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Object that opens another .maxpat file?

February 6, 2013 | 11:38 am

Hi there,

This is something I’ve been experimenting with for a couple of days, to no avail. Again, I’ve done a lot of googling and looked through the tutorials, but without success.

Is there ANY way at all to trigger Max to open another .maxpat file, whilst you’re in a patch that’s already open? That is to say, I want to get to the end of a sequence of audio triggers, then using a MIDI signal, open another patch (but NOT a subpatch) once that sequence has played out.

Is this an odd concept? Is it possible?

Would be much obliged for any suggestions.

February 6, 2013 | 11:43 am

Look at the helpfile for [bpatcher] object

February 6, 2013 | 11:47 am

Something like this maybe:

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February 6, 2013 | 1:17 pm


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February 6, 2013 | 3:10 pm

@Terry: or what? You copied my patch! ;-)

February 6, 2013 | 8:28 pm


— using message to max, but you need to close the file via a message to max too, otherwise the reference (foo) argument persists and you can’t re-open.

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February 7, 2013 | 9:27 am

Thanks Terry! Now I know a new way to crash Max6:
open a patch with the openfile message to Max,
then close it by clicking in the close button in the window bar,
and sending the closefile message.

Max 6.0.8, X.6.8

February 7, 2013 | 12:12 pm

lets just pretend I never posted in this thread, shall we?

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