very silly observation about patch cords...


    Nov 12 2006 | 1:37 am
    it's really not a big deal but i realized one can not segment a cord more than 8 times , with "segmented patch cords" mode checked or unchecked....

    • Nov 12 2006 | 1:58 am
      Another nice one:
      try pasting this to max (save your work first!):
      In 4.5.7., windows xp, this immediately crashes max.
      Mattijs
    • Nov 12 2006 | 3:54 am
      While on the subject of patch cords... thru scripting I change their color, but they do not update until:
      1) switching from Edit back to Locked mode (not good for the final application)
      2) doing a disconnect/reconnect (weird and unnerving)
      3) doing a send to back / bring to front of the object where the cords originate.
      I wanted to be able to animate thru color changes when data is actively being sent through patch cords. I got it working eventually, but needed to do this weird workaround (#3 above). Strange. The amount of work it took to figure it out was kinda annoying... but, once it worked, it looked pretty dang cool, and actually was instructive regarding when and how data is sent.
      -CJ
    • Nov 12 2006 | 7:00 am
      wow, i'd love to see an example to that.
    • Nov 12 2006 | 9:54 am
      On 12.11.2006, at 02:58, Mattijs Kneppers wrote:
      > In 4.5.7., windows xp, this immediately crashes max.
      crashes just as fast on a MacBook Pro with Max 4.6.2...(in Mac OS X
      10.4.8)
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    • Nov 12 2006 | 7:14 pm
      On 12-Nov-2006, at 2:37, karl-otto von oertzen wrote:
      > it's really not a big deal but i realized one can not segment a
      > cord more than 8 times , with "segmented patch cords" mode checked
      > or unchecked....
      This is a documented limitation.
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    • Nov 12 2006 | 10:18 pm
      > This is a documented limitation.
      yet it remains a limitation.
    • Nov 14 2006 | 1:03 pm
      stuff like this stops you actually doing any music though
    • Nov 14 2006 | 3:58 pm
      who said Max was only for musicians ;) ?
      Quote: bin wrote on Tue, 14 November 2006 05:03
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    • Nov 15 2006 | 12:17 am
      I couldn't agree more... so many times I realize I've been fiddling with something for hours and there hasn't been a peep of sound from the speakers! Kind of sad, but the process is interesting.
      Also, I'm doing a lot of this to build a set of tutorials for students in Max classes that I assist in. Hopefully it'll build up my knowledge and resources to push me towards a job working with and teaching Max. So really, it's all about the Benjamins... and (hopefully) job security!
      -CJ
    • Nov 19 2006 | 11:03 am
      Seejay James wrote:
      > I couldn't agree more... so many times I realize I've been fiddling
      > with something for hours and there hasn't been a peep of sound from
      > the speakers! Kind of sad, but the process is interesting.
      Beethoven was able to compose great music without hearing a peep sound
      from anything...
      Stefan
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