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January 25, 2012 | 9:38 pm


Could a Max app be easily embedded in other software?

I have been programming with C#, a little C++, and Java, could a Max app be connected to (or embedded in) a separate custom application, such as a Visual C# windows app, etc.?

Could a "standalone" Max app be easily distributed to different user’s operating systems?

Thank you,

January 27, 2012 | 2:33 am

I’m not sure about embedding a standalone in separate applications, but I can tell you that standalones are platform specific.

A standalone build (at least on Mac OS X) is a combination of a collective file (.mxf) and a version of Max runtime running together and acting as a separate application.

January 27, 2012 | 12:50 pm

you can at any time distribute or share a max application uncompiled, i.e. as patches. this way your work is cross platform.

January 28, 2012 | 12:43 pm

Building on Romans comment
…Yet another amazing thing, in the very long list of amazing things, that max does/can be sone in max

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