waveform~ display crashing every time


    Dec 10 2007 | 7:02 am
    hi all
    I've managed to isolate a section of a patch that makes max crashes on my computer every time. I know I've written not long ago, of pattrstorage making max crash but this time it concerns the waveform display object.
    I have no idea why it crashes. Maybe it would obvious to any of you?
    Here is the isolated section.
    Thanks to all
    phil

    • Dec 10 2007 | 7:22 am
      Most likely some kind of feedback loop problem. I've no clear answer, but the basic process of your patch is - Bang (Cat end) sent to (Dog start) (Dog start) sent to (Cat end) - Max is trying to set an end value for cat with itself, over and over again. I don't think you can do it this way, whatever it is you want, and I don't believe it's anything to do with message order.
      If I'm way off I blame lack of sleep, please don't tell my lecturers.
    • Dec 10 2007 | 11:33 am
      Try putting a 'change 0.1' object before the inlets you're connecting. This should break up the infinate loop you have going on.
    • Dec 10 2007 | 3:08 pm
      Hi ssam.
      Wow your change 0.1 suggestion seems to have fixed it! For now anyways.
      The point of my patch is to have 4 or 5 waveform filled with the same sample, displaying different parts of the same sample being read by a multislider. So my goal is to load a Drum beat sample, and have the multislider randomly read different parts of the sample , constantly altering it's playback result.
      Maybe , there 's a better to do this with using say 4 or 5 buffer~ groove~ objects . But that 's the way I figured it out for now .
      thanks
      phil