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[general Q] the ways of converting numbers to keystrokes

February 5, 2010 | 7:06 am

just a general question, after reading the archives for a bit it seems the only way to generate keystrokes (i.e. cmd-c, cmd-y etc) as completely in max as possible, is to use the [shell] object plus applescript and osascript. is this still the case? ideally i’d like to use a midi controller to do things like cut and paste, etc. (no i don’t want to use an external applications for this).

February 5, 2010 | 7:07 am

er, javascript would be better than the above mentioned, is it possible in javascipt?

February 5, 2010 | 2:19 pm

It’s not possible via JavaScript either. You might want to have try Masayuki’s aka.keyboard.

February 6, 2010 | 1:33 am

There is a java class that does this somewhere on the forum, if I remember right it is called "autobot".


February 6, 2010 | 12:37 pm

thanks guys,,
i was under the impression aka was max 4 only, but seems i was wrong,
i’ll check out autobot also,,

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