Is there a way to script or otherwise modify the bgfillcolor attribute of a panel that's in gradient mode?
I'm aware of the "grad1" "grad2" and "angle" messages that you can send to panels. This is helpful. But limited relative to the actual customization that's possible with gradients. I noticed that if you make any manual changes to the angle in the inspector, the "angle" message to that panel no longer works. Particularly if you move the two end-dots. This is frustrating. Also, I don't see any way of modifying the blend point via messages.
If I set up the gradient the way I want it then "create a message box with this attribute's current values" it just says "bgfillcolor dictionary"
Is there any way to actually view that dictionry, or store it, or modulate it with other dictionaries, say using [pattrstorage]?
I'm curious to explore the possibilities of animating my background panels to create visual effects. Every other attribute in Max can be modified via messages, but what I've been able to achieve so far with bgfillcolor gradients has been pretty limited.
I'm wondering if there's a secret technique that I'm missing. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!