well after some proper thinking i have come back to learning the building of externals, and successfully ran through an informative guide on expanding the simplemax source, by adding an extra inlet and an output.
[ive attached the paper i used to help me]
although it was slightly off on some things or its explanation was slightly misty i made it through fine.
but was wondering if there is anything else much like this paper that helps in explaining things in a tutorial sense.
i know the sdk comes with info a work-throughs, and will be getting on it. plus know than mr eric lyon is writing [or proofreading] a book which is a tutorial from start to finish of building externals, from beginner to advanced [which i am so happy for, but also impatient to wait :)]
but the brief walkthrough i have done is great and simple.
but none-the-less i am not a programmer first, and am very "whaaa..." with most of the jargon taking up my screen.
and was wondering if there was anything else that can explain things in a tutorial sense. videos [though i seen none] or even an updated version of this.
or even other papers that explain the language etc.
anyhow, i will lick my external question wounds and move on