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Subject: MAX Digest - 3 Sep 1997 to 4 Sep
1997To: Recipients of MAX digests 

There are 7 messages totalling 214 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Making an invisible object
  2. MAX files w/IBM download (2)
  3. tcp & camera in max 3.0
  4. IBM Downloads
  5. FAT itoa/atoi
  6. MAX authorization & Os 8

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Date:    Thu, 4 Sep 1997 15:45:28 +1000
From:    Jason Winder 
Subject: Making an invisible object

Hi.. Im trying to make an invisible object that makes other objects
dissapear as they move into it.. Like a box  with a white to black
gradient as an opacity map or something.. If anyone can help, I would
really appreciate it!  Thanks a lot!

--

Thanks for your time...

Jason Winder (Jaz)
Mail: jaz@nlc.net.au
Homepage: http://www.nlc.net.au/~jaz (JZ Web Design)
Cty: Sydney, Australia
Contact Phone: Mobile - 0414 820032
ICQ: 1836430

"I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather....
    ...Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car...."

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Date:    Thu, 4 Sep 1997 09:18:07 +0200
From:    Peter Castine 
Subject: Re: MAX files w/IBM download

Tom Mays mentioned:
>           All the Ircam files for Max have been
>MacBinaried - hence the suffix .bin. This saves space for us and time for
>you because the files are smaller than if we'd binhexed them.

Hats off to IRCAM as being one of the few FTP archives that uses
MacBinary instead of BinHex, for all the right reasons.

>HOWEVER, I beleive I once saw a small application called "macBinary" or
>something like that that will decode .bin once it's on a Mac.

Hats off to StuffIt {Deluxe|Expander|Classic} for translating MacBinary,
as well as all the other stuff they do. (Actually, once you can translate
BinHex, MacBinary isn't hard, since BinHex is essentially ASCII-ified
MacBinary).

Also, if you can ftp to the MS-DOS box, most Mac FTP Clients
automagically deal with decoding MacBinary. But, if you could ftp from
your Mac to the DOSe, (look that up in a German/English dictionary:),
your Mac would probably be able to ftp onto the net. So, I assume Don is
using SneakerNet to transfer his files.

Cheers,

Peter

Dr. Peter Castine
pcastine@prz.tu-berlin.de
http://www.prz.tu-berlin.de/~pcastine/Music

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Date:    Thu, 4 Sep 1997 08:51:15 +0200
From:    guille203 
Subject: tcp & camera in max 3.0

Hi, I am interesting in tcp & camera modules to 3.0 max version
I remember the camera for my centris (i had deleted accidentally)
The tcp is a module that I ear time ago to be a real module, It is real
now ?

Thanks,
guillermo lorenzo
guille203@arrakis.es

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Date:    Thu, 4 Sep 1997 09:51:58 +0200
From:    Oeyvind Brandtsegg 
Subject: IBM Downloads

Hi

I'm downloading patches and max upgrades via my PC's internet
connection. Stuffit Expander takes care of both .hqx and .bin type files
nicely. When dealing with files that are larger that 1.4M : I used
pkzip.exe on the PC to "zip" the file on as many volumes as needed, then
used ZipIt on the mac to "unzip" and put the file together in one piece.
Then use StuffitExpander to do the final unpacking.

Oeyvind Brandtsegg (Composer/Vibraphone)
Nedre Bakklandet 47 A
7014 Trondheim
Norway
mailto:obrandts@online.no

>
> Downloading to an IBM?! of all the things one can do in this world...
>
> Stephen Kay may have been "half joking" when he said you need a Mac, but
> he's basically right. All the Ircam files for Max have been
> MacBinaried - hence the suffix .bin. This saves space for us and time for
> you because the files are smaller than if we'd binhexed them.
>
> Unlucky break for those who's only internet acces is on a pc, admittedly.
>
> HOWEVER, I beleive I once saw a small application called "macBinary" or
> something like that that will decode .bin once it's on a Mac.
>

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Date:    Thu, 4 Sep 1997 12:11:19 +0200
From:    dudas 
Subject: FAT itoa/atoi

Peter Elsea writes:

>(Is itoa FAT yet?)

it is indeed fat, and can be found on the Ircam server:

ftp://ftp.ircam.fr/pub/forumnet/max/FAT/utilities/EllisonFAT.sea.bin

atoi and itoa are the only things in there, so that's why it is not called
"time tools and others" like the 68k distribution which includes these
objects.

-Richard

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Date:    Thu, 4 Sep 1997 14:49:28 +0300
From:    Jukka Ylitalo 
Subject: MAX authorization & Os 8

1. Do I have to interpret that MAX 3.5.6  is gamble with authorizations or
even  impossible to install after Os 8 is installed?

2. If  MAX authorized before Os 8 installed has anyone succeeded to
de-authorize?

On Thu, 7 Aug 1997,  James Livingston 
 wrote:

>>>>>>>>>
A temporary workaround for this problem would be to authorize the disk
under an older version of the system software and then install OS8.  For
those who have already made the leap to OS8 that would mean going back to
an older version of the system software; authorizing the disk,
reinstalling
OS8 and then running MAX.  For those who are considering upgrading to OS8,
you should make sure that the hard disk from which you intend to run MAX
is
authorized BEFORE you install OS8.
<<<<<<<<<<

I noted about the subject also in this list:
Fri, 8 Aug 1997,  Richard Zvonar 
Thu, 14 Aug 1997   Keay Edwards keay@HOOKED.NET

If there is a software conflict, is there any official word/advice about
waiting
a fix before going into Os 8?

*
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Helsinginkatu 10 A 31
00500 Helsinki
Finland
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http://muu.autono.net/metro/subcontrol
*

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Date:    Thu, 4 Sep 1997 06:52:33 -1000
From:    Rex Brian Coggins 
Subject: Re: MAX files w/IBM download

I do this all the time. DL the file(s), and copy it (them) to a PC=99
formated floppy. SneakerNet=99 them over to a Mac and copy them to HD. an=
d
they open without problem with StuffIt Expander=99 4.0.2. Use DropStuff
with Expander Enhancer=99 (US$30.00) for other types of files (.zip,
.etc).

This is not a product endorsement for PC's=99, StuffIt Expander=99,
DropStuff with Expander Enhancer=99 or SneakerNet=99 but the junk I reall=
y
use due to fate.

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