Transparent Knobpicture for slider

    Sep 03 2013 | 3:21 pm
    I have a slider where I use a transparent knob, which I thought would be executed on the [loadbang] object. And it does load successfully when the application is built, but not when I start up the .maxpat file. I have to click on the message object to load the knob. I was just wondering why that is or what I am doing wrong.

    • Sep 04 2013 | 12:18 am
      not sure what you are doing there, but i would recommend against loading files from disk this way. just set the path permanent to the object, for example via the info window.
      i know this issue from lcd, where loading pictures using messages often fails.
    • Sep 04 2013 | 3:31 am
      Ok, I tried to add the knob image in the info window but it does not load properly. It loads the black square as it does in the attached example zip file. And the button is transparent after I compile it to an .exe file. I was really just curious on why it takes me clicking on the message to get the slider button to load transparent, which I would assume the [loadmess] object would do.
      Basically, I am attempting to create a slider that had no slider button but resembles a horizontal knob (that is the best way I can describe it at this time). Think of the older volume controls on walkman's and cheap alarm clocks.