, but it remains a pita - getorigin.js:
      /* * get the coordinates of the bpatcher box - jasch 20060914 */
      function bang() { outlet(0,; }
    • Sep 01 2009 | 12:17 pm
      ok guys, it seems i will have to use "offset" or "offsetfrom", hopefully that will work through all systems.
      it is a little bit more work to calculate the positions with that but at least it doesnt run accross the screen like a 055+36 experiment.