Scripting made easier with umenu
Jul 22 2011 | 10:34 pm
Hello all, as the title says, I'm trying to build up some custom tools to script objects for me. I want to reduce my most common patching habits down to hotkeyed scripts to streamline all my work.
In particular, I want object creation, scripting names, connections and resizing to happen automatically. I'm setting up a system (probably going to use multiple buckets, sprintfs and umenus) which will recall my most recently used objects, scripting names, sizes, or functions, in order of most recent to first used.
Depending on how advanced I want to go, I might store it in a coll, and set up different modes to retrieve the data depending on what I'm doing (most recent objects, least used, most used, objects typically used together).
umenus are always really helpful, I've set up a few to retrieve the object libraries from the max files (max externals/msp externals)...but they all have the .mxe tag at the end. I realize that I could just go in and delete that bit of text from each entry in the umenu, but I'm trying to get out of the habit of quick and dirty fixes. Is there any way I can format the text so that the filetype is removed? I had thought deselecting 'show dot files' would do it, but apparently not.
I'll very likely be applying the same fix to a whole bunch of other ideas, so any help would be very much appreciated.