strange external loading

    Nov 27 2006 | 2:27 pm
    Hello I am experiencing a very strange behaviour when I attempt to load the clip object. Even with clip.mxe present in my externals folder, MAX window indicates "object not found". All other externals load correctly. When I copy clip.mxe in the same folder thant MAX itself, then MAX becomes able to load clip. I really do not figure out how this can happen, and I never encountered such a problem.
    If anybody can help, thanks a lot !

    • Nov 27 2006 | 5:20 pm
      please give system/version information, etc. without this, there's little that anyone can do for you.
    • Nov 27 2006 | 7:57 pm
      Oops, here is some more information:
      Win XP Pro(updated regularly by our network administrator), most recent version of Max MSP (4.6)and Jitter.
      External folders is: C:/Program Files/Cycling'74/MaxMSP46/Cycling'74/externals
      The problem arises with a single clip object in a patcher.
      It worked like a charm until today.
      Fortunately, I can work with the clip.mxe directly in the program directory. I tried various things, including reloading a fresh version of clip.mxe.
    • Nov 27 2006 | 8:28 pm
      do you have anything else in your search paths named "clip"?
    • Nov 27 2006 | 8:39 pm
    • Nov 28 2006 | 3:39 pm
      In fact, I found in my search path a recently created clip.txt document I saved from Wordpad, with textual information. Changing its name to clips.txt solved definitely the problem.
      I did not think that Max could give priority to a clip.txt file outside Cycling74 folder.
      Problem solved. Many thanks for the rapid help.
    • Nov 28 2006 | 3:48 pm
      CEA is the french atomic energy agency, but has also ather fields of interest. I am working in the CEA Leti lab, which is a 1500 P. lab working on microelectronics. My domain of interest is new micro (and nanosensors), and I am in charge of new applications ideas implementing such sensors. As an old MAX user (Opcode times), I like using the MAX platform for rapid prototyping of applications, from sensors processing externals (Java, C++) up to jitter patches for some 3D presentation, or for multimedia demonstration of the sensors. No other tools I know exhibit such broad field of experimentation. We have now 4 MAX/MSP/Jitter licenses in the lab.
      See also Minatec on the web.
    • Nov 28 2006 | 7:46 pm