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Simple Interface Question: subpatch and presentation mode

Sep 29 2009 | 8:42 pm

I have my main patch in which I’m building an intuitive user friendly presentation mode.

In this patch, I want to use several subpatches to make things clean.

There are some GUI objects that are in my main patch that appears on my presentation view. I would like to move some of these into subpatches to make my main patch cleaner.

My question:

Is there a way to move an object into a subpatch but keep it in the presentation view of my main patch?

Thank you.

Sep 29 2009 | 8:46 pm

Unless you use the bpatcher object, no. But that’s what the bpatcher object was made for….

Sep 30 2009 | 12:39 am

Oh nice, thanks

The inspector of bpatcher allows me select another max patch. Is it possible to load a subpatch?

Also, the track in the bpatcher appears in edit mode, is there a way to have presentation mode?


Sep 30 2009 | 1:03 am

Check "Open in Presentation" from the bpatcher’s Patcher inspector (in the view menu).

Sep 30 2009 | 1:17 am


Yeah that’s what I was looking for.


Sep 30 2009 | 1:51 am

I got another question which is not really related but I don’t want to make another thread.

So I’m currently using a preset object as some kind of clock (each presets are automatically loaded in an order)

This clock system is inside a subpatch and I want to control elements that are in other subpatch with the preset.

I tried using inlets and outlets but it doesn’t work.

Is it possible to use a preset inside a subpatch to control some GUI objects that are in another subpatch?


Sep 30 2009 | 1:59 am

One word: pattr. Time for a little quality help file perusal. Or, if you’re one of those weird people who reads, refpages and tutorials. Smile

If you’re jonesing for the ability to have a graphic UI, you can set an attribute that associates a preset object with a given pattrstorage object.

You’ll like it. Being able to recall things in subpatches is just the beginning.

Jan 15 2013 | 4:52 pm

how does it work if I want to put a filtergraph that is in a subpatcher into presentation mode? if i click add to presentation mode it is not there..

any ideas?


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