slider limitations

    Dec 21 2010 | 1:54 pm
    Hey there,
    I don't know, but it always comes to an end when I want to use a slider in a specific way. I still think the slider object is much too limited.
    Now I'm searching for something like a 'rslider' in which u can determine the left border and then u can move the right border, but ONLY the right border. So the left border stays fixed.
    I found this external 'ad.rangeslider' on maxobjects which goes in the right direction. The problem here is that I can't switch off the possibility to move the whole slider bar and I can't determine that the right border is not allowed to be smaller than the left border....
    Can anybody help? I think it's a bit tricky. Or is there an external which could help?
    Thanx so much.
    Merry X-Mas

    • Dec 21 2010 | 3:30 pm
      The shift key enables moving whichever boundary (lower or upper) of the rslider range you click on with the mouse.
    • Dec 21 2010 | 3:54 pm
      thanx....I know, but still I can change the lower boundary or move the upper beneath the lower.
      what I would like to do is: fix the lower boundary at a certain value and then move the upper boundary up and down with the restriction that it can't go lower than the lower boundary....does this sound logical ?
    • Dec 21 2010 | 4:17 pm
      Ok. Well here's a quick hack using rslider. EDIT: Unfortunately I discovered this method sets the upper bound too so it doesn't really work as you want. Oh well, it may help you develop something more robust.
    • Dec 21 2010 | 4:22 pm
      if that involves custom programming anway, you could also just build your own using [lcd]
    • Dec 21 2010 | 4:47 pm
      Hey Roman,
      could u help a bit please ?...I don't have any idea how to start...tried a lot, nothing worked...
      Would be great.
      I've no idea how u could do something like a slider with [lcd]...sorry, sorry
    • Dec 25 2010 | 12:19 pm
      I found what I wanted.
      A slider with a fixed starting point and a changable end point which can't go beneath the starting point.
      Couldn't figure out how to do that with [lcd] though.