syntax question


    Nov 22 2008 | 7:34 am
    I took a break from max/msp for quite a while and was doing more traditional coding. Now I am back and bashing my head against the wall trying to do something that is so simple in C but can't figure out how to do in max:
    What is the equivalent to having a variable that gets reset to zero every time after it has been read?
    I want to have three random number generators that are triggered by three different keyboard keys. If any one of these keys is pressed, I want three values to be sent (the other two should be a value of zero) at the same time. If two keys are pressed then there should be two random values and one value of zero.
    I bet there is a really simple way to do this and I am doing something the long way!

    • Nov 22 2008 | 7:49 am
      I think I figured it out.
      I just use a Pak object and then have it reset itself to 0. 0. 0. using the set message triggered by every new output.
    • Nov 22 2008 | 11:52 am
      Another way...
    • Nov 22 2008 | 8:36 pm
      I agree, [pak] and the "set 0 0 0" message are the way to go here. Here's a method that lets you set the random range and offset for each individual channel as well.
      lh