(latest Max 6 and OSX)
I have one specific patch that when I load it into a bpatcher, the Patcher File and Argument(s) options grey out. What does this mean?! (And how do I fix it?)
I’ve tried copying the contents of the patcher into a new blanks patcher (in case it’s something to do with the settings in the patcher inspector), but I get the same result with the new renamed patch.
Old news now, I know, but I am constantly plagued by variations on this problem — especially when duplicating bpatchers — but I can never get anything failing consistently enough to post here. It comes and goes in mysterious ways. I deal with it by putting my arguments in before I choose the patch to load, so if the args field locks, it won’t matter. Ugly, I know…
really annoying, yes.
my workaround is to do a [script sendbox bpatchername args arguments] to a [thispatcher] object located in the bpatchers parent. haven’t found a better solution as the bug is completely random.
This issue is still not resolved in Max 6.19 and is really annoying. It makes very difficult to do sets of voices using a model.
Another solution is to copy the bpatchers with the initial args into a text editor, change manually the args and copy back the text into the patch.