New MAC Keyboard, Numbered Triggering Layout
Hello Everyone In Max Land,
I have nearly finished going through the Max Tutorials again, also noticing about using the keyboard a lot to trigger video, samples, etc.
Anyhow, i had a good idea. Max does give you an example of what keys you press, it then gives you the number in which that key means using [key] and [int]. It displays the number of the said key is in the number box, which is good.
But i felt lost later, especially when wanting to use the keys and forgetting the number to what key is which. When wanting to build a small trigger patch.
Anyhow, i have made a little picture (gif format). With each of the keys, with there number in the key box. Its a nice little guide, and has come in handy already. Such as Q=113, W=149, etc.
So i have put it up here for you all to have as well.
Keep in mind this is for the new MAC keyboards, so i dont know if it is different to the old ones. If it is different, i will do another one for the old model later.
Anyhow, hope this comes in handy for anybody. It has already for me. I printed it out and kept it with a Max/MSP guide that i am building up
heres a handy little utility I use for remembering key codes:
so simple it hurts, but:
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Tim Harris schrieb:
> so simple it hurts, but:
Oh yes, it doesn’t do anything…
Maybe something is missing?
Did you copy compress only the presentation objects?
ah yes mus have done, apologies.
All it is is a little window using the [key] object and number boxes, just handy to have in the corner of the screen if you’re needing some key information.
You can simply open up key.maxhelp to see what key produces which values. Since you presumably already have a key object in your patch, all it takes is an option-click.
Another trick is to open up a Terminal window and type ‘man ascii’ at the command prompt.
Note that ASCII codes encode the *character set*. This is independent of keyboard layout.
that’s nice, and definitely helps for ascii numbering… however, if you send the [key] output through sprintf %c, it turns the codes back into the corresponding letters. Then use "route a b c d e f 1 2 3 Q W E R T Y" etc. Much more human-readable and remember-able than ascii…
This won’t work with space, Tab, or other non-printing characters. you need the ascii/select for those, just use a separate branch from [key]. Also you might stay away from using semicolons as triggers, they’re kind of special to max :)
thanks Lewis !
printing it out right now !
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