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minor mistake in the reference for

Aug 06 2011 | 10:51 am

Trying to do things with in Max 5.1.7, I notice two minor issues in the maxhelp patch and the Reference document:

1) In the "Classic OpenGL Commands" sub-patcher, the fourth input of the color (RGBA) attribute (alpha/transparency) is not functional. The solution: adding a "blend_enable $1" message fixes this — when blend_enable is activated, the alpha value is working.

2) In the Reference document – also in the online version: – it says that the message "font – fontname [symbol] size [int]" "Specifies the font and size in which to draw." That seems to be a mistake, the "size" attribute has no effect. According to other threads on this forum, the recommended way to change the font size is by using the "scale" attribute.

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