Max 8.5.2 Release Version

    This page contains a record of fixed bugs and added features.
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    System Requirements


    • OS X 10.11.6 or later
    • Intel® Core™2 Duo processor. Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended).


    • OS 11.0 or later
    • Apple Silicon processor
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

    Download 8.5.2 | Dec 13, 2022

    Release Notes

    New Features

    • ‘reflect_edge’ reflection map edge length attribute
    • added input matrix for mesh geometry
    • output_mesh_matrix message to output mesh vertex matrix
    • Projects: allow using templates via ‘add new file’
    • RNBO: v1.0.2 update
    • zl: ‘zlreset’ message to reinitialize but not reset ‘mode’ parameters

    Fixed Bugs

    • crosspatch: protect against feedback
    • dict: ‘contains’ supports ints
    • jit.cellblock: fixed drawing artifacts when referring to a coll
    • fixed crash with adjacency draw modes
    • fixed issues with adjusting evalin/out attrs
    • (glcore): added error message when matrix rendering is enabled
    • fixed issues with @output_texture 1
    • fixed color attr for default shader
    • fixed ‘screenmode 0’ rendering with high DPI displays
    • fixed memory leak
    • jit.pix: attrui updates when param changes
    • Jitter JS: fixed ‘jit_gl_implicit’ “No such object" error
    • jweb: fixed memory leak with ‘readfile’
    • Max for Live metro: fixed issues with output when looping in arrangement
    • Max for Live: improved timing / sample accuracy
    • MC wrapper: fixed crash setting 'chans' message from scheduler thread when Overdrive is enabled
    • mc.gen~: fixed crash when saving with codebox (Win only)
    • mc.index~: buffer channel right inlet can be set
    • mcp.sfplay~: MC chans attr works
    • node.script: fixed memory leak
    • Parameters: ‘Stored only’ blobs work as expected
    • Patcher Window: fixed zoom button in fullscreen
    • RNBO patching: fixed errors when disconnecting patch cords via handle drag
    • RNBO: v1.0.2 update
    • Scheduler: fixed timing with UI operations that trigger signals (ex: bang->click~)
    • sfrecord~: fix crash on invalid path in ‘open’
    • Standalone: CEF is appropriately not copied when it is disabled (Windows)
    • Startup: small speed up (clippings are iterated later)
    • textedit: eliminated extra quote escapes
    • textedit: fixed crash when sending ‘clear’ via closebang
    • textedit: improved behavior of @nosymquote
    • textedit: text length does not affect presentation rect
    • thispoly~: works when created in modify-read-only subpatcher
    • VIDDLL HAP: fixed decoder error (Windows)