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January 31, 2010 | 1:13 am

I have a patch that loads several very large .obj files that now crashes Max on launch due to either upgrading Jitter or the new Macbook Pro. I have two favors to ask:

1. Would anyone who thinks they can open it be willing to stop it from loading the models on launch and email it back to me?

2. Can anyone explain why it stopped working?


January 31, 2010 | 3:40 am

disable loadbangs upon loading the patch, check the docs on loadbang for how to do this. then you should be able to open it. had some recent fixes for crashes, be sure you have the latest Max version first, perhaps the problem is fixed.

January 31, 2010 | 9:24 pm

I do have the most current version of Max and Jitter, which I think could be the problem. Last time I opened the patch was on the old MacBook with the last version of Jitter, so it’s got to be one of those.

The reason I posed this to the list is because I cannot even open the patch without it crashing. I must have been exhausted last night because I didn’t realize I could just move the models out of the search path.

Still don’t understand why it’s not working. I have six .obj files that are between 3 and 84mb in size. Loading any one of them crashes Max immediately.

January 31, 2010 | 10:24 pm

Could be a long shot, but I had problems when converting .stl (stereolithography) files to .obj, using AccuTrans. I first converted it and it seemed to make the .obj file correctly, but the "group" command (the "g" at top) was commented out. This crashed Max when I tried to load it. When I made it with groups enabled (the "g" wasn’t commented out) they worked fine. Maybe check your .obj file text and see if that’s what’s happening…?

January 31, 2010 | 10:50 pm

I don’t have a group command in any of these, commented out or otherwise. They were exported from Blender and worked fine with the last version of Jitter/last MacBook Pro.

February 1, 2010 | 12:12 am

Hmm, you got me there. Sounds like it’s C74’s turn to take a crack at it, I don’t know what’s happening. Especially if it worked with the prior version, that’s strange.

February 1, 2010 | 7:38 pm

@zach, what version of MaxMSP do you have installed? If this continues with the most recent version available for download, we’ll want to have a look at the OBJ files that are causing you trouble. Send an email to with a link to download the troubled OBJ files.

Andrew B.

February 2, 2010 | 12:03 am

Didn’t realize you guys came out with 5.1.2 yet. The upgrade from 5.1.1 fixed it. Sorry for the trouble.

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