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understanding LINE ~object

Apr 10 2013 | 5:25 pm

Hello , everyone.

I am very beginner.
Could somebody explain to me what is the function of line object please ?
I really want to understand and try it.
What line object can do ?
I read about user guide but I don't get anything.
Please teach me what should I understand before to get line object ?

1. what is the number of grey box in patch ? (screen shot )
2. how can I UNDERSTANDING function of the relation between line object and multiplication .(please explain with example) can I use it. where I need .

I would very much appreciate your help.



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Apr 10 2013 | 7:41 pm

I think the simplest explanation is suggested by the actual name of the object itself – it outputs a line between any two points (or numbers/values). The grey box you refer to is (I think) the message box in the lower picture. What it tells line is "go to 0.5 in 5 milliseconds". In this case the line~ object is connected to a multiplier, which scales the samples output by the cycle~ 400 object (which are oscillating between -1 and 1.) So, before the message (or button as you say) is triggered, cycle is oscillating between -1 and 1. When the message is triggered the range of oscillation is reduced to between -0.5 and 0.5, over the time of 5ms.

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --

All I am really doing is quoting from the helpfile for the line object. These are invaluable in understanding the different Max objects.


Apr 11 2013 | 8:37 am

Hello Brendan.

What a beautiful example you show me.

Now I have an idea the definition of line object in my mind.

Thanks a lot .


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