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Subject: MAX Digest - 12 May 1997 to 13 May
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There are 7 messages totalling 186 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Phonemes
  2. snd
  3. transparent cornered pic
  4. PB 1400 CD control (2)
  5. problems coding outlets
  6. preset problems

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Date:    Tue, 13 May 1997 13:25:38 +0100
From:    Jem Finer 
Subject: Phonemes

Just wondering if anyone knows of the whereabouts of the complete set of
phonemes for the speaking of English - I'd like to get hold of them if they
are sitting around somewhere - else I'll have to do it myself !

Thanks,

Jem Finer

Kentish Town
London NW5
finer@easynet.co.uk

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Date:    Tue, 13 May 1997 13:34:06 +0100
From:    Jem Finer 
Subject: snd

I don't seem to be able to get snd to hold more than one sound at once . .
.whats the trick for giving each sound its voice no. - I've tried a la
manual but no luck so far - am I missing some vital info ?

Another thing - is there a way to implement the opposite of key/keyup -
something that would fool a non OMS application that certain keys were
being pressed on the Mac keyboard ?

thanks,

Jem Finer

Kentish Town
London NW5
finer@easynet.co.uk

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Date:    Tue, 13 May 1997 13:58:24 -0400
From:    Stephen Kay 
Subject: transparent cornered pic

K-) Peter:
>And the answer to the transparent cornered pic is?

I believe the only way you can do what you want is to cut something out of
a painting/drawing program using a "lasso" type tool.  In the case of
making button pictures, I have had success by drawing them in ResEdit as
CICNs, then using the lasso tool to cut them out and paste them back in as
PICTS.  But of course, you're limited to size.  Unfortunately, I have found
PhotoShop's lasso tool next to useless, since it's entirely a freehand
operation - try making an exact circle.  Then again, my Photoshop skill is
practically non-existant, so maybe there's a way.

If you are trying to design user interfaces, you might want to check out my
"MegaMAX Collection", a demo of which is on the 3.5 CD-ROM(s).

I will upload a version of the demo soon to various sites, so that 3.0 and
2.5 users can check it out - all of the objects are backwards compatible.

Stephen Kay

------- The MegaMAX Application Developer's Collection --------
Full color 3D UI Objects for creating professional looking apps,
     Macintosh Interface objects, and other Max helpers.
-----------check out the demo on the MAX 3.5 CD----------------

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Date:    Tue, 13 May 1997 12:12:47 -0700
From:    Carl Stone 
Subject: PB 1400 CD control

Anybody got an idea how to contol the internal CD drive in a PowerBook
1400CS via MAX? Or am I dreaming? It is not a SCSI device.

CARL STONE

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Date:    Tue, 13 May 1997 16:10:39 -0400
From:    James Garfield 
Subject: problems coding outlets

I have recently begun exploring the development of external objects for
Max, and I've found the manual in the Software Developer's Kit to be
only marginally helpful.  I deciphered enough to code and compile a
working object with 8 inlets and 1 outlet, based on experiments with
sample code provided with the SDK.

Can anyone provide me with sample code for an object that addresses
multiple outlets, not to mention handling of multiple messages in the
first inlet?

Thanks,
James

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James Garfield                           BadRat Multimedia Productions
badrats@badrat.com                       http://www.badrat.com/badrats

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Date:    Tue, 13 May 1997 22:09:15 -0400
From:    Eric Singer 
Subject: Re: PB 1400 CD control

For CD audio?  Or data?  For audio, have you tried the 'cd' object, or
doesn't that work on the 1400?

Eric

On Tue, 13 May 1997, Carl Stone wrote:

> Anybody got an idea how to contol the internal CD drive in a PowerBook
> 1400CS via MAX? Or am I dreaming? It is not a SCSI device.
>
> CARL STONE
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> L  -----------------------------------------------------
>  STONE      4104 24th Street #410
>                       San Francisco CA 94114 USA
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>                             WEB: http://www.sukothai.com
>

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*          Eric Singer           *
*    Media Research Laboratory   *
*       New York University      *
*   email: esinger@cat.nyu.edu   *
*  web: http://cat.nyu.edu/eric  *
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Date:    Tue, 13 May 1997 23:30:32 +0100
From:    Terry Nigrelli 
Subject: preset problems

> I think Terry may have misinterpreted something I said.  As the reprint of
> my original post which Steve Smith just reposted shows (thanks Steve, I
> couldn't find it) , there is only one grab per bpatcher needed, regardless
> of how many UI objects are in each bpatcher.  Furthermore, when restoring
> data, there are no grabs necessary at all.
>
> The output of the entire funnel (which may have 1 - 256 items) goes
through
> a "prepend sub 1", and then through 1 grab into the coll.  The grab simply
> insures that the "sub" command performs its job, but causes no output from
> the coll (the output comes out of the grab instead, which is then not
> connected to anything).
>
> Stephen Kay

Thanks for clearing that up Steven. I have been going about it in a very
inefficient
way.

Terry Nigrelli
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