New to the forum so be gentle! I'm working on a patch and I have spent all day trying to create a 'bin picker'.
By this I mean I would like to open a file, and for the whole folder to be listed as a small thumbnail, not as text.
I've looked at 'dropfile' but that only opens one file.
'Absolutepath' is just the file directory on you're HD.
'Relativepath' is kind of the same as above.
'Folder' is close but it lists the folder as text not as a preview..... (I have a feeling it has to do with this though!)
I have posted on my usual forum (vjforums.com) and have been told two options from another user:-
"The simple answer is that there isn't such a thing.
You'd need to load each file, bang a frame out to a matrix, then composition that within a preview window (perhaps using the "lcd" object). Then, you'd need to define areas of the preview window for selection and association with that file, which you would then have it load. I suppose another way to do it would be to use the "poly~ for movies" example and load and have it load in your bank of films, then grab a frame from each and associate that frame with each movie.
All fairly complex.
I just don't have thumbnails."
Is there any other way???
Thank you in advance.