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strange external loading

Nov 27 2006 | 2:27 pm

I am experiencing a very strange behaviour when I attempt to load the clip object. Even with clip.mxe present in my externals folder, MAX window indicates "object not found". All other externals load correctly. When I copy clip.mxe in the same folder thant MAX itself, then MAX becomes able to load clip. I really do not figure out how this can happen, and I never encountered such a problem.

If anybody can help, thanks a lot !


Nov 27 2006 | 5:20 pm

please give system/version information, etc.
without this, there’s little that anyone can do for you.


Nov 27 2006 | 7:57 pm

Oops, here is some more information:

Win XP Pro(updated regularly by our network administrator), most recent version of Max MSP (4.6)and Jitter.

External folders is:
C:/Program Files/Cycling’74/MaxMSP46/Cycling’74/externals

The problem arises with a single clip object in a patcher.

It worked like a charm until today.

Fortunately, I can work with the clip.mxe directly in the program directory. I tried various things, including reloading a fresh version of clip.mxe.



Nov 27 2006 | 8:28 pm

do you have anything else in your search paths named "clip"?


Nov 27 2006 | 8:39 pm

Nov 28 2006 | 3:39 pm

In fact, I found in my search path a recently created clip.txt document I saved from Wordpad, with textual information. Changing its name to clips.txt solved definitely the problem.

I did not think that Max could give priority to a clip.txt file outside Cycling74 folder.

Problem solved. Many thanks for the rapid help.


Nov 28 2006 | 3:48 pm

CEA is the french atomic energy agency, but has also ather fields of interest. I am working in the CEA Leti lab, which is a 1500 P. lab working on microelectronics. My domain of interest is new micro (and nanosensors), and I am in charge of new applications ideas implementing such sensors. As an old MAX user (Opcode times), I like using the MAX platform for rapid prototyping of applications, from sensors processing externals (Java, C++) up to jitter patches for some 3D presentation, or for multimedia demonstration of the sensors. No other tools I know exhibit such broad field of experimentation. We have now 4 MAX/MSP/Jitter licenses in the lab.

See also Minatec on the web.


Nov 28 2006 | 3:50 pm

Nov 28 2006 | 7:46 pm

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